Bob Dylan - Man Gave Names To All The Animals Lyrics




Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to growl
Big furry paws and he liked to howl
Great big furry back and furry hair
"Ah, think I'll call it a bear".

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal up on a hill
Chewing up so much grass until she was filled
He saw milk coming out but he didn't know how
"Ah, think I'll call it a cow".

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal that liked to snort
Horns on his head and they weren't too short
It looked like there wasn't nothing that he couldn't pull
"Ah, I'll think I'll call it a bull".

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.
He saw an animal leaving a muddy trail
Real dirty face and a curly trail
He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big
"Ah, think I'll call it a pig".

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

Next animal that he did meet
Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet
Eating grass on a mountainside so steep
"Ah, think I'll call it a sheep".

Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, in the beginning
Man gave names to all the animals
In the beginning, long time ago.

He saw an animal as smooth as glass
Slithering his way through the grass
Saw him dissappear by a tree near a lake .....





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  1. fiorella fenati

    nusica splendida.grande bob!

  2. bruguelberne

    Gracias por compartir este tema ... lo recuerdo de mis primeras salidas y hoy practicamente ha sido olvidado y ni se lo menciona casa vez que se habla de Bob Dylan

  3. Kevin Francis

    Heard this song big time live it..1983 , I was 15 ...we smoked good weed and listened to this song..LOVED IT

  4. isabelle Hutto

    My music teacher was in that band

  5. Marcio Roberto

    ouvi esse som,com o Zé Ramalho,ficou show.

  6. Lady Laraine

    The Bible says "Adam had dominion over the animals." Man had DOMINION over the animals--not the other way around!

  7. The Joy Division Syndicate Google Account

    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    He saw an animal that liked to growl,
    Big furry paws and he liked to howl,
    Great big furry back and furry hair.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a bear."
    .
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    He saw an animal up on a hill
    Chewing up so much grass until she was filled.
    He saw milk comin' out but he didn't know how.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a cow."
    .
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    He saw an animal that liked to snort,
    Horns on his head and they weren't too short.
    It looked like there wasn't nothin' that he couldn't pull.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a bull."
    .
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    He saw an animal leavin' a muddy trail,
    Real dirty face and a curly tail.
    He wasn't too small and he wasn't too big.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a pig."
    .
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    Next animal that he did meet
    Had wool on his back and hooves on his feet,
    Eating grass on a mountainside so steep.
    "Ah, think I'll call it a sheep."
    .
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, in the beginning.
    Man gave names to all the animals
    In the beginning, long time ago.
    .
    He saw an animal as smooth as glass
    Slithering his way through the grass.
    Saw him disappear by a tree near a lake . . .

    Di Diane

    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I think I'l call him ............

  8. william bayh

    A great song from a great album. I've not heard this one for years - excellent! Thanks!!

  9. Cary VerHalen

    Absolutely love this song such great memories as a young Christian listening to slow train coming album

    Eric Hartmann

    And the serpent said unto the woman,"No,you will not die if you eat of that tree!"Sound familiar?

  10. Cary VerHalen

    So so good!

  11. Javier Taramona

    One of the first songs they taught me to play when I started guitar lessons at school on the late seventies, what a memories, thanks for posting

  12. Jean-Charles MEUNIER

    Dear Elston, thank you very much for sharing that! Would it be possible to have the reference of this recording (place / date) so I can cite it, please? I'm writing a thesis on French translations of Dylan.

    Elston Gunn

    absolutely not.

    Jean-Charles MEUNIER

    @Elston Gunn ok, too bad. There are some interesting variations to study with the original studio version. I guess I will just have to look for other live versions I can cite. 😉

  13. gunnar þ björnsson

    hit me end bet me.I kenw only smil,who are you?

  14. Otto Greenleaf

    Happy Birthday today(April 4) to Pick Withers. Cheers!

  15. MJS376

    Sad more don't know this song.

  16. Danielle Frack

    Des souvenirs ❤bob Dylan ❤

  17. Alan Hunter

    If you didn't already exist Elston we'd have to invent you thanks for all your postings

  18. gunnar þ björnsson

    I love you to. it you vont a no.

  19. Peter G

    Sitting in the Greenhill hotel in Onomichi, Japan, and enjoying this

  20. Jonathan Garvin

    Good job man, please keep up the good work

  21. Sheej-isms

    Brilliant ....

    Sheej-isms

    💙🙏🏾💙🙏🏾

  22. Gaul1748

    Some good "jiving" here by the great poet and band.

  23. Peter G

    Great song,,,,

  24. Toe Rag

    Animals are our ancient brothers and sisters. They enjoy a seamless presence- a lyrical unity with the earth. Animals live outside in the wind, in the waters, in the mountains and in the clay.the knowing of the earth is in them.

  25. Agueda Castro

    Gracias elston por tus vídeos.

  26. fibi mini

    J'adore souvenir ...

  27. paminhenan

    One of my favorites.....

  28. Nancy Robinson

    “Man Gave Names to All The Animals “ in the beginning . This is biblical ; Bob knows his scriptures. Dylan is naturally gifted ; he can put almost anything to song.But he is also humble and said “music chose him”❤️❤️❤️

  29. Yian Pap

    What an amazing version...

  30. Robert Davidson

    Fun song raggae

  31. Fadidi

    MERCI ELSTON

  32. David Carlson

    Awesome!

  33. Tony corrigan

    So cool.

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    Amy Always

    The first time I heard this one it cracked me up haha love it.

    Amy Always

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