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Album: TempestReleased: 2012
Dylan penned this song's mysterious and playful lyrics with his old friend, the Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The pair collaborated on most of the tracks on Dylan's previous album, Together Through Life.
The bluesy song refers to the Duquesne (pronounced doo-kayne) train service that used to run between New York Penn and Pittsburgh Penn Stations, which was named after the eighteenth century Fort Duquesne in the latter city. That route is now served by the daily Amtrack Pennsylvanian service. The lyrics show Dylan's distaste at times a changing'
. "Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowing," he demands. "Blowing like it's gonna sweep my world away."
The Nash Edgerton directed music video is set on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Dylan appears briefly throughout the clip.