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Bob Dylan

Song to Woody (2:35)

"Song to Woody" is one of the first ever songs written by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on his eponymous debut album Bob Dylan in 1962. The song conveys Dylan's appreciation of folk legend Woody Guthrie. The tune is based on Guthrie's song "1913 Massacre". The song also makes references to icons such as Cisco Houston and Leadbelly whose music Dylan appreciated.

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I'm out here a thousand miles from my home
Walkin' a road other men have gone down
I'm seein' your world of people and things
Hear paupers and peasants and princes and kings

Bob Dylan - Song to Woody Lyrics


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  • Released on March 19, 1962 the album "Bob Dylan" was Bob's debut album, produced by John H Hammond and called "Hammond's Folly' because it was a commercial flop, only sold about 2500 copies. This song was written by Bob, but I personally think Ramblin' Jack does it best and with more heartfelt emotion as Woody was his best friend.
  • Wow and wow and wow again.
  • "the men who come with the dust and are gone with the wind "
  • "The last thing that I’d want to do is to say I’ve been hittin’ some hard travelin’ too"...tribute to a legend
  • WOW!
  • same
  • hit
  • here's to the hearts and the hands of the men who come with the dust and are gone with the wind
  • What a touching song to a great man. [2]
  • After Freight Train Blues it feels like a meditation, so calm.

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