the mighty quinn - cornershop

the Mighty Quinn changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals.

Dylan has said that the title character refers to actor Anthony Quinn’s role as an Eskimo in the 1960 movie The Savage Innocents. Dylan has also been quoted as saying that the song was nothing more than a “simple nursery rhyme.”

a 2004 Chicago Tribune article also claimed that the song was named after Gordon Quinn, co-founder of Kartemquin Films, who had given Dylan and Howard Alk uncredited editing assistance on Eat the Document.