Friday, January 16, 2015

Ballad of Hollis Brown

Hollis kills his kids
And himself. They were starving.
Better dead than poor.

Hollis Brown is a South Dakota farmer who kills himself, his wife and their children because he is ground down by poverty and can't feed his family. That's the whole song. It appeared on the album "The Times They Are a-Changing" in 1964.

Here's David Lynch doing it on one of his albums.

1 comment:

  1. Yes well Robert quite a story condensed into three lines... Want to listen to all the great versions then follow us inside Bob Dylan's Music Box