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This explanation, although obviously a supposition, at least makes sense in terms of the song, the fact that it is played with electric guitars, and the fact that it has been used so often by Dylan as an opening to concerts.
Here is an explanation as to why — b ecause this song is the introduction to all the other songs that follow. So of course it is the introduction. The site is developing its own theoretical approach to the music of Bob Dylan. You can read about that approach as it evolves here. There are details of the author, and the context of these reviews here. The index of all the songs reviewed is here. A lot of old blues songs stay on the tonic all the way through to the last 4 bars, just as this one does.
Also, having played this song both in a band setting and solo busking, the rhythm can be expressed in a very driving manner, which adds to the musical interest of the song.
I found that I never tired of playing this song in a busking context, mainly as I can relate so strongly to the lyrics, but also because it is so easy to lay down a driving rhythmical groove played in E, with the main chord being E7, played on the 5th position using open low E, B on the 7th fret and E on the same fret of the lower 2 strings for bass lines to push the rhythm along. As with most of the Dylan songs that I know, if you play them repeatedly over time and in different contexts, in different states of mind and in different stages of inebriation LOL!
Hard to say if there is any one true meaning. Like all great art there are layers of meaning and each person can take something of their own from the experience. Thanks for the great website, great info and insights! Cheers, Tony. Making nearly every song into an autobiographical comment by Dylan is to narrow its meaning too much; it is indeed too early written to be about Maggie Thatcher, but fits in with the exploitation of wage earner by the bosses of industry, nevertheless.
Artists - B. Maggie's Farm is found on the album Real Live. Bob Dylan — Maggie's Farm. I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more. No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
Well, I wake in the morning, Fold my hands and pray for rain. I got a head full of ideas That are drivin' me insane. It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor. I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more. No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more. Well, he hands you a nickel, He hands you a dime, He asks you with a grin If you're havin' a good time, Then he fines you every time you slam the door. I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more.
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more. Well, he puts his cigar Out in your face just for kicks. His bedroom window It is made out of bricks. The National Guard stands around his door. Ah, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's pa no more. I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more. No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's ma no more. Well, she talks to all the servants About man and God and law.
Everybody says She's the brains behind pa. She's sixty-eight, but she says she's twenty-four. They sing while you slave and I just get bored. Edit Lyrics. Maggie's Farm song meanings. Gods and Generals. Masked and Anonymous.
North Country. I'm Not There. The People Speak. Hawaii Five The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. The Art of McCartney. Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined. Neil Moret and Richard Whiting cover. Roosevelt", and "The Grand Coulee Dam".
Touched by an Angel: The Album. The '60s . Inside Llewlyn Davis. The Midnight Special. Credited as "Bob Landy"; played treble piano on "Downtown Blues" . The Concert for Bangladesh. Rock of Ages. Songs for the New Depression. Duet with Midler on " Buckets of Rain ". Death of a Ladies' Man. The Last Waltz. Artists United Against Apartheid.
Hearts of Fire Soundtrack. Traveling Wilburys Vol. Traveling Wilburys. Across the Borderline. Other Voices, Other Rooms. The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Elliot . Ramblin' Jack Elliot. Postcards of the Hanging. The Traveling Wilburys Collection. Writer, vocals and rhythm guitar on two previously unreleased songs and a new documentary see Performer films below. Lyricist on 20 songs from The Basement Tape Sessions of that were never recorded.
Four songs, including a previously-unreleased version of " If Not for You ". Lyrics for "Gone But Not Forgotten" .
Nobody's Child: Romanian Angel Appeal. The Other Side of the Mirror film. David A.Maggie's Farm è da sempre considerata una canzone di protesta contro le canzoni di protesta. Dylan, diventato famoso grazie a queste, non ne può più di essere unicamente accostato al folk impegnato e rivendica la sua libertà creativa.