Hello,
I'm looking for the meaning of Winterlude in general and in the Bob Dylan Song "Winterlude". All I found with Google was about the festival in Ottawa during the winter.
This ist the first verse:
Winterlude, Winterlude, oh darlin',
Winterlude by the road tonight.
Tonight there will be no quarrelin',
Ev'rything is gonna be all right.
Oh, I see by thee angel beside me
That love has a reason to shine.
You're the one I adore, come over here and give me more, Then Winterlude, this dude thinks you're fine.
The complete text you will find here:
http://www.superlyrics.de/70264/songtext/a/a.html
Thanks and regards
Klaus
18:11, mercoledì 16 aprile 2008, Klaus Gerhardt:
I'm looking for the meaning of Winterlude in general and in the Bob Dylan Song "Winterlude". All I found with ... more, Then Winterlude, this dude thinks you're fine. The complete text you will find here: http://www.superlyrics.de/70264/songtext/a/a.html Thanks and regards Klaus

I'm afraid, Klaus, that this isn't the right newsgroup, since Bob Dylan doesn't speak British English.

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Hello, I'm looking for the meaning of Winterlude in general and in the Bob Dylan Song "Winterlude". All I found ... more, Then Winterlude, this dude thinks you're fine. The complete text you will find here: http://www.superlyrics.de/70264/songtext/a/a.html Thanks and regards Klaus

Could the word "winterlude" be a lyric poet's playing with the words "winter" and "interlude"?
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Could the word "winterlude" be a lyric poet's playing with the words "winter" and "interlude"?

That's my assumption too.

John Hall
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he shall end in certainties." Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Hello, I'm looking for the meaning of Winterlude in general ... text you will find here: http://www.superlyrics.de/70264/songtext/a/a.html Thanks and regards Klaus

Could the word "winterlude" be a lyric poet's playing with the words "winter" and "interlude"?

Yes. It is what is called a "portmanteau word":
http://www.onelook.com/?w=portmanteau+word&ls=a
noun: a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings (Example: "'motel' is a
portmanteau word made by combining 'motor' and hotel'")

More at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau word
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winterlude %28disambiguation%29

Winterlude can refer to:
* Winterlude, an annual winter festival held in Canada's National Capital Region; (1979)

* Winterlude, a rock band from Denmark;
* Winterlude, a song by Bob Dylan on his album New Morning; (1970)
* Winterlude is an instrumental Christmas album produced by Josh Darnall; (1997)
* Winterlude, a book of poems by Vernon Scannell; (1982) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon Scannell
and
* Winterlude (film), a 1996 film.

Peter Duncanson, UK
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Hello,
thanks for your hints. In another forum somebody helped me to find this:

a humorous love song directed at a girl named Winterlude

New Morning (Columbia, 1970)
In case you were wondering how definitive that self-portrait was, here comes its mirror image four months later. Call it love on the rebound. This time he's writing the pop (and folk) genre experiments himself, and thus saying more about true romance than is the pop (or folk) norm. Two side-closing throw-ins a sillyditty about a gal named "Winterlude" and the scatting beatnik send-up "If Dogs Run Free" almost steal the show.
Which of course doesn't contradict to the assumption that it is a play with the words winter & interlude.
Klaus
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