Gloria Gaynor sings Dylan’s ‘Man of Peace’ at Crawfish Fest (WATCH VIDEO)

Gloria Gaynor Man of Peace

Mike Farris welcomed a surprise unannounced guest to the stage during his set at the 29th annual Crawfish Fest at Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, June 3: Gloria Gaynor. He and the Newark native then performed one song together: Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.”

Gaynor later posted a video of the performance on Facebook. You can watch it below.

Gaynor, best known for Disco Era hits such as “I Will Survive” and “Never Can Say Goodbye,” and Farris, formerly of the band Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies, have both made gospel albums over the years, and recorded “Man of Peace” together for Gaynor’s upcoming album, “Testimony.”

The 1983 song — a still timely meditation on evil and hypocrisy — was first heard on Dylan’s Infidels album. The clip shared by Gaynor shows her singing the first and third verses of the eight-verse, chorus-free song, and Farris singing the second:

Look out your window, baby, there’s a scene you’d like to catch
The band is playing “Dixie,” a man got his hand outstretched
Could be the Führer
Could be the local priest
You know sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

He got a sweet gift of gab, he got a harmonious tongue
He knows every song of love that ever has been sung
Good intentions can be evil
Both hands can be full of grease
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Well, first he’s in the background, then he’s in the front
Both eyes are looking like they’re on a rabbit hunt
Nobody can see through him
No, not even the Chief of Police
You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace

Here is the clip:

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