Song to Woody (2:41)

Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 80 other releases

“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

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