There is no singular cultural personality quite like Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, a William Shakespeare for our times. He has written more than 600 songs (that we know about), recorded by an astounding 2,000-plus artists on hit-selling products in every decade since the 1960’s. That’s the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s’, 10’s and 20’s.

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, a way long overdue honor, in my estimation.

A partial list of legends who have covered Dylan includes The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Duke Ellington, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Simon and Garfunkel, Sting, Linda Ronstadt, U2 and Neil Young.

The bigger question is: who has not been affected, influenced, or inspired by this entirely unpretentious wordsmith? I certainly have been, which is the reason, in a bout of levity, I decided to humbly attempt to tie together as many Dylan song titles as I could into a, well, Dylanesque story.

Naturally, any fan of The Bard with the time and inclination could easily accomplish the task - or, at least, have a few laughs trying.

The total number is written at the end. Then again, it is unofficial. I could have missed one.

We were on Highway 61 feeling Forever Young
Talking about The Changing of The Guard
And a Rain That Was Gonna Fall Hard

Then he looked at me and I did ask
Are we on the path?
Or Only A Pawn In Their Game?
The Day I Made Bob Dylan Laugh

It looked like a Hurricane
When I said, “Everyone Must Get Stoned”
Then I whispered, “Is Our Love In Vain?”
He said, “You’ll have to ask Mr. Jones”

He said he never felt better before or aft
That was The Day I Made Bob Dylan Laugh

We were Watching The River Flow
When in the Wind An Answer Did Blow
It said Quinn The Eskimo
Is hosting a party on Desolation Row

That was A Simple Twist of Fate
Because All I Really Wanted To Do
Was take Shelter From The Storm
To avoid The Homesick Subterranean Blues

He said, “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
We’re going to the bash”
It was On A Night Like This
I Made Bob Dylan Laugh

We looked All Along The Watchtower
We had God On Our Side
When Mr. Tambourine Man stopped concerned
On the bicycle he did ride

“Hey! We’re okay. We Shall Be Released
That was no Idiot Wind”
Then Absolutely Sweet Marie
Drove up and said, “Get in”

“Oh, You Angel You
We were Tangled Up in Blue
We Wouldn’t Be Goin’ Nowhere
If Not For You”

We got in Like A (couple of) Rolling Stone(s)
And we were never happier by half
I called Isis on the phone
The Day I Made Bob Dylan Laugh

Now we were Knocking on Heaven’s Door
As I nudged him with my staff
I said, “Senor, ain’t that Just Like A Woman?”
You shoulda seen old Bobby laugh.