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Tell me, tall man, where would you like to be overthrown, in Jerusalem, or Argentina?

Country in South America.

Date:    Sun, 7 Jan 1996 16:15:31 GMT
Subject: Re: Thoughts on Angelina (nate) wrote:

>In article <>,
>>Satan seems to be who Dylan is addressing when he says, "Tell
>>me, tall man, where would you like to be overthrown, in
>>Jerusalem, or Argentina?  Jerusalem is where some Christians
>>believe Jesus will reign from on earth when He returns and
>>finally crushes Satan.  Argentina is probably only mentioned
>>because it rhymes with Angelina.

>true, but i also catch the nuance of Where Do The Old Nazis Go
>To Die - the origin of the phrase "is he dead? - No! he's alive
>and well and living in Argentina."  Certainly the primary recipients
>of the Nazi wrath also have a rather large stake in Jerusalem.

Not so sure thar Argentina is only mentioned for the rhyme. What about
the reference in 'Groom's Still Waiting' to the woman 'running a
whorehouse in Buenos Aires'?
Perhaps Bob sees Argentina as a place of rough; macho violence
(gauchos, compadritos, etc.) - an impression which might be confirmed
from some of Borges' stories. The tango supposedly originated in those
Buenos Aires whorehouses. And wasn't Argentina still under a military
dictatorship when the song was written?