"I don't know whether I'm gonna get to sing with Bob yet," Patti told me the week before tour. "I may have to use my womanly charms on him."

Patti has a history with Bob. Early in her rock career, Dylan took notice, and went to some lengths to make sure the world knew of his approval. Later, he learned of her early '70s poem "Dog Dream," penned after she and Sam Shepard had simultaneous dreams about Dylan:

Have you seen
Dylan's dog
it got wings
it can fly

In that work, Dylan's dog "is the only thing allowed to look Dylan in the eye." He asked her about the poem one day when he ran into her on Fourth Street. She said, "It was just a dream, Bob."

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