Monday, May 13, 2013

Bob Dylan & The Band: Forever Young



Bob Dylan joins The Band at their farewell concert, where he performs “Forever Young,” from the 1974 album, Planet Waves. This film clip is taken from The Last Waltz,” the 1976 Martin Scorsese film of The Band’s last performance, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco—the final concert after 16 years on the road.

It’s probably the best rock film made. You can see Scorsese’s light camera work and his deft editing, revealing much about this period. Some of you might be old enough to remember this period; despite its tough economic times, there was hope and there was music.

May you have a strong foundation/When the winds of changes shift/May your heart always be joyful/ And may your song always be sung/May you stay forever young

Forever Young
By Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.