DVR Rewind | Bob Dylan Visits Late Show With David Letterman

Tuesday marked the penultimate episode of CBS’s Late Show With David Letterman as the host will retire after this evening’s finale. Dave’s last scheduled guest was the legendary Bob Dylan. Dylan made a rare television appearance at the end of Tuesday’s Late Show following special guest Bill Murray.

If you were hoping Dylan would perform one of the many incredible originals he’s written, you’re out of luck. Bob and his band ended the show with the jazz standard “The Night We Called It Aday,” a song that appears on Dylan’s recent, Sinatra-inspired Shadows In The Night LP. The lyrics fit well for the occasion with such lines as “The moon went down, stars were gone / But the sun didn’t rise with the dawn / There wasn’t a thing left to say / The night we called it a day.” Letterman introduced Bob Dylan by explaining that he once told his son Harry the two most important things in the world are to be nice to people and that Bob Dylan is the greatest songwriter of modern times.

Watch how Bob Dylan’s return to Letterman after 22 years went down:

No guests for tonight’s Late Show finale have been announced yet.