Readers' Poll: The 10 Worst Bob Dylan SongsPicks include 'Joey,' 'If Dogs Run Free' and 'Gotta Serve Somebody'
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4. 'Man Gave Name to All the Animals'
Along with "Under the Red Sky" and "Forever Young," Bob Dylan's 1979 song "Man Gave Name to All the Animals" is one of his few works that would work perfectly fine as a children's book. The work appears on Slow Train Coming, his first Christian LP, and it's basically a new chapter in Genesis that explains how man named bears, cows, bulls and other animals. It's not very profound, but it's clever at times and went over pretty well live. Still, it's a pretty simplistic song, and it's easy to understand why it has its detractors.