WTJU Folk Fundraiser
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Few would dispute Bob Dylan's talent as a wordsmith (if not his vocals). But not only did Dylan steal many lyrics from traditional music and earlier artists, he also "borrowed" several melodies. From the Bently Boys' "Down on Penny's Farm" (a regionalized reworking of a still older traditional song, "Hard Times"), which Dylan titled "Hard Times in New York Town," to the traditional "Who Killed Poor Robin" (Dylan's "Who Killed Davey Moore"), he clearly had no trouble claiming others' works as his own. So tune in as we compare and contrast some of the songs he "borrowed"...
Submitted by Peter Jones