I saw it advertised one day
That the Bear Mountain Picnic was coming my way.
Come along and take a trip!
We'll bring you up there on a ship!
Bring the wife and family.
Bring the whole... kids!
Probably Bob Dylan
's funniest song, 'Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues
' was scandalousl
y based (albeit loosely) on a real incident in which rather a lot of people died. This may well be the main reason it didn't make it onto The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
, for which it was originally recorded, but who can say? Dylan's habit of leaving many of his best songs off his albums is part of his mystique, I suppose. It eventually made its way onto the Bootleg Series
, Volume 1.
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