Talk:The Boxer

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lyrics[edit]

you give us the missing verse lyrics but not the rest of the lyrics of the song? Please fix. 67.190.37.235 03:45, 28 June 2007 (UTC)agm

It's a question of copyright and fair use. In a nutshell, if you only give a portion of a copyrighted song's lyrics, particularly if it is done in order to discuss something significant about just that portion, you're usually on safe ground. Printing the whole thing, even to discuss each part, is much more likely to get Wikipedia into legal trouble. Lawikitejana (talk) 07:33, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Fixed last word of the second line. Various audio and written sources can be found to corroborate. Including the Central Park concert referenced in the paragraph below. It wasn't "easily" but "evenly" wich also makes a bit more sense (Although Joan Baez did use "easily" in her cover in 1988). - Cheers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.168.73.118 (talk) 00:44, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

What this song is about[edit]

This article talks all about the song's history but there is nothing about what the song IS. I do not know what the song is about, so I can't add this. -Rolypolyman 03:43, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Dylan[edit]

Personally, I don't like the way that Bob Dylan is portrayed in this article. I think specific words make it sound like Dylan is overly egotystical. I agree with the information that there were theories that claimed that "The Boxer" was about Bob Dylan, and I know that Dylan recorded it on his "Self Portrait" album, but I am almost certian that Dylan never specified why he covered the song. I think a simple change of wording could easily fix the problem. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.7.226.32 (talk) 01:59, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Agreed the article was not to my liking of how they portrayed Dylan. But some simple changes can be made to fix it.--DavidD4scnrt (talk) 06:47, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Ali[edit]

I thought the song was about Muhammad Ali. I have no documentation for this theory but the song does include a bit of the Olympic fanfare. Also, where the lyrics say "going home" we hear some twangy guitar picking which I took to be a musical reference to Louisville, Kentucky, Ali's hometown. I also saw a photo many years ago of Ali and someone else (Bob Dylan, if memory serves) and the caption read "The Boxer". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elfonleft (talkcontribs) 09:44, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

sourcing[edit]

alternate source to replace the dead link: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2751 is that suitable? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.64.188.169 (talk) 17:26, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Drum sound[edit]

Apparently the big drum sound was created by Blaine using his tire chains, "dragging and slapping them on a cement floor": [1] Other sources mention a concrete floor in a storage closet. Is this true? And should it be added? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 09:57, 9 February 2013 (UTC)