SONG. Maggie’s Farm

Bob Dylan is one of the iconic songwriters of pop-rock culture. If there were such thing as a 60’s Civil Movement Songbook, some of his songs would be clear candidates to be there. He’s inspired a whole generation.  Unfortunately, for the English language learner understanding his songs is not at all easy. Still, why not have a go?

Listen to this song and try to get the big picture.

What’s the song about? Choose one:

a) The singer says farming is too hard.

b) The employers are mean and demanding.

c) The singer’s in love with Maggie

Read the lyrics to find out. They’re also available here: Maggie’s Farm (with an extra listening activity included).

You can read some reviews of the song here. Why not post your own ideas?

After you have listened to the song you might also want to share your opinions about the topic on this post. Below are some questions to help. Just click on the “reply” icon at the top of the page and post your comment.

How much is true about Dylan’s song in your country?

What qualities make a good boss?

What conditions make people happy or stessed at work?