Talkin' New York

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  • This was one of two original songs on Bob Dylan's eponymous first album. It describes his feelings on arriving in New York, and the initial difficulty he had finding gigs.
  • The line, "Now, a very great man once said. That some people rob you with a fountain pen," is a nod to Dylan's hero Woody Guthrie. It is a specific reference to "Pretty Boy Floyd," Guthrie's 1939 ballad about the 1930s gangster.
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