#AtoZ Dylan – “V” is for Visions of Johanna

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

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“Visions of Johanna” appears on Dylan’s 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. Several critics have acclaimed “Visions of Johanna” as one of Dylan’s highest achievements in writing, praising the allusiveness and subtlety of the language. In 1999, Sir Andrew Motion, poet laureate of the UK, listed it as his candidate for the greatest song lyric ever written. (source: Wikipedia)

Click HERE for a link to the song’s lyrics.

The song has been covered by The Grateful Dead, Marianne Faithfull, Lee Ranaldo, and Chris Smither. Here Robyn Hitchcock introduces “Visions of Johanna” as ‘possibly the greatest song ever written.’ He joins Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings in Newport in July 2015