Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Post-1960s Bob Dylan Songs

See what tune managed to top 'Hurricane,' 'Not Dark Yet' and 'Shelter From the Storm'

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8. 'Mississippi'

When Bob Dylan cuts a song from an album, it's extraordinarily rare for him to revisit it when he heads back into the studio for the follow-up, especially when he's already handed the tune to another artist. But there was something about "Mississippi," an outtake from the Time Out of Mind sessions that was given to Sheryl Crow, that stuck around Dylan's mind. He gave it another go when he self-produced Love and Theft in 2001, finally working out an arrangement he deemed worthy of release. It's probably the single strongest song on the album, but the three earlier versions released on Tell Tale Signs are well worth hearing.

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