Um, I don’t think that’s the lyric…

Whenever I listen to ‘The ballad of Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts’ (one of my favourite Dylan songs) I invariably get it stuck in my head. This generally means that I’m singing it constantly for at least 24 hours. When this happens, I get the lyrics mixed up.

Sometimes with hilarious consequences.

If you’ve never heard it, it’s immensely long with many verses, which means that the potential for mix-ups is far greater.

One of the lines is ” Rosemary combed her hair and took a carriage into town.” Bob, being Bob, slurs the ‘r’s in carriage so it sounds a little like ‘cabbage.’

Hilarious moment #1.

Another line is “Lily took her dress off, buried it away.”

So, if you ever hear me sing “Lily took her dress off and took a cabbage into town” that’s what I’ve done.

It has a nice ring to it though…

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