Ballad of the Thin Man,1965; Bob Dylan, American born 1941
Bob Dylan’s explanation of who Mr. Jones is:
“I saw him come into the room one night and he looked like a camel. He proceeded to put his eyes in his pocket. I asked this guy who he was and he said, ‘That’s Mr. Jones.'”
Said to be a dressing down of a ‘bourgeois’ man who stumbled into a hip hangout which the singer frequented at the time.
I don’t care what it is about. I love it.
And do we even know now what the hell is going on?
William Penn, the founder of Philadelphia, 1682, on top of City Hall, reflected.
2 thoughts on “Bob Dylan looking at The Thin Man with the Tie and Polished Shoes”
I believe Dylan was inspired to write this
after a social encounter with the British
actor, Peter O’Toole.
Thanks for the info!
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