Bob Dylan's anti-bomb lyrics for unreleased song to go on sale
by Sean Michaels from guardian.co.uk
"I hate you cause yer man-made and man-owned an' man-handled," Dylan wrote in the apparently unrecorded lyrics to Go Away You Bomb. "You might be miss-made an' miss-owned an' miss-handled an' miss-used / An' I hate you cause you could drop on me by accident an' kill me."
Dylan's wry and livid screed dates from his early days in New York, when he was working on his debut album, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The young songwriter had come under the wing of Izzy Young, owner of an influential folk-music shop in Greenwich Village. Young, who had organised Dylan's first New York concert, asked the singer for a new song to include in a book of songs opposing the atomic bomb. The next day, according to the New York Times, Dylan gave him this lyric sheet, with handwritten deletions and alterations.
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