Bob Dylan: The Songs he didn’t write

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In this series of posts we will focus on songs Dylan has performed (either in concert, rehearsal or studio), but not written.

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16 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: The Songs he didn’t write”

  1. 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!

  2. “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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Among others:

    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

  7. I forgot more about here then you’ll ever know about her…(johnny cash)

    that lucky old sun…(Many) music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie

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