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It was also released as a promo single in US. The single became a chart hit in France and Belgium. So after describing an animal's "muddy trail" and "curly tail," Dylan sings that "he wasn't too small and he wasn't too big" and so that animal was named a pig.
In the last verse, the lyrics take a more sinister turn. The verse ends there, with the music hanging and the lyrics avoiding naming the snake.
Dylan regularly played "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" in concert between andand he played it in concert again during his European tour in light of the song's popularity there. Rolling Stone described "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" as It Takes A Lot To Laugh "clever" but "not very profound" and that although it "went over pretty well live" it is "simplistic" and easy to see "why it has detractors.
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