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By pigsot in the Style of Bob Dylan
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Don't Think Twice It's All Right Don't Think Twice It's All Right is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962, recorded on November 14 that year, and released on the 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and as a single. In the liner notes to the original release, Nat Hentoff calls the song "a statement that maybe you can say to make yourself feel better... as if you were talking to yourself." The song was written around the time that Suze Rotolo indefinitely prolonged her stay in Italy. The melody is based on an older song, "Who's Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I'm Gone". The melody was taught to Dylan by folksinger Paul Clayton, who had used the melody in his song "Who's Gonna Buy Your Ribbons When I'm Gone?". As well as the melody, a couple of lines were taken from Clayton's "Who's Goin' to Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone?", which was recorded in 1960, two years before Dylan wrote "Don't Think Twice". Lines taken word-for-word or slightly altered from the Clayton song are, "T'ain't no use to sit and wonder why, darlin'," and, "So I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road." On the first release of the song, instead of "So I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road babe, where I'm bound, I can't tell" Dylan sings "So long, honey babe, where I'm bound, I can't tell". The lyrics were changed when Dylan performed live versions of the song and on cover versions recorded by other artists. Both Clayton's song and Dylan's song were based on the public domain traditional song "Who's Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I'm Gone". In addition to its original release, the song has appeared on several of Dylan's greatest hits compilations, including Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (1971), The Best of Bob Dylan (1997) and The Essential Bob Dylan (2000). Another version of the song, recorded as a demo for Dylan's music publisher M. Witmark & Sons in 1963, was included on two releases in Columbia's Bootleg Series: Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (2005) and Vol. 9 – The Witmark Demos: 1962–1964 (2010). In addition, live versions have been released on Before the Flood (1974; recorded February 14, 1974), Bob Dylan at Budokan (1978; recorded February 28, 1978), The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004; recorded October 31, 1964) and Live at The Gaslight 1962 (2005; recorded October 1962). It has been argued that the guitar on the original version of the song, which features a fast, fingerstyle style, was played by Bruce Langhorne. However, Eyolf Østrem, the creator of the website dylanchords, has contended that Dylan himself played the guitar track. In live performances, Dylan often strummed the chords, or flatpicked, but in a similar, fast-paced manner. Moreover, the 1963 'Witmark demos' version of the song has Bob Dylan finger-picking, in a very similar manner to the original 1962 recording. Furthermore, a recording of an April 1963 concert in New York (Bob Dylan - Town Hall, NEW YORK CITY, New York 1963 [Bootleg]) contains a live version of "Don't Think Twice", finger-picked in a manner similar to that heard on the original recording. The song was used on the television series Mad Men, Friday Night Lights, and Men of a Certain Age. It was also used in Nancy Savoca's 1991 film Dogfight, starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor. Larry :)
By philb107 in the Style of Bob Dylan
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Dedicated to my cousin who when I was homeless with only unemployment and no job or car wanted $50 a week to sleep on his porch. The couch was too good for me. I moved in with another guy for $210/mo! Boy, have things changed! He lost his home and now lives alone along the Maine coastline. He sure loved looking down. How's looking up?