Bob Dylan Trivia Quiz – Can You Name the Song?

Bob Dylan Lyrics Quiz

# 1: Queen Mary, she’s my friend
Yes, I believe I’ll go see her again

Just Like A Woman:

Queen Mary, she's my friend
Yes, I believe I'll go see her again
Nobody has to guess
That Baby can't be blessed
Till she finally sees that she's like all the rest
With her fog, her amphetamine and her pearls
She takes just like a woman, yes she does
She makes love just like a woman, yes she does
And she aches just like a woman
But she breaks just like a little girl.

# 2: Everybody’s building the big ships and boats
Some are building monuments, others jotting down notes

The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo):

Everybody's building the big ships and boats
Some are building monuments, others jotting down notes
Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here everybody's gonna jump for joy

# 3: I’ll say goodbye to Colorado
Where I was born and partly raised

Man Of Constant Sorrow:

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where I was born and partly raised

# 4: Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall

The Times They Are A-Changin':

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'

# 5: I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall:

...

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin'
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin'
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

# 6: Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore

Knockin' On Heaven's Door
(from "Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid" soundtrack)

 

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door

# 7: Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon

It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding):


 


Darkness at the break of noon
Shadows even the silver spoon
The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon
To understand you know too soon
There is no sense in trying.

Pointed threats, they bluff with scorn
Suicide remarks are torn
From the fools gold mouthpiece
The hollow horn plays wasted words
Proves to warn
That he not busy being born
Is busy dying.


 


 

# 8: Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth…

All Along The Watchtower:


"There must be some way out of here," said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."

# 9: Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happening to my companions

Slow Train from Slow Train Coming (1979):

 

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can't help but wonder what's happening to my companions
Are they lost or are they found, have they counted the cost it'll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they're gonna have to abandon?
There's slow, slow train coming up around the bend.

# 10: Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come

You Ain't Goin' Nowhere:

Clouds so swift
Rain won't lift
Gate won't close
Railings froze
Get your mind of wintertime
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair !

I don't care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain't goin' nowhere
Whoo-ee ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair !

# 11: When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window, and I’ll be gone

Don't Think Twice It's All Right:

Well, it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Even you don't know by now
And it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It'll never do somehow

When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window, and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm a-traveling on
But don't think twice, it's all right

# 12: Close your eyes, close your door
You don’t have to worry any more

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight:

 

Close your eyes, close your door
You don't have to worry any more
I'll be your baby tonight.

Shut the light, shut the shade
You don't have to be afraid
I'll be your baby tonight.

# 13: I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay

I Threw It All Away:

 

I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel
I treated her like a fool
I threw it all away.

Once I had mountains in the palm of my hand
And rivers that ran through ev'ry day
I must have been mad
I never knew what I had
Until I threw it all away.

# 14: The silver saxophones say I should refuse you

I Want You:

 

The guilty undertaker sighs
The lonesome organ grinder cries
The silver saxophones say I should refuse you
The cracked bells and washed-out horns
Blow into my face with scorn
But it's not that way
I wasn't born to lose you
I want you, I want you
I want you so bad
Honey, I want you.

# 15: Now you don’t talk so loud
Now you don’t seem so proud

Like A Rolling Stone:

 

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal

How does it feel?
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?

Continue

 

Bob Dylan Lyrics Quiz

This quiz gives you a line or two from a Bob Dylan song. Can you pick the song based on a line from the lyrics? Bob Dylan has a large catalogue of songs and great lyrics spanning over fifty-some years. So, it’s a hard quiz; designed for the true Bob Dylan fan!

Bob Dylan is no doubt one of our greatest musicians and lyricists. He has been awarded a Pulitzer, the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, just to mention a few prestigious awards.

Dylan released his first album, Bob Dylan, in 1962. It had mainly familiar folk, blues and gospel songs and only two original compositions. At the time, the album sold only 5,000 copies. His second album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, was released the year after. Tracks included “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”; songs that established Dylan as a songwriter and the voice of his generation. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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