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I Shall Be Released

Lyrics

They say every man must need protection
They say every man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above the wall
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They say every man must need protection
They say every man must fall
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above the wall
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
extensive vamping
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a gravelly male vocalist
a prominent harmonica part
acoustic rhythm guitars
political lyrics
sad lyrics
and many other similarities identified in the Music Genome Project

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Lord, I love all of Dylan, but something extraordinar y about the young Dylan, a special poignancy.
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dazernator80 0
I love the simple jolly beat of this song! Never heard something like it from Bob.
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blynch7016
Bob rocks
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Hmm. Maybe it ain't Jerry! Still a good song.
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I think Garcia is singing with Bob. Not sure. Help me out someone.
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a true voice in so many ways
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beeuutifulll . . .
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clishat
P.S. Happy performed with his brother(?) Arty?
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clishat
good call henrie, not a big Dylan fan I must admit, I like what I like but I appreciate your attention to detail. Better than this piss poor pandora could ever attain. Music genome is a bust
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This song is gorgeous.
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bobby a G D genuis
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wikipedia knows: Happy Traum
In 1971 Happy once again joined Bob Dylan in the studio, playing guitar, banjo, bass, and singing harmony on three songs, which appeared on Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.<1>(includ i n g "I Shall Be Released") Dylan also invited Happy to participate in a famous session with poet Allen Ginsberg, which resulted in the box set "Holy Soul Jelly Roll."<2>

Happy first appeared on record at a historic session in 1963 when a group of young folk musicians, including
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Great Question! Anybody know?
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Elvis??

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jim208
Who's singing background vocals?

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