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Bob Dylan Oxford Town Lyrics

Last updated: 01/08/2010 10:00:00 AM

Oxford Town, Oxford Town
Ev'rybody's got their hats bowed down
The sun don't shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford Town.

He went down to Oxford Town
Guns and clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Oxford Town.

Oxford Town around the bend
He comes to the door, he couln't get in
All because of the color of his skin
What do you think about that, my frien' ?

Me and my gal, my gal's son
We got met with a tear gas bomb
I don't even know why we come
Goin' back where we come from.

Oxford Town in the afternoon
Ev'rybody singin' a sorrowful tune
Two men died 'neath the Mississippi moon
Somebody better investigate soon.

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Basketball8745 is incorrect. | Reviewer: matthew | 3/26/09

This song is about James Meredith who was the first African American student at the University of Mississippi. Of the 2 dead men mentioned in the song, 1 was a french reporter and the other was a white rioter.

Oxford Town by Bob Dylan - Review | Reviewer: Basketball8745 | 10/13/05

It's about a black dude who went down to Oxford Town and was shot because of his skin color.