In this song, The Winds of the Old Days, by Joan Baez, the last stanza is:

And get you down to the harbor now

Most of the sour grapes are gone from the bough

Ghosts of Johanna will visit you there

And the winds of the old days will blow through your hair

Who is Johanna?

  • I here "ghosts of the old days"
    – Pat
    Oct 17, 2022 at 20:33

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Bob Dylan wrote a song called "Visions of Johanna" in 1965. Joan Baez was at the concert the first time he performed the song publicly and believed the lyrics referred to her. Presumably she is referring to herself in her song


a plaintive remenisence about Joan's love for Bob Dylan about what they experienced together in the 60's. Obviously a human with great heart and soul. She depicts the poignant feelings that come flooding back when she reads about the "prince" returning to performing. This is a pretty accurate depiction of how deep feelings may seem buried but are only lurking just below our day to day existence. good effort.

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