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"North Country Blues" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 3rd studio album The Times They Are a-Changin' in 1964. He also performed it at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. Its apparently simple format (ten verses of ABCB rhyme scheme) and subject matter (the run down of a mining community) appears influenced by Woody Guthrie. The song opens with a deliberately conventional opening (Come gather round friends and I'll tell you a tale…). Each verse contains at least… read more

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Come gather 'round friends
And I'll tell you a tale
Of when the red iron ore pits ran plenty.
But the cardboard filled windows
And old men on the…

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