Happy birthday to signore Bob. This one happens to be my favourite of him. It cracks me up and open every time. Enjoy.
And since Dylan’s work is fiercely protected and gets deleted from YouTube on a daily basis and all my links stop working sooner or later, I’ll let Jason Mraz sing it. Since his surname in Slovenian translates as “cold“. Good luck in tracking down the original.
Man Gave Names To All The Animals by Bob Dylan
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.
Big furry paws and he liked to howl
Great big furry back and furry hair
“Ah, think I’ll call it a bear”.
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled
He saw milk coming out but he didn’t know how
“Ah, think I’ll call it a cow”.
Horns on his head and they weren’t too short
It looked like there wasn’t nothing that he couldn’t pull
“Ah, I’ll think I’ll call it a bull”.
Real dirty face and a curly trail
He wasn’t too small and he wasn’t too big
“Ah, think I’ll call it a pig”.
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep
“Ah, think I’ll call it a sheep”.
Slithering his way through the grass
Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake …