Patti Smith Accepts Dylan's Nobel ... But It's a Hard to Nail His Lyric

12/11/2016 7:22 AM PST

Patti Smith Forgets Bob Dylan Lyrics, Accepts His Nobel Prize

You gotta feel for rock legend Patti Smith -- she stepped up to accept Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, but choked while singing his classic, "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall."

Patti was in Stockholm for the ceremony Dylan refused to attend -- so good on her for filling in for him. Dylan became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and maybe Patti's stumble is really just a testament to how moving his words can be.

She admitted being nervous as hell in front of the Nobel peeps -- and moved on from the mistake like a pro.

Don't think twice, Patti ... it's alright.