Let´s Stick Together (1988) – Bob Dylan

Let’s Stick Together is a song from Bob Dylan’s 25th studio album Down in the Groove in 1988. The album is definitely not one of Dylan’s most celebrated achievements, but it was one of the first cassettes I purchased when I started following him. And no one’s gonna tell me that now, When Did You Leave Heaven?, Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street) and Shenandoah aren’t required music.

In my article Making The First Step – Dylanholics Anonymous back in 2014, I confessed to the whole world (well the 3 people who read my article) ‘I knew I had a serious problem when I listened to Down in the Groove and started to dig it‘. Nothing has changed much since then in terms of my musical obsession or my readership.

I’ll tell you how inconsequential today’s featured version of the classic track Let´s Stick Together was. It wasn’t even’t mentioned as a cover version in the wiki reference below. Instead, a wiki search-bot found a literary reference to a book Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track and that’s where Bob’s song here gets a look-in.

[Verse 1]
Well, a young marriage vow, you know, it’s very sacred
The man put us together, now, you wanna make it
Stick together
Come on, come on, stick together

[Verse 2]
You know, you made a vow, not to leave one another, never
Well, ya never miss you water till your well runs dry
Come on, baby, give our love a try, let’s stick together
Come on, come on, stick together
We made a vow, not to leave one another, never

I was reminded of Let´s Stick Together by Max’s article at Powerpop. I also like the other versions Max mentions in his article. Max told me ‘I immediately learned it (Dylan’s version) and played it with our band when I got the album…it was something different from him‘. I told him that I thought Dylan’s harmonica playing here was superb.

1. Let’s Stick Together (song) – Wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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5 comments on “Let´s Stick Together (1988) – Bob Dylan
  1. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Thanks for the shoutout…yes I love this song. I also like Silvo off of this album. I bought this album as well…at the time I liked it. Not a classic by any measure but I thought it was better than some of the reviews.

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