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Introduction "Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)" is a 1967 folk-rock song written and first recorded by Bob Dylan during The Basement Tapes sessions. The song is a tale with vaguely psychedelic lyrics. The subject of the song is the arrival of the mighty Quinn (an eskimo), who changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals. The metaphorical lyrics have prompted suggestions that Quinn is God, a drug dealer, or simply a village elder. Dylan himself has said that the title character refers to actor Anthony Quinn's role as an Eskimo in the 1959 movie The Savage Innocents. Dylan has also been quoted as saying that the song was nothing more than a "simple nursery rhyme".
Favorite Movies More recently, Dylan in his autobiography Chronicles Volume One (published 2004), makes further reference to the song: "On the way back to the house I passed the local movie theater on Prytania Street, where The Mighty Quinn was showing. Years earlier I had written a song called "The Mighty Quinn" which was a hit in England, and I wondered what the movie was about. Eventually I'd sneak off and go there to see it. It was a mystery, suspense, Jamaican thriller with Denzel Washington as the Mighty Xavier Quinn a detective who solves crimes. Funny, that's just the way I imagined him when I wrote the song The Mighty Quinn, Denzel Washington".
Favorite Music Initially unreleased by Dylan, it was picked up and recorded by the British band Manfred Mann, who released their version under the title "Mighty Quinn." The Manfred Mann version reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart for the week of February 14, 1968, and remained there for the following week.[2] It also charted on the American Billboard chart, peaking at #10, and #4 in "Cash Box". The first time Bob Dylan himself released his own version of the song was when a live version from the Isle of Wight Festival of the song was included on his Self Portrait album in 1970. Although the album as a whole was poorly received, Dylan's version of "Quinn the Eskimo" is often included in Bob Dylan compilations. Since "Quinn the Eskimo" was recorded in 1967 during the Basement Tapes Sessions, it was included on several bootlegs of those sessions during the early 70s. A later incarnation of Manfred Mann, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, included a dramatically different live version of the song on their 1978 album Watch. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap also recorded this song in 1968. The Brothers and the Sisters recorded a gospel version. A live version by the Grateful Dead was released in 2000 on Dick's Picks, Volume 17, from a 1991 performance in Boston. Another live version by Phish was released in 1999 on Hampton Comes Alive, which was recorded on November 20 & 21, 1998 in Hampton, Virginia. Listen to their version below.

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