"Highway 51 Blues" as written by and Curtis Jones....
Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
If I don't get the girl I'm loving
Won't go down to Highway 51 no more

Well, I know that highway like I know my hand
Yes, I know that highway like I know the back of my hand
Running from up Wisconsin way down to no-man's-land

Well, if I should die before my time should come
And if I should die before my time should come
Won't you bury my body out on Highway 51?

Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
I said, Highway 51 runs right by my baby's door
If I don't get the girl I'm loving
Won't go down to Highway 51 no more


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"Highway 51 Blues" as written by Curtis Jones

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    General Commentwow this is a great song. the only explanation i can think of noone commenting is b/c its very old, off of his debut album. anyways i love this song, it was such a good blues feel, something i think you dont see dylan doing too much.
    matty22on July 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album is just raw, some bluesy, some just folk, but all in all SO underrated. It's better than Blonde On Blonde or Blood On The Tracks no question, in my opinion.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on July 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBetter than Blonde on Blonde? I don't agree but it is a great song. I want to say I've heard a delta blues song with this title, but maybe I'm making this up. In any case US-51 does cut through the Mississippi delta region, which I presume is "no man's land."
    MamboManon April 03, 2012   Link

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