When the Ship Comes In


When the Ship Comes In

Infobox Song
Name = When the Ship Comes In


Caption = Album cover
Artist = Bob Dylan
Album = The Times They Are a-Changin'
B-side =
Released = January 13, 1964
Recorded = October 23, 1963
track_no =
Genre = Folk
Length = 3:18
Label = Columbia
Writer = Bob Dylan
Producer = Tom Wilson
Chart position =
Last single =
This single =
Next single =
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = The Times They Are a-Changin'
Type = studio
prev_track = "Boots of Spanish Leather"
prev_no = 7
this_track = "When the Ship Comes In"
track_no = 8
next_track = "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
next_no = 9

"When the Ship Comes In" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 3rd studio album "The Times They Are a-Changin'" in 1964.
Joan Baez stated in the documentary film "No Direction Home" that "When the Ship Comes In" was, more or less, inspired by a hotel clerk that refused to allow Dylan a room due to his "unwashed" appearance (he was not famous outside of the folk movement at this time). The song then grew into a sprawling epic allegory about vanquishing the oppressive "powers that be". Another inspiration was the Bertold Brecht/Kurt Weil song, "Jenny the pirate's bride".

Covers

Peter, Paul and Mary covered the song in their 1965 album A Song Will Rise.

The Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers performed this song at the Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration.

Seminal Irish punk rock band The Pogues covered the track during their Shane MacGowan-less period (1991-2001) on the 1996 album, "Pogue Mahone".

Scottish rock band Idlewild recorded the song as a b-side to their single "These Wooden Ideas".

Marcus Carl Franklin also covered the song in the movie "I'm Not There". This version of the song can be found on the original soundtrack of the movie.

References

http://www.bobdylan.com/#/songs/when-ship-comes


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