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I had a dream. Bob (Dylan) was in his mid-1960s incarnation, looking beautiful and pepped up on speed. We were at a party. I was following him around this house, which was arranged a lot like my aunt's old house in Munster, Indiana. He was being such a jerk! We got to the kitchen sink, and he stopped, turned to look at me, and said, "Hey, man. 9-9-1 hippopotamus, man."

The bridge goes back to 2011, and was thus coincidentally composed only a few years after the death of Allen Coage.


9-9-1 hippopotamus

Well, something ain't wrong, something ain't right
You keep spilling juice on me every night
When I get up, you pull me back down
And then you say I'm talking like Bad News Brown


from Country Hymn, released September 17, 2016
written by Bob Dylan
copyright Bob Dylan Music, on behalf of Dwarf Music (1967/1975)
arranged by The Gated Community, copyright 2016

except original additions (introduction and bridge)
words by Sumanth Gopinath, music by The Gated Community, copyright 2016

Sumanth Gopinath: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano
Rosie Harris: banjo, backing vocals
Beth Hartman: backing vocals
Teresa Gowan: fiddle
Johnny Becker: electric guitar
Cody Johnson: electric bass
Paul Hatlelid: drums



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The Gated Community is a country/bluegrass/Americana band with rock influences based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota and has been in existence since early 2006.


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