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Read Bob Dylan’s unpublished song about Wisconsin

by Chris Butsch
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Many die-hard Dylan fans don’t know that the legendary folk singer briefly lived in Wisconsin. Inspired by his time here, in 1961 he drafted an ode to the dairy state. Conserved on a torn sheet of paper for 56 years, the unpublished lyrics sold at auction for $24,000 in 2017. One verse reads:

I’m a heading out Wisconson ways

2000 miles to go

Madison, Milwakee set’s my heart aglow

I’m a coming to that dairy state

My heart’s a beating fast

I’ll pick my banjo gently there

And twiddle my mustache

You can read the full lyrics here.

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