Bob Dylan: 5 great songs recorded in 1962




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This is not a “best from 1962” list, just 5 Great songs Bob Dylan recorded in 1962.

Mixed-Up Confusion

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
November 1962

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan sessions, produced by John Hammond.

Released on single, 14 December 1962

I got mixed up confusion
Man, it’s a-killin’ me
Well, there’s too many people
And they’re all too hard to please

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

‘Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’… I wrote the words of it on a piece of paper. But there was just no tune that really fit to it, so I just sort of play chords without a tune. If all this comes under the heading of a definition, then I don’t care really to define what I do. Other people seem to have a hard time doing that.
~Bob Dylan (to Max Jones, May 64)

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York Studio, New York
6 December 1962

The 7th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session, produced by John Hammond.

First released on THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN, 27 May 1963

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall




Blowin’ In The Wind

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
9 July 1962

The 3rd Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session, produced by John Hammond.

First released on THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN, 27 May 1963

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

This is an alt. version – take 2 (take 3 was released):

Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
14 November 1962

The 6th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session, produced by John Hammond.

First released on THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN, 27 May 1963.

It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don’t matter, anyhow
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don’t know by now
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Look out your window and I’ll be gone
You’re the reason I’m trav’lin’ on
Don’t think twice, it’s all right

Corrina Corrina (trad.)

Studio A
Columbia Recording Studios
New York City, New York
26 October 1962

The 4th Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan session, produced by John Hammond.

First released on THE FREEWHEELIN’ BOB DYLAN, 27 May 1963

Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
Corrina, Corrina
Gal, where you been so long?
I been worr’in’ ’bout you, baby
Baby, please come home

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