Bob Dylan’s Murder Most Foul

A Playlist for the Apocalypse

A “Murder Most Foul” playlist of 90-odd songs

Is the world just one big magic trick and we’re the hoodwinked audience?

Esquire Magazine September 1965 — By this time both JFK and Malcolm X were dead, gunned down by assassins and possibly both victims of conspiracies

“Oh the french papers claim”

Jack Ruby with his girls at the Carousel Club. A mirror-reverse of the shot would be published in the February 21, 1964 issue of Life magazine and later used in Dylan’s Revisionist Art piece — Life Magazine: Jack Ruby

Wait a minute. Card trick? Song and dance man?

Interlude: Three-Card Monte

’Twas a Dark Day in Dallas

Murder most foul, as in the best it is; But this most foul, strange and unnatural.”

“Hush up, little children, now don’t you fret”

Transcription by “HominyRhodes” of the Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Click on the image for a larger version. Since this article’s publication, bobdylan.com has released an “official” transcript.
An imaginary “Murder Most Foul” newspaper, available on Etsy

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