#AtoZ Dylan – “G” is for Gotta Serve Somebody

“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” ~ Bob Dylan

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“Gotta Serve Somebody” appeared on Dylan’s 1979 album Slow Train Coming. It won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Male in 1979At the time he wrote the song, Dylan was a born-again Christian. John Lennon actually wrote the song “Serve Yourself” in response (“You gotta serve yourself, ain’t nobody gonna do it for you”)

Click HERE for a link to the lyrics.

Covered by such diverse artists as Devo, Natalie Cole, and Willie Nelson, here is a great version by the fabulous Mavis Staples with Johnny Lang, performed in 2011 in Washington, DC: