Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

"Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine" is the first track of the second disc of the 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, the seventh album from singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan released the song as a single twice during his career, once in 1974, charting at #66 in the US, and again in 2007, charting at #51 in the UK.

"Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album Blonde on Blonde
ReleasedJune 20, 1966
RecordedMarch 9, 1966
GenreFolk rock, blues rock
Length3:30
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Bob Johnston
Blonde on Blonde track listing
"Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (Mark Ronson Re-version)"
Single by Bob Dylan
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2007
FormatOnline Single
GenreRock
Length3:35
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan singles chronology
"Someday Baby"
(2006)
"Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine) (Mark Ronson Re-version)"
(2007)
"Dreamin' of You"
(2008)

RecordingEdit

Recorded at Columbia Music Row Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 9, 1966,[1] the instrumental track features members of the A-Team of studio musicians, including Charlie McCoy on trumpet, Kenny Buttrey on drums, Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Jerry Kennedy, Joe South, and Wayne Moss on guitar, Bill Aikins on organ, and Henry Strzelecki on bass, along with guitarist Robbie Robertson.

Music and lyricsEdit

The song consists of three verses with a bridge after the second verse. It is done in a bluesy style, with a moderate tempo. The lyrics speak of a man who has grown tired of constantly guessing at his girlfriend's feelings and is going to move on with his life rather than continue fighting the unpredictability of his girlfriend. The song presents a feeling of change and movement that was one of the trademarks of the 1960s. This song has a swinging beat and is representative of the album's sound as a whole.

Live performancesEdit

"Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine" gained significant visibility when it was frequently the concert opening and encore song on the Bob Dylan and The Band 1974 Tour.[2] One such performance was included later that year as the first track on the resulting live album, Before the Flood. On this version, Dylan shouts out the last word of each verse for emphasis, but he did not always do so during the tour. Released as a single, it reached #66 on the Billboard Hot 100.

2007 versionEdit

Mark Ronson reworked and remixed the song in promotion for Dylan's 2007 compilation Dylan. Despite not appearing on the album, this version was released as an online single. A music video of the song is available on Dylan's official website. This version also charted at #51 in the UK.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heylin, Clinton. Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions, 1960-1994. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (1995), p. 46. ISBN 0-312-15067-9.
  2. ^ Heylin, Clinton. Revolution in the Air: The Songs of Bob Dylan, 1957-1973. Chicago: Chicago Review Press (2009), p. 308. ISBN 978-1-55652-843-9.

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