Although Bob Dylan has had a success career for many decades, has millions of fans around the globe and lived a life of fame and fortune, the iconic musician would chose to become a school teacher if he "had to do it all over again."

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Dylan would have been a school teacher if he wasn't a musician

Dylan made the surprising revelation in the cover story of AARP magazine's February/March issue while promoting his latest album, 'Shadows in the Night,' which will be released on February 3rd.

"If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a schoolteacher," he said during the interview, adding that he would have probably taught "Roman History or theology."

The 73-year-old musician, who is the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year, decided to make his latest album rather different as it consists of only Frank Sinatra covers. Although ever track was originally recorded by the late singer, Dylan is adamant that the two shouldn't be compared.

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"Comparing me with Frank Sinatra? You must be joking," he told the mag. "To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment. As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else."

"He had this ability to get inside of the song in a conversational way," Dylan added. "Frank sang to you - not at you. I never wanted to be a singer that sings at somebody; I've always wanted to sing to somebody."

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As a surprise, Dylan also gave a free copy of his new record to 50,000 readers of the magazine. "If it was up to me, I'd give the records for nothing and you give them to [everyone]," he explained.