“Po’ Boy,” a jazzy track from Bob Dylan’s upcoming album, Love and Theft, will be available online as a free download from WindowsMedia.com starting Monday (August 20).
The track will be available until September 20 at www.windowsmedia.com/previewv2/bobdylan.
The shuffling, old-timey song, propelled by layered acoustic guitars and gently brushed drums, finds Dylan indulging in lyrics distant in tone from his mortality-obsessed most recent album, 1997′s Time Out of Mind.
“I say, ‘Who is it, where ya from?’/ Man say, ‘Freddy’/ I say, ‘Freddy who?’/ He say, ‘Freddy or not, here I come,’” sings Dylan in the song’s final verse.
Love and Theft is due in stores September 11.