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BOB DYLAN ON CHESS

 

First time I ever worked in East Orange, New Jersey -- 
Folks, never go to East Orange, New Jersey, 
It's a horrible town. 
I one had to play in a coffeehouse out there. 
It was so bad -- uh -- so bad, 
People playing chess out there -- uh --
It's all they thought about
Was chess 'n' chess 'n' chess. 
People come up to me
You play a song, you play a real quiet song'
In the middle of the song ya hear "check"
And "Hey, that was a good move"
And all kinds of stuff like that.

Yes, folks, it was so bad I had a little dream out there
The first night I worked, 
About this chess playing stuff. 
I dreamed I went to work out in East Orange, New Jersey, 
And -- uh -- about the time I quit in two days
I went there to ask the guy for my money, 
"I worked two days for you"
He says, "Uh, well, o.k., we don't pay money around here, though."
I says, "Uh, yeah?" He says, "Uh, well"
He says, "Uh, we pay chessmen."
I said, "Uh, well, gimme my chessmen then. I worked for two days."

I was sort of -- didn't really figure --
I thought he was lying at first, 
But I took it anyway. 
He gave me a king and a queen for working two days. 
I says, "Uh, fine, that's o.k."
So I took my king and queen, went down to a bar, the nearest bar I could find. 
I walked in the bar and ordered a pint. 
Down the bar, the bartender, 
I says, "Can I have a pint?"
I'll be damned, he give me a pint. 
He asks me for the money, 
I gave him my king and queen. 
I'll be damned, he took that king and queen, 
Threw it under the counter, 
And brought me out four pawns, two bishops, and a rook for change.



 I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT FOR THIS WONDERFUL GAME AND THE PEOPLE WHO PLAY IT,

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