Bob Dylan and the Rough Men
Excerpt: Who might those heroes be? Bob Dylan is glad you asked. The song continues:
Sing of Sherman, Montgomery and Scott Sing of Zhukov and Patton and the battles they fought Who cleared the path for Presley to sing Who carved out the path for Martin Luther King Who did what they did and then went on their way Man, I could tell their stories all day
That’s right: Mr. Dylan is celebrating the memory of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman; Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, the World War II British commander; Mexican War hero General Winfield Scott, who conceived the “Anaconda Plan” to defeat the South during the Civil War; World War II Soviet General Georgy Zhukov; and the renowned American general during the same conflict, George “Blood and Guts” Patton.