You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

According to a study by a University of Tennessee law professor, Bob Dylan’s music is quoted more than any other songwriter’s in American court opinions and other legal writing.  In an interview yesterday on All Things Considered, Professor Alex Long tells Robert Siegal, “It’s Dylan in a landslide.”  A landslide of 186 citations to be exact.  The most quoted song: “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”  In 2007, Professor Long published a law review article on this subject.  Alex B. Long, (Insert Song Lyrics Here):  The Uses and Misuses of Popular Music Lyrics in Legal Writing, 64 Wash & Lee L. Rev. 531 (2007).