Dirge (Bob Dylan song)

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Song by Bob Dylan
from the album Planet Waves
Released January 17, 1974
Recorded November 14, 1973
Genre Folk rock
Length 5:36
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Rob Fraboni
Planet Waves track listing

"Dirge" is a song by Bob Dylan. It was released on his 14th studio album Planet Waves in 1974.[1] After recalling his band to re-record the track "Forever Young," Dylan recorded "Dirge" on just the second take.[2] The song was labeled on the studio tape box as "Dirge for Martha." Notable for its acidic tone, "Dirge" has never been performed in concert.[3]



  1. ^ Bob Dylan. (1974). Dirge. Planet Waves [CD]. Los Angeles, CA: Asylum.
  2. ^ Heylin, Clinton (2000). Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades Revisited. New York: HarperCollins. p. 800. ISBN 978-0-06-052569-9. 
  3. ^ "Songs". Bob Dylan Songs. Sony Music Entertainment. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  • Bob Dylan. (1974). Dirge. Planet Waves [CD]. Los Angeles, CA: Asylum.

External links[edit]

  • Lyrics at Bob Dylan's official website