In this series of posts we will focus on songs Dylan has performed (either in concert, rehearsal or studio), but not written.
- NEW: Bob Dylan: Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground (Willie Nelson)
- House of Gold (Hank Williams)
- Bob Dylan: Willin’ (Lowell George)
- Bob Dylan: That Lucky Old Sun
- Bob Dylan: Rank Strangers To Me (Albert E. Brumley)
- Big River (Johnny Cash)
- Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt)
- Trail of The Buffalo (traditional)
- Something (George Harrison)
- Brown Sugar (Jagger/Richards)
- Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
- Barbara Allen (traditional)
- Accidentally Like A Martyr (Warren Zevon)
- Mutineer (Warren Zevon)
- Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
- Peace In The Valley (Thomas A. Dorsey)
- Across The Borderline (Cooder/Hiatt/Dickinson)
- Old Five And Dimers (Like Me) (Billy Joe Shaver)
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- Bob Dylan: Live 1961- 1969 (video & audio)
- Bob Dylan: 5 essential videos from the 60’s
- Bob Dylan live 1970 – 1979 (videos & audio)
- Bob Dylan: 7 essential videos from the 70’s
- Bob Dylan: Live 1980 – 1989 (Video & audio)
- Bob Dylan: 8 essential videos from the 80’s
- Bob Dylan concert videos/audios from 1990 – 1995 @ alldylan.com
- Bob Dylan: Concerts & Videos from 1996 – 1999 @ Alldylan.com
- Bob Dylan: 10 concert videos you MUST see from the 90’s
- Bob Dylan live 2000 – 2009 (videos & audio)
- Bob Dylan live 2010 – 2014 (videos & audio)
- Olof’s “Still On The Road“
16 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: The Songs he didn’t write”
Dylan has covered a zillion songs, typically very well. In honor of his 75th, I am currently listening to a playlist of his covers, mostly because of his last two albums. Faves: “What’ll I Do” and “Tomorrow Night.” Also “Song for Canada,” “Precious Memories.” I am surprised how much I am enjoying most of the stuff from Fallen Angels, but I shouldn’t be. Bob The Interpreter in is very fine voice at 75!
“The Times We’ve Known,” by Charles Aznavour. Dylan’s performed it twice, both times wonderfully. But does anyone know whether Dylan wrote the English lyrics, which are inspired by Aznavour’s original French, but are not a translation?
I don’t know about the lyrics, my guess would be a work of Dylan.
Here is the song btw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaIufaZ1O0w
Terrific group of songs. And well done, especially Mutineer. Ever come across a recording of Bob and band doing Not Fade Away, the Buddy Holly classic? They were encoring with that for a while in the ’90s.
Old man by Neil Young @ madisin square garden along with Warren’s song. Two nights in a row
around 2002. Both concerts everyone stood the entire night each night.
Thanks for your feedback Jim,
We have a post on Dylan’s version of “Old Man”:
But I will update it soon.. and include it in “The Songs He didn’t write” post.
One of my favorites that he used to perform (and I was ad it didn’t make it to his acoustic covers albums) was “The Lakes of Pontchartrain”, I heard him do it a bunch of times live in the late 1980’s. Beautiful song.
Something by George Harrison. I think he played it in New York on the night of George’s memorial concert in London
London’s Calling at Brixton Academy for Joe Strummer
That Lucky Old Sun with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
all in due time..
..but “something” is a strong contender for the next post
I forgot more about here then you’ll ever know about her…(johnny cash)
SONGWRITERS; NULL, CECIL ALLEN
that lucky old sun…(Many) music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie
Thanks for the feedback Charles
There a many upcoming posts in this series 🙂
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