Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bob Dylan's Lyrics For Unrecorded Anti Nuke Song Surface & More Dylan

While going through this mornings news I came across an interesting story about Bob Dylan and one of his earliest supporters Izzy Young. I thought I would pass it on but went looking for some other related items to go along with the story and here is what I came up with.

Bob Dylan's anti-bomb lyrics for unreleased song to go on sale

by Sean Michaels from

"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.

Here we have an interview with Mr. Young where he gives his definition of folk music.

And for a little more on Bob Dylan we offer this from Democracy Now! Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Legendary Bob Dylan Turns 70: Democracy Now! Airs Rare Interviews and Songs from Pacifica Radio Archives


And for a touch of the master himself we offer this clip from a Westinghouse 1963 television apperance.

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