Which song written by Bob Dylan takes its title from a line in the Shakespeare play Hamlet?
“Blowin’ in the Wind”
“Like a Rolling Stone”
“Murder Most Foul”
“The Times They Are A-Changin’”
“Murder Most Foul” is a song by Bob Dylan that appeared without warning, in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown. The song addresses the assassination of John F. Kennedy in the wider context of American political and cultural history. Lasting 16 minutes, 56 seconds, it is the longest song Dylan ever released. The title comes from a poignant line within William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, where the ghost of Hamlet’s father refers to his death as a “Murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.”
The correct answer is “Murder Most Foul”.