Monday, May 23, 2011
#28 Bob Dylan "Jet Pilot" 1965
Well, she's got Jet Pilot eyes from her hips on down.
All the bombardiers are trying to force her out of town.
She's five feet nine and she carries a monkey wrench.
She weighs more by the foot than she does by the inch.
She got all the downtown boys, all at her command
But you've got to watch her closely
'cause she ain't no woman
She's a man. (1965)
A Dylan toss-off from the Highway 61 Revisited sessions, the melody would be revisited for Tombstone Blues. Al Kooper remembers Al Kooper explains: "The songs changed all the time. We would try different tempos, he would try other words. Most of the songs had different titles. It was a long time, for example, before I realised It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train to Cry was not called Phantom Engineer".
Happy Birthday Uncle Bobby!