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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Got it Covered: It Ain't Me Babe

In 1964 Bob Dylan released his fourth studio album Another Side of Bob Dylan. As he began to explore using his music in different ways, it became clear that he could write biting lyrics about relationships. Today's song is one of his earliest examples. "It Ain't Me Babe"

Covers of this song include everyone from Johnny Cash/June Carter to Joan Baez, The Turtles, The Byrds, Davy Jones, Bryan Ferry, Earl Scruggs and Nancy Sinatra... to name a few.

"Go ’way from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Never weak but always strong
To protect you and defend you
Whether you are right or wrong
Someone to open each and every door
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe"

Johnny Cash & June Carter

Before he was a Monkee, Davy Jones

My favorite version, The Turtles

Fleet Foxes

And Mr. Dylan 


1 comment:

  1. did not know Zimmerman wrote that song.Turtles is the one i like the most,thanks for an old favourite tune