Seems that Bob Dylan isn’t quite the rock poet that some like to believe. Well, maybe he is, but he nabbed some of his words from literature, rather than going to the trouble of writing them himself.
You can read the article here, but for the list of examples you’ll need to look at this link - If I was a master thief
I don’t particularly care for Dylan, especially since The Story of Hurricane, which was played every 29 minutes on the radio (they couldn’t play it more often, because the song lasted for 27 minutes). I hated that song with a vehemence. Still do. I hated his whiny voice. The cliché ridden story-poem. The tortured acrobatics of fitting those words to music. The lame rhymes. The fact that two juries found Rubin Carter guilty of a triple homicide. The fact that he was released by a judge on some strange procedural grounds, not on the grounds of new evidence, or innocence.
I don’t imagine the occasional bit of plagiarism is going to bother his fans. Still, it's mildly interesting.