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Man Gave Names To All The Animals

Bob Dylan © 1979 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


4 May 1979
cd imgSLOW TRAIN COMING
cd imgANIMALS (Vinyl single)

  Slow Train Coming session 5, Muscle Shoals Studio, Sheffield AL - 4.may.1979, album version  

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to growl.
Big furry paws, and he liked to howl.
Great big furry back and furry hair.
"Ah, think I'll call it a bear.''

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal up on a hill
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled.
He saw milk comin' out, but he didn't know how.
"Ah, think I'll call it a cow.''

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to snort.
Horns on his head and they weren't too short.
Looked like there wasn't nothin' that he couldn't pull.
"Ah, think I'll call it a bull.''

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal leavin' a muddy trail
Real dirty face and a curly tail
He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big.
"Ah, think I'll call it a pig.''

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

Next animal that he did meet
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep.
"Ah, think I'll call it a sheep.''

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal as smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass.
He saw him disappear by a tree near a lake ...  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

4 May 1979 1 SLOW TRAIN COMING
ANIMALS (single)
1 Nov 1979 NEW FOUND FAITH (b)
16 Nov 1979 CONTRACT WITH THE LORD PART 1 (b)
16 Jan 1980 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition)
19 Apr 1980 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
16 Nov 1980 KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE ANTICHRIST (b)
30 Nov 1980 RISE AGAIN (b)
3 Dec 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
25 Jul 1981 AVIGNON (b)
27 Jun 1981 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 13 1979/1981 TROUBLE NO MORE (DeLuxe Edition) #3
8 Oct 1987 FLASHING FOR THE REFUGEES (b)
May 1989 NEVER ENDING TOUR REHEARSALS (b)