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Bob Dylan in Colorado: What the folk legend (statistically) might play at Fiddler’s Green

When Bob Dylan takes the stage at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village on the last day of July, he’ll compile his set list from a ridiculously long list of songs he wrote.

The man who penned “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” and “Lay, Lady, Lay” and “The Time’s They Are A’Changin’” also hammered out “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Shelter From the Storm,” “I Shall Be Released” and scores more widely recognized songs.

 

His set lists during his current Americanarama tour (as with every tour of his) have been heavily analyzed by fans before and after the show. Hitting the road with Wilco and My Morning Jacket, this tour has included supergroup jams with the opening acts and other special guests. So Colorado fans should be excited for what’s to come when the tour stops at Fiddler’s Green on Wednesday.

And though he’s stuck to pretty much the same set list throughout his Americanarama tour and though he’s more apt to play newer material, we consulted bobdylan.com to find the songs that he folk legend has performed the most often on stage.

1) “All Along The Watchtower”

First release: “John Wesley Harding”
First played: 1/3/1974
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 2,144

2) “Like A Rolling Stone”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 7/25/1965
Last played: 11/21/2012
Times played: 2,009

3) “Highway 61 Revisited”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 8/31/1969
Last played: 4/5/2013
Times played: 1,780

4) “Tangled Up In Blue”

First release: “Blood On The Tracks”
First played: 11/13/1975
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 1,317

5) “Blowin’ In The Wind”

First release: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”
First played: 4/16/1962
Last played: 7/21/2013
Times played: 1,157

6) “Ballad of A Thin Man”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 8/28/1965
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 1,091

7) “Maggie’s Farm”

First release: “Bringing It All Back Home”
First played: 7/25/1965
Last played: 8/8/2009
Times played: 1,055

8) “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

First release: “Blonde On Blonde”
First played: 8/31/1969
Last played: 5/5/2012
Times played: 958

9) “It Ain’t Me, Babe”

First release: “Another Side Of Bob Dylan”
First played: 5/17/1964
Last played: 10/24/2012
Times played: 947

10) “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”

First release: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”
First played: 10/15/1962
Last played: 11/21/2012
Times played: 927

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Colleen Smith—the author of the acclaimed novel “Glass Halo” and the gift book “Laid-Back Skier”—contributes regularly to The Denver Post and heyreverb.com.