What does Maggie's Farm mean?

Search Login

Bob Dylan: Maggie's Farm Meaning

Tagged: Working [suggest]

Song Released: 1965


Get "Maggie's Farm" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Maggie's Farm Lyrics

Play "Maggie's Farm"
on Amazon Music

I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
Well, I wake in the morning,
Fold my hands and pray for rain.
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane.
It's a shame the way she...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 9th, 10:22pm report


    It's a song about the struggles of the workforce in America and their mistreatment, poor wages, and disrespect by their employers.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 5th, 2018 2:00am report


    During his time in Woodstock in the early 60's, Dylan worked part time on Maggiore's Farm in Kingston, NY. It was manual labor, and the pay wasn't great, but Dylan wrote the song as a way to say, 'I quit...'



  3.  

    sydferret
    click a star to vote
    Dec 12th, 2011 12:51am report


    I assumed it was Margaret Thatcher.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 27th, 2008 11:30pm report


    Maggies Farm is anti government. It is a slam on how the government treats the people, especially those who are not wealthy. We are their slaves and the government speakes out of both sides of their mouths to us. They promise on thing and deliver another with a smile.



  5.  

    Commissioner
    click a star to vote
    Nov 20th, 2008 11:27am report


    She talks to all the servants about man and God and law,
    Everybody says she's the brains behind Pa
    She's 68 but she says she's 54
    I aint gonna work for Maggie's Ma no more.


    If Maggie's "Ma" represented Jesus, the line
    "She talks to all the servants about man and God and law"
    could be seen in a clearer light

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



More Bob Dylan song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

The River anonymous
I Fucking Hate You anonymous
Delta Dawn anonymous
bury a friend anonymous
Jolene anonymous
Legendary anonymous
I Don't Care anonymous
One of Those Nights anonymous
Leviathan anonymous
All I Want Catloverrrrrr
What a Shame anonymous
Black Hole Sun anonymous
What a Shame anonymous
When You Close Your Eyes anonymous
Sing Me Away anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Getting Good
Lauren Alaina
Why We Drink
Justin Moore
Now You Know
Jon Langston
Stay High
Brittany Howard
I Hope You're Happy Now
Carly Pearce
we fell in love in october
girl in red
10,000 Hours
Dan + Shay
Right Where I Left It
Cole Swindell