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Dylan Inspired By Burns

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Dylan Inspired By Burns

Published on October 10, 2008 with No Comments

Bob DylanBob Dylan was inspired to take up songwriting after he read a verse by Scottish poet Robert Burns.

The folk legend was asked to name his greatest influence as part of a campaign to celebrate musical icons by record store HMV.

And he chooses a section of Burns’ classic poem A Red, Red Rose as the biggest inspiration of his career.

The verse includes the lines: “O my luve is like a red, red rose/ That’s newly sprung in June/ O my luve’s like the melodie/ That’s sweetly play’d in tune.”

Other acts to contribute to the My Inspiration project include Paul McCartney, Elton John, and former The Jam frontman Paul Weller.

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