Seven Curses an Example of Dylan Inhaling Folk Tradition and Exhaling It As His Own

“Old Reilly stole a stallion But they caught him and they brought him back.”

Illustration by the author.

The mistrust of authority is a central theme in the tradition of folk music across most of Europe much of the time, and this song comes directly from that

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Ed Newman

Ed Newman

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