Listen to Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Manchester, 1966) by Bob Dylan.
What is there really to say about this song that hasn't already been said. But it's my absolute favorite Bob Dylan song. And, since he mentions Easter, I have always thought of this as a spring song. This live version is from 1966's famous "Judas" concert in Manchester.
According to my rock consultant, Corbett: Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues represents everything that Bob does best. How true: there's corrupt authorities, shady but alluring women, a cryptic song title, bittersweet lyrics scathingly delivered, a swaggering tune, and an outrageous final line. Yep, Bob at his best.
Photo: Crabapple Trees, Conservatory Garden.