A tough rain falls down much expected.
Singer-songwriter Patti Smith Had two attempts to get through Bob Dylan’s 1963Â A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna FallÂ Â in Stockholm Sweden on Saturday at the Nobel Prize ceremony.
Smith faltered when she forgot the words in the verse of one of Dylan’s most famous songs full of lyrics that are complicated. SmithÂ Â asked the orchestra and written herself.
“I apologize. I am sorry, Could we begin that?Â Â I am so nervous,” Smith said gently, sinceÂ Â the audience in Stockholm’s Concert Hall clapped in service.
The tune is at the 1 hour, 3 minute markers, in the video below.
After drawing a brief blank again in the third verse, SmithÂ Â finished the song with the emotional, soulful flourish. TheÂ Associated PressÂ reported it left some in the crowd misty-eyed.
The tv announcer pointed out ” a celebrity like Patti Smith can get a bit nervous in a event like this.”
After becoming the first musician to win the Nobel literature award in the 115-year history of the academy, Dylan was not.
The 75-year-old won the prizeÂ “for having made fresh poetic expressions over the great American song tradition,” theÂ Swedish Academy said.