Rod Stewart sings 12 Bob Dylan songs – Happy Birthday Rod Stewart

.. Stewart will always be remembered as one of rock & roll’s best interpretive singers as well as an accomplished, innovative songwriter, creating a raw combination of folk, rock, blues, and country that sounded like no other folk-rock or country-rock material. Instead of finding the folk in rock, he found how folk rocked like hell on its own.
–> Stephen Thomas Erlewine (

Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock and pop singer, songwriter and record producer. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. He has had ten number-one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, six of which reached number one.

He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to music and charity.

The Wicked Messenger

The Faces – 1970

There was a wicked messenger
From Eli he did come,
With a mind that multiplied
The smallest matter.

Only A Hobo

From “Gasoline Alley” (1970)

As I was out walking on a corner one day
I spied an old hobo, in a doorway he lay
His face was all grounded in the cold sidewalk floor
And I guess he’d been there for the whole night or more

Tomorrow is a Long Time

From “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971)

If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all

Mama, You Been on My Mind

From “Never a Dull Moment” (1972)

Maybe it’s the color of the sun cut flat
An’ coverin’ the crossroads I’m standing at
Or maybe it’s the weather or something like that
But mama, you are just on my mind.

Girl From The North Country

From “Smiler” (1974)

If you’re traveling till the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
For she once was the true love of mine

Just Like A Woman

From “Tonight I’m Yours” (1981)

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes

Sweetheart Like You

From “A Spanner in the Works” (1995)

Well, the pressure’s down, the boss ain’t here
He gone North, he ain’t around
They say that vanity got the best of him
But he sure left here after sundown

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

From 1997

My love, she speaks like silence
Without ideals or violence.
She doesn’t have to say she’s faithful
Yet she’s true, like ice, like fire.

If Not For You

From “Still The Same… Great Rock Classics Of Our Time” (2006)

If not for you,
Babe, I couldn’t find the door,
Couldn’t even see the floor,
I’d be sad and blue,
If not for you.

This Wheel’s on Fire

From “The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998” (2009), recorded in 1992.

If your memory serves you well, we were going to meet again and wait,
So I’m going to unpack all my things and sit before it gets too late.

The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar

From “Once in a Blue Moon: The Lost Album” (2010)

Prayed in the ghetto with my face in the cement
Heard the last moan of a boxer, seen the massacre of the innocent
Felt around for the light switch, became nauseated
She was walking down the hallway while the walls deteriorated

And the long version (Studio Run-Throughs)

Corrina, Corrina

From 2013

Corrina, Corrina,
Gal, where you been so long?
Corrina, Corrina,
Gal, where you been so long?

Thanks to Jan Kittelsen for input and enthusiasm…

2 thoughts on “Rod Stewart sings 12 Bob Dylan songs – Happy Birthday Rod Stewart

  1. Rod really should’ve done a complete Dylan covers album! “Corrina, Corrina” doesn’t really count, does it? I mean, it’s a traditional song that both Bob and Rod covered… But what about Rod’s “Forever Young”, which was so similar to Bob’s “Forever Young”, that he got half the songwriting credit.. 😉

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