MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW


MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW

(Photo by courtesy of Duncan Hume)


PERFORMANCES IN 2002


05/04/2002
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

07/04/2002
OSLO, NORWAY

15/04/2002
FRANKFURT, GERMANY

16/04/2002
STUTTGART, GERMANY

21/04/2002
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

25/04/2002
STRASBOURG, FRANCE

02/05/2002
ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND

04/05/2002
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND







I am a man of constant sorrow


I've seen trouble all my days


I said farewell to old Kentucky


The place that I was born and raised


For six long years I been in trouble


No pleasure here on earth I find


I'm about to ride that morning railroad


Perhaps I'll die upon that train


Your buddies say that I'm a stranger


My face you'll never see no more


But there's one promise, one promise given


We'll meet again on that golden shore


You may bury me in some dark valley


Where maybe years I may lay


Then you may learn to love another


While I am sleeping in my grave


I am a man of constant sorrow


I've seen trouble all my days


I said farewell to old Kentucky


The place that I was born and raised.







This brilliant song had been performed by Bob Dylan twelve times from 1988 to 1990. In spring 2002, after almost twelve years, Bob chose to perform "MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW" eight times during his finest European tour since 1981. The lyrics above are the ones from his latest performance of "MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW" in Brighton, where I had the pleasure to be a part of the audience.

The musical arrangement of these European performances was very similar to the one of the "Soggy Bottom Boys" in the brilliant movie "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?". This might have been an homage by Bob to the fine soundtrack (including a few versions of this song), which had won the Grammy for best album in 2002 (an award for which his own "Love & Theft" also had been nominated for).






~ MP3 ~ MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW ~ BRIGHTON ~ MAY 04, 2002 ~






video - Man Of Constant Sorrow - Brighton - 2002-05-04






Biblical references:


~ Ecclesiastes 12 ~


Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, "I have no pleasure in them".