This week’s Elm Tree Quiz is a birthday special, celebrating Bob Dylan turning 80 next Monday.
Don’t worry if you’re not a “Bobcat”, the questions are only very loosely inspired by Dylan songs and very little knowledge of the great man or his canon is required.
But for any Dylan obsessives feeling short-changed, I’ve asked Bob for some questions and he has come up with the below. Name the songs.
- How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?
- How does it feel? To be on your own. With no direction home.
- Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness?
- Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
- You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand. You see somebody naked and you say, who is that man?
- Well, Abe says, “Where you want this killin’ done?”
- And your flesh like silk, and your face like glass – who could they get to carry you?
- Can’t you hear that rooster crowing?
- She was standing there in back of my chair. Said to me, “Don’t I know your name?”
- Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin, “Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?”
- The crime was murder “one”. Guess who testified?
- Do you love me, or are you just extending goodwill?
- What can I say about Claudette?
- Frankly, Miss Scarlett, I don’t give a damn. What is the truth, and where did it go?
- Blowin’ In the Wind
- Like A Rolling Stone
- Masters of War
- A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
- Ballad of a Thin Man
- Highway 61 Revisited
- Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands
- New Morning
- Tangled Up In Blue
- Lily Rosemary and the Queen of Hearts
- Is Your Love In Vain?
- The Groom’s still waiting at the Altar
- Murder Most Foul