12 Bob Dylan Songs About Coronavirus

by Seth Rogovoy


(HUDSON, N.Y., April 24, 2020) — In the past few weeks, Bob Dylan has released two new songs, “Murder Most Foul” and “I Contain Multitudes,” which people have combed for references to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Never mind that these songs were most likely written and recorded months if not years before the new coronavirus upended our world.


But the fact is that a careful review of Dylan’s mammoth songbook – numbering somewhere around 600 songs – shows that the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet has been singing about the pandemic for nearly 60 years. Here are just a few of the songs whose lyrics, at least in our current context, variously address life during the COVID-19 shutdown.












  1 comment for “12 Bob Dylan Songs About Coronavirus

  1. Phil Bender
    April 25, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Great List! But you forgot “Foot of Pride”: ‘Ain’t nothing left here pardner/just the dust of a plague that has left this whole town afraid.’

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