An interpretation of Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest" lyrics from his 1967 album "John Wesley Harding"

This song is likely about the deception of blues recording artist Frankie Lee Sims (born 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana) by Johnny Vincent who founded Ace Records in 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi, 165 miles away from New Orleans Vincent probably gave him a nice cash advance,  girls, and weed equipped lodging, and then shifted his label's focus away from the local blues musicians he set up shop to lure and branched out into New Orleans Rythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll consistent with a pattern of driving the Mississippi blues men into obscurity  Lee lived another 3 years after Dylan wrote the song though