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It was originally recorded on August 2,and released on the album Highway 61 Revisited. II and as two separate live versions recorded at concerts in the first of which appeared on the B-side of Dylan's " I Want You " singlewith the second being released on The Bootleg Series Vol.
Lightfoot's version was recorded only weeks after Dylan's original had been released and reached 3 on the Canadian RPM singles chart. The song's lyrics describe a vision of the narrator's experiences in JuarezMexico, where he encounters poverty, sickness, despair, available women, indifferent authorities, alcohol and drugs before finally deciding to return to New York City. Music journalist Toby Creswell included it on his list of the greatest songs of all time, and music critic Dave Marsh ranked the live version of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" from Liverpool, released as the B-side of "I Want You", as the greatest single of all time.
Lyrically, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" in a way continues a descriptive road theme from the album's previous song, "Highway 61 Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited.
This story takes place outside of Mexico City. It begins in Mexico City and it ends really in Des Moines, Iowa, but it's all about this painter, he's a quite older fellow, he comes from Juarez, Juarez is down cross of Texas border, some few feets, and he's a painter.
He's very very well-known painter in the area there and we all call him Tom Thumb and when Tom Thumb was going through his blue period, this is one of the Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited important times of his whole life and he's going to sell many many paintings now taken from his blue period and this is all about Tom Thumb and his early days and so we name this Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues.
Musically, "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" consists of no chorusbut six versesvaried by a handful of chords and Dylan's vocal emphasis. Alternate takes of the song from the August 2, recording session have been released on The Bootleg Series Vol. The song has Hillside Strangler - The Broken Jug - Fling Thing been popular live in concert.
Clinton Heylin has stated that "as performed live in —66, 'Tom Thumb' became an inferno of pain. As if pain were indeed art. Dylan also played "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" regularly during his tourand has played it in concert occasionally ever since. According to Acclaimed Musicit is the 3,nd most celebrated song in popular music history.
From Wikipedia, the Fat Sushi - Warehouse EP encyclopedia. A sample of the first verse of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues", in which the singer finds himself in Juarez, Mexico at Easter time, amidst some "hungry women".
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