JOAN BAEZ (1960)
Silver Dagger “Katie Dear” by the Gallagher Brothers [‘34, Banner], the Callahan Brothers [‘34], the Blue Sky Boys [‘38], the Louvin Brothers [‘56], and as “Silver Dagger” by Dave Van Ronk [‘59]; Jean Ritchie [’57, “Awake Awake You Drowsy Sleeper“], “Katie Dear“ [’63, Four Strong Winds] and “Awake You Drowsy Sleeper” [’65, Early Morning Rain] by Ian & Sylvia
East Virginia Published in Cecil Sharp’s 1917 English Folksongs from the Southern Appalachians, recorded by Buell Kazee [‘27, Brunswick], Clarence Ashley [‘29, “Dark Holler Blues”], Ashley & Foster [‘34], the Carter Family [‘34, “East Virginia Blues” and No. 2], the Stanley Brothers [‘56], the Tarriers [‘57], the Rambling Boys (Jack Elliott & Derrol Adams) [‘58], the New Lost City Ramblers [‘58], Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson [‘63], and the Monkees [‘67, “I Was Born in East Virginia”], among others.
Fare Thee Well Harry Belafonte [‘58, Belafonte Sings the Blues RCA LSO 1006], the Gateway Singers [‘58, At the hungry i, Decca DL 8671]; related to “Green Grow the Rushes” Oscar Brand [‘57, Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads, Vol. IV Audio Fidelity LP 1847], Ewan MacColl [‘59, Songs of Robert Burns Folkways FA 8758] and “Lovers’ Farewell” by Andrew Rowan Summers [‘51, Unquiet Grave Folkways FA`2364].
House of the Rising Sun Ashley & Foster [‘34] and many others; see under the Animals.
All My Trials ‘All My Trials’ is said to be a Bahamian lullaby which may have originated in the South. First recorded by Billy Faier [‘56, Travelin’ Man Riverside RLP 12-657] and Bob Gibson [‘56, “Bahamian Lullaby”, Offbeat Folksongs RiversideRLP 12-802]. Other versions include Harry Belafonte [’59, Love Is a Gentle Thing RCA Victor 1927], Cynthia Gooding [‘56, Faithful Lovers and Other Phenomena Elektra EKL-107], Pete Seeger American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4 [‘61, Folkways 2323], Anita Carter Folk Songs Old and New [‘62, Mercury SR-60770] , Peter, Paul & Mary [’63, In the Wind Warner 1507] and Dick and Dee Dee [’64]. A variation ‘All My Sorrows’ was done by Glenn Yarbrough [‘58, Here We Go, Baby Elektra EKL-135], the Kingston Trio [‘59, At Large Capitol 1199], and the Searchers [‘63]. It is also included in Mickey Newbury’s “An American Trilogy.”
Wildwood Flower Derived from the 1859 song “I’ll Twine Midst the Ringlets” written by Joseph Webster and Maude Irving, also known as “The Pale Amaranthus.” It wa recorded by the Carter Family [‘28, Victor], Woody Guthrie [‘40, “Reuben James”], Chet Atkins [‘53] and Hank Thompson & Merle Travis [‘55].
Donna Donna (Sholom Secunda, Aaron Zeitlin) “Dana Dana “ from Esterke, 1940, Yiddish musical theater, by Aaron Zeitlin ; as “Dona Dona”, recorded by Moyshe Oysher & Sholom Secunda in the ‘40s, Martha Schlamme, Theodore Bikel [‘58 More Jewish Folk Songs Elekra EKL 165]. See more details under Donovan.
John Riley Folk song appearing on Bob Gibson’s Carnegie Concert [‘57, Riverside RLP 12-816] and Myra Ross Our Singing Heritage Vol. I [‘58, Elektra EKL-151].
Rake and Rambling Boy Carolina Tar Heels [‘29 “Rude and Rambling Man“], Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams [’57, “Rich and Rambling Boy” Roll On Buddy Topic 12T 105]
Little Moses Carter Family [‘29], Neil Morris [‘59, on Sounds of the South collection, Atlantic].
Mary Hamilton Child 173 Collected by John Jacob Niles in the 1910s. Recordings by Texas Gladden [‘41], Cynthia Gooding [‘53, Queen of Hearts Elektra EKL-131], Brownie McNeil [‘5?, Folksongs Sonic LP], Terrea Lea [‘5?, Folk Songs and Ballads HiFi Record R-404] and Robin Roberts [‘59 Fair and Tender Ladies Tradition TLP 1033].
Henry Martin Child 250 Burl Ives [‘54, Coronation Concert Decca DL 8080 and ‘59, Ballads United Artists UAL 3060], Alfred Deller [‘58, Western Wind Vanguard SRV 73005]
El Preso Numero Nueve "The Ninth Prisoner", a Mexican "son huasteco" of 20th cent. Written by Los Hermanos Cantoral (Roberto Cantoral) (copyright 1955?), learned from a 50s recording by Trio Los Paraguyos; also recorded by Conjunto Bernal (20 Exitos, Nomas Por Quererte), Los Chachos (Greatest Hits). (Appears on Argentinian Phlips LP 6302 027 in Serie Grandioso: Luis Alberto del Parana y Los Paraguayos.)
JOAN BAEZ, VOL. 2 (1961)
Wagoner's Lad Buell Kazee [‘28, Brunswick], Vernon Dalhart [‘30s, “My Horse Ain’t Hungry”], the Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling[‘56], Pete Seeger, Peggy Seeger, the Kingston Trio, Bert Jansch [‘66]. Bob Dylan used the tune for “Farewell Angelina”.
The Trees They Do Grow High perf by Ewan MacColl [’56 “Lang a-Growing“ Great British Ballads Not Included in the Child Collection Riverside RLP 121-629], Liam Clancy [’65], Mary O'Hara ‘5? “The Bonnie Boy“ Songs of Erin London LL 1572], Sean Mac Donnchadha [‘5?, “My Bonny Boy” Lark in the Morrning Tradition TLP 1004], Patrick Galvin [‘5? “The Bonny Boy” Irish Love Songs Riverside RLP 608], Nathan Hatt [‘52 or ‘56, “He’s Young But He’s Daily a-Growing” Maritime Folk Songs Folkways FA 4307], Lori Holland [‘58 “My Bonnie Boy” Irish Folk Songs for Women Folkways FG 3518] and later Pentangle [‘69, Sweet Child].
The Lily of the West An Engelse broadside from the 1800’s, often known in America as “The Lakes of Pontchartrain”. Recorded in the ‘30s by Josef Locke as “Where the Blarney Roses Grow”; in 1946 by Frances Perry in a field recording made by Helena Stratham-Thomas, as “The Lakes of Pontchartrain”; by Peter, Paul & Mary in 1962 as “Flora”. It was included on 1973’s Bob Dylan, a collection of unsuccessful outtakes from the Self Portrait sessions.
Silkie Child 113 aka “The Grey Silkie” or “The Great Silkie” - previously recorded by Cynthia Gooding [‘56, “Great Selchie of Shule Skerry” Faithful Lovers and Other Phenomena Elektra EKL-107].
Engine 143 (The Wreck of the C. & O.) Recorded by the Carter Family [‘29, Victor], the Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling[‘56], Flatt & Scruggs as “George Alley’s F.F.V.” [‘50s], Annie Watson [‘62] and her son Doc [‘64] as “The F.F.V.” Songs on the same subject which predate the Carter version include George Reneau “The C&O Wreck” [‘24], Charles Lewis Stine “The Wreck of the C. & O.” [‘25], Roy Harvey “The Brave Engineer” [‘26], and Ernest V. Stoneman “The Wreck of the C. & O. (George Allen)” [’26 and ’27]. The crash occurred in 1890.
Once I Knew a Pretty Girl [aka The Rejected Lover] Texas Gladden [‘46], Bob Gibson [‘56, I”The Rejected Lover” Offbeat Folksongs Riverside RLP 12-802], Milt Okun & Ellen Stekert [‘56, “He Took Me By the Hand” Traditional American Love Songs Riverside RLP 12-634]
Lonesome Road Negro jubilee song recorded by David Miller [‘27, Starr Piano Company/Gennett] and by the Carter Family [‘30s]. Woodie Guthrie recorded it in 1940 for the Library of Congress in an Alan Lomax recording.
Banks of the Ohio Grayson & Whitter [‘27], Ernest V. ‘Pop’ Stoneman [‘28], Blue Sky Boys [‘36, “Down on the Banks of the Ohio”], Monroe Brothers [‘36, “On the Banks of the Ohio”], Bascom Lamar Lunsford [‘53, “On the Banks of the Ohio” Smokey Mountain Ballads Folkways FP 40], Ed McCurdy [‘56, Blood, Booze & Bones Elektra EKL-108], Paul Clayton [‘56, Bloody Ballads Riverside RLP 12-615], the Kossoy Sisters [‘56, Bowling Green and Other Folksongs from the Southern Mountains Tradition TLP 1018], New Lost City Ramblers [‘60, Vol. 2 Folkways FA 2397]. A previous recording by Baez “On the Banls of the Ohio” appeared on the 1959 compilation Folksingers Around Harvard Square [Veritas LP]. Related to “Knoxville Girl.”
Pal of Mine Carter Family? Aka “Little Darling, Pal Of Mine”. Red Fox Chasers [‘29], Jimmie Rodgers [‘31: Jimmie Rodgers visit’s the Carter Family]. A related song “My Little Darling” (William Dillon, Harry Von Tilzer) was recorded by the Spooney Five [‘27] and Jimmie Revard [‘37].
Barbara Allen Child 84 Known to Samuel Pepys in 1666. English recording in the 1910s by Clara Butt [His Master’s Voice]. Vernon Dalhart [‘27], Bradley Kincaid [‘28], John Jacob Niles [‘33, “The Ballad of Barberry Allen”], Josh White [‘40s], Maxine Sullivan [‘41] and many others.
The Cherry Tree Carol Child 54 Cynthia Gooding [‘56, Faithful Lovers and Other Phenomena Elektra EKL-107].
Old Blue Jim Jackson [‘28, “Old Dog Blue”], Scruggs Sisters [‘39], Burl Ives [‘50, The Return of the Wayfaring Stranger Columbia CL 1459], Tennessee Ernie Ford [‘59, Gather ‘Round Capitol T1227], Odetta and Larry [‘59, Fantasy 3252/3345]
Railroad Boy Version of "The Butcher’s Boy" by Kelly Harrell [‘25, Victor], Buell Kazee [‘28 “The Butcher Boy”], Henry Whitter [‘29], the Blue Sky Boys [‘30s], Peggy Seeger [‘50s], the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [‘60s], Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson [‘63 “Go Dig My Grave“].
Plaisir d'Amour (Martini il Tedesco) “La romance du chevrier” or, more fully, “La romance nouvelle de M. le Chevalier de Florian,“ a 1785 composition for the French court with words by Jean Pierre Claris de Florian (based on his poem “La Celestine”) and music by Jean Paul Egide Martini. A popular piano piece for salons, orchestrated by Berlioz in 1859, and given the present title between 1890 and 1908. Many French recordings, first Monseigneur A. Delacroix (1903), then Maurice Declery (1904), Jean LaSalle (1904), Pierre Cornubert (1905), Maurice Renaud (1908), Edmond Clement (1914), Alice Reveau (1925), Yvonne Printemps (1931). First recording by an English speaker was by John McCormack [‘29]. Also by Beniamino Gigli [‘35] and Rino Ketty [‘39] (Ketty also recorded what became Elvis’s “Surrender”). Performed by Montgomery Clift in the 1949 film The Heiress. Recorded in ‘58 by Tino Rossi and by Mado Robin. Formed the basis for Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” [‘61], and later recorded by Marianne Faithfull [‘65].
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (Anne Brendon) Recorded by the author on a ‘59 demo, learned by Baez from Janet Smith at Oberlin, recorded by Mark Wynter [‘63] and the Association [‘65] and famously by Led Zeppelin [‘69].
Geordie Child 109 (209?) Harry Cox [‘53, Rounder], also recorded by Woody Guthrie, Ewan MacColl, A.L. Lloyd, Texas Gladden, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Frank Proffitt, Jean Ritchie.
Copper Kettle (Albert F. Beddoe) See above under Dylan.
Kumbaya Gospel version of an old spritual, migrated to Angola and returned as a folk song which became a campfire favorite. Recorded as “Come By Here” by Edna Gallmon Cooke and the Radio Four [‘53, Republic 7086], and as “Kum Ba Yah” by the Folksmiths, with Joe Hickerson, in 1957 on We’ve Got Some Singing To Do [Folkways F2407], then with Pete Seeger at Carnegie Hall with Sonny Terry [‘58, Folkways FA 2412], and the Weavers followed up on Traveling On [59, VRS 9043]. See article in part 2 for more history.
What Have They Done to the Rain (Malvina Reynolds) Introduced b Baez, also recorded by Pete Seeger [‘64], the Searchers [‘64], the Seekers [‘64], Marianne Faithfull [‘65], and then by the author on Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth [‘66].
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair (arr. John Jacob Niles) Collected by Cecil Sharp in 1916 in a version by Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, published in English Folksongs from the Southern Appalachians [‘32], recorded by Mrs. Roberts for Folkways in 1951. Arranged and published by John Jacob Niles in his 1936 songbook Songs of the Hill Folk as “Black Is the Color Of My True Love’s Hair”; he recorded it in 1958. The first released recording was by Jo Stafford [‘47, Capitol]. Other recordings by Burl Ives [‘50], Jean Ritchie [‘52], Ed McCurdy [‘56], Guy Carawan [‘57], Carolyn Hester [‘58], Pete Seeger [‘59], Nina Simone [‘59 and ‘66] and Donovan [‘65, “Colours”].
Danger Waters (Jacob Browne, Arthur S. Alberts)
Gospel Ship (Herbert Buffum) Carter Family ['35], Monroe Brothers [‘37, “On That Old Gospel Ship”
The House Carpenter Child 243 published 1685 “A Warning For Married Women” aka "James Harris or the Demon Lover". Recorded by Clarence Ashley [‘30, Columbia], Jean Ritchie [‘61]
Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie) Woody Guthrie [‘40, for LOC], Ramblin’ Jack Elliott [‘55]
Lady Mary Aka “The Palaces Grand”
Até Amanhã Brazilian love song
Matty Groves Child 81. Also called “Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard.“ Bob Gibson [‘57, I Came For To Sing Riverside RLP 12-806], Shep Ginandes [‘58, Sings Folk Songs Elektra EKS-133].
Once I Had a Sweetheart Cynthia Gooding [‘53, Queen of Hearts Elektra EKL-131].
Jackaroe Folk song recorded by Tom Paley and others; see above under Bob Dylan.
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan) From The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.
We Shall Overcome (Horton, Hamilton, Carawan, Seeger) Anthem of the Civil Rights movement, introduced by Guy Carawan and Pete Seeger. (see discussion in Part 2).
Portland Town (Derroll Adams) Introduced by the Kingston Trio [‘62].
Queen of Hearts Cynthia Gooding [‘53, Queen of Hearts Elektra EKL-131].
Manhã de Carnaval (Maria, Bonfa) from the 1959 film Orfeo Negro (Black Orpheus), sung by Agostinho dos Santos [Fontana] lip-synched by the main actor Breno Mello. Also recorded by the Eurydice of the film, Marpessa Dawn [‘59]. There were international versions by singers such as Gloria Lasso and Dalida, and it came into American music via jazz: Paul Desmond [‘61 “Theme from Black Orpheus‘], Stan Getz [’62], Wayne Shorter [’62, “Black Orpheus”], and Quincy Jones [’62]
Te Ador
Long Black Veil (Wilkin, Dill) Lefty Frizzell [‘59, Columbia], with covers by the Country Gentlemen [‘59], Carl Mann [‘60], Johnny Rivers [‘62], Johnny Cash [‘65] and the Band [‘68].
Railroad Bill First recorded by Riley Puckett, with Gid Tanner [‘24, Columbia]. Subsequent recordings include Roba Stanley & Bill Patterson [‘24], Martha Copeland [‘27, “Hobo Bill”], J.H. Small [‘27], Will Bennett [‘29], Frank Hutchison [‘29], Blind Jesse Harris [‘37], Vera Hall [‘37], Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee [‘42], Tom paley [‘55], Paul Clayton [‘56], Ramblin’ Jack Elliott [‘61].
Rambler-Gambler or “Ramblin’ Gambler”. Alan Lomax [‘58, Texas Folk Songs Tradition TLP 1029], Peggy Seeger [‘59, Folksongs and Ballads Riverside RLP 12-655], Ian & Sylvia [‘62, Vanguard VSD 2113].
Fennario The old English folk song “Peggy-O” - see above under Bob Dylan. Journeymen [‘61, Capitol T 1620].
'Nu Bello Cardillo
Three Fishers (Charles Kingsley, J. Hullah) or “Three Fishers (Went Sailing)” Richard Dyer-Bennett [‘55, I Dyer-Bennett 1000].
Hush Little Baby Lullaby collected by Cecil Sharp, and recorded in 1917 by Edith McDonald [Edison]. Other recordings by Uncle Dave Macon [‘29], Annie Brewer [‘37], Texas Gladden [‘41], the Weavers [‘51], Jean Ritchie [‘52], Odetta [‘60], Pete Seeger ]’62] and Nina Simone [‘63]. Related to “Hush Little Baby Don’t Your Cry” (wr. F. Balasco, 1884), “Hambone” [‘52], “Bo Diddley” [‘55] and “Mockingbird” [‘63].
Battle Hymn of the Republic (Julia Ward Howe) Civil War era hymn, written by Howe in 1862 to a tune also used for ‘John Brown‘s Body‘. There were several recordings in the 1910’s and a popular version in 1959 by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir [Columbia 41459] (see there for more detail).
JOAN BAEZ/5 (1964)
There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs) Introduced by Phil Ochs on the LP New Folks, Vol. 2 [‘64, Vanguard].
Stewball (Ralph Rinzler, Bob Yellin, John Herald) A song of Irish origin, based on a 1790 winner Skewbald. Recorded by Leadbelly with the Golde Gate Quartet [‘40, Victor], Woody Guthrie [‘44], Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Sonny Terry and Cisco Houston [‘46], Lonnie Donegan [‘56], A.L. Lloyd [‘58, “Skewball”], the Weavers [‘60]. The Greenbriar Boys’ updating of the melody [‘61] was the basis for this version and that of Peter, Paul & Mary [‘63].
It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan) From Another Side of Bob Dylan [‘64], recorded by many, including charted versions for Johnny Cash [‘64] and the Turtles [‘65].
The Death of Queen Jane (Child 170) Bascom Lamar Lunsford [3/25/49, ‘53 Smokey Mountain Ballads Folkways FP 40], Andrew Rowan Summers [‘57, Folkways FA 2348], Wilfred Brown [‘61, Folk Songs L’Oiseau-Lyre SOL 60034].
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria (Heitor Villa-Lobos) Classical composition by Villa-Lobos (1938-45). Modern Jazz Quartet [‘63, The Sheriff Atltanic 1414; previously done with Laurindo Almeida]
Go 'Way From My Window (John Jacob Niles) John Jacob Niles [‘57, I Wonder As I Wander Tradition TLP-1023; also unknown date before ‘59: American Folk Love Songs Boone-Tolliver BTR-22 and American Folk Songs RCA Camden DAL-245], Burl Ives [‘59, Ballads United Artists UAL 3060], Carolyn Hester [‘61, Tradition TLP 1043].
I Still Miss Someone (Roy Cash, Jr., Johnny Cash) B-side of “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” by Johnny Cash [‘58, Columbia].
When You Hear Them Cuckoos Hollerin' Bill Davis [60s, Smoky Mountain Melodies Old Traditions BWD 61172]. Related to “God Gave Noah a Rainbow Sign.”
Birmingham Sunday (Richard Fariña) Richard Fariña, 1964 Broadside; based on the Birmingham church bombing which killed four girls, set to the tune of the old Scottish fold song “I Once Loved a Lass”, recorded by Ewan MacColl, Carolyn Hester [‘63] and Pentangle [‘69].
So We'll Go No More A-Roving (Richard Dyer-Bennett, Lord Byron) Richard Dyer-Bennett [‘55, I Dyer-Bennett 1000].
O' Cangaceiro (Alfredo Ricardo do Nascimento) AKA “Ole! O Cangaceiro”. Title song from 1953 Brazilian film by Victor Lima Barreto. As “The Bandit” recored b Percy Faith, Tex Ritter, the Johnston Brothers [all in 1954], Chet Atkins [‘62]
The Unquiet Grave (Child 78) Andrew Rowan Summers [‘51, Unquiet Grave Folkways FP 64], Ed McCurdy [‘55, Ballad Record Riverside RLP 12-601], Dean Gitter [‘57, Ghost Ballads Riverside RLP 12-636], Jean Ritchie [‘57, Singing Family of the Cumberlands Riverside RLP 12-653, and ‘61, Traditional British Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Vol. 2 Folkways FA 2302], Wilfred Brown [‘61, Folk Songs L’Oiseau-Lyre SOL 60034]. Also known as “Restless Grave”, “Restless Dead”, “Broken Hearted Lover”, “Cold Blows the Wind”
Farewell Angelina (Bob Dylan) Tune borrowed from “The Wagoner’s Lad” (see above), found on a ‘60 Dylan bootleg as “Rambler, Gambler” and in this form on a ‘65 bootleg. The tune is also related to “Farewell to Tarwathie”, written in 1850 by George Scroggie.
Daddy, You Been On My Mind (Bob Dylan) “Mama, You Been On My Mind” written in 1964, a demo during the Another Side sessions was released on the 1991 Bootlegs. Dylan and Baez would perform it as a duet. Also by Judy Collins [‘65, see below] and Johnny Cash [‘65, “Mama…”, Orange Blossom Special Columbia 2309].
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) From Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home [‘65]
The Wild Mountain Thyme (trad. or John Richard Douglas, as sung by McPeake Family) Scottish ballad, recorded by David Hammond [’59, “Will…” I Am the Wee Falorie Man, Folk Songs of Ireland Tradition TLP 1028], Sandy Paton [’59, Many Sides of Sandy Paton Elektra EKL-149], McPeake Family [‘61, “Will You Go Laddie/Lassie Go” McPeake Family of Belfast Prestige International INT 13018], The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [‘62, “Will…“ Boys Won’t Leave the Girls Alone Columbia 1909], Judy Collins [‘62, Man of Constant Sorrow Elektra EKL-209], Marianne Faithfull [‘66] and the Byrds [‘66]
Ranger's Command (Woody Guthrie) Based on "The Fair Maid on the Plains" Cisco Houston [‘61, Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie Vanguard VRS 9089], Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
Colours (Donovan) Donovan’s version [‘65] of “Black Is the Color” (see above).
Satisfied Mind (Rhodes, Hays) 1955 country hit for Porter Wagoner [RCA 6105], Red Foley & Betty Foley [Decca 29526], Jean Shepard [Capitol 3118]
The River in the Pines
Pauvre Ruteboeuf (Rutebeuf, Ferré) Leo Ferré fashioned this [‘55, Odeon] from poems of the 13th century Rutebuef: “Complainte Rutebeuf“, “Griesche d’Yves’ and “Mariage Rutebeuf”
Sagt Mir wo die Blumen Sind (Pete Seeger) German translation of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone". The Kingston Trio had a hit with this Pete Seeger song [‘62, Capitol 4671]; see there for more detail.
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) From Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan [‘63].
JOAN (1967)
Be Not Too Hard (Logue, Donovan) From the Ken Loach film Poor Cow [1967]; Donovan wrote the music for the film; poet Christopher Logue wrote the lyrics to this song.
Eleanor Rigby (Lennon, McCartney) From the Beatles’ Revolver [‘66].
Turquoise (Logue, Donovan) British single, with “Hey Gyp” on the B-side [‘65, Pye 7N 15984]. Wikipedia states that Donovan wrote it about Baez.
La Colombe - The Dove (Brel, Clayre) Cover of Judy Collins’ version of Jacques Brel’s song.
Dangling Conversation (Simon) From Simon & Garfunkel’s Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme [‘66].
The Lady Came from Baltimore (Hardin) Introduced by Bobby Darin [‘67]. Also recorded by its writer, Tim Hardin [‘67, Tim Hardin 2] and Scott Walker [‘67].
Children of Darkness (Fariña) Richard & Mimi Fariña, Reflections in a Crystal Wind.
The Greenwood Side (trad.) “Greenwood Side/Sidey-O” by Bob Gibson (‘56, Offbeat Folksongs Riverside RLP 12-802], Mary O’Hara [‘58, Songs of Ireland Tradition TR 1024], Ian & Sylvia [‘63, Four Strong Winds Vanguard VSD 2149]
If You Were a Carpenter (Hardin) A 1966 comeback hit for Bobby Darin [Atlantic 2350] originally recorded by its writer, Tim Hardin [‘66, Verve Folkways 5031].
Annabel Lee (Dilworth, Poe) Musical setting of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, give to Baez by Don Dilworth.
BAPTISM (1968)
An album of poems by various authors set to music by Peter Schickele, both as spoken word and as song
ANY DAY NOW (1969) All songs by Bob Dylan
Love Minus Zero - No Limit Bringing It All Back Home
North Country Blues The Times They Are a-Changing.
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere On The Basement Tapes with the Band, ‘67 bootlegs eventually released officially in 1975.
Drifter's Escape John Wesley Harding.
I Pity the Poor Immigrant John Wesley Harding.
Tears of Rage On The Basement Tapes with the Band, ‘67 bootlegs eventually released officially in 1975, and on the Band’s Music from Big Pink [‘68].
Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands Blonde on Blonde [‘66].
Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word Written around 1965.
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine John Wesley Harding.
The Walls of Red Wing 1963 song released on ‘91 Bootlegs.
Dear Landlord John Wesley Harding.
One Too Many Mornings The Times They Are a-Changing.
I Shall Be Released ‘67 demo with Richard Manuel for John Wesley Harding sessions, and on the Band’s Music from Big Pink [‘68]. An official Dylan version was released in 1971 on Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Boots of Spanish Leather The Times They Are a-Changing’ [‘64]
Walkin' Down the Line On Jackie DeShannon [‘63, Liberty]; there is a Dylan demo version for his publisher the same year. Also recorded by the Dillards [‘65], Glen Campbell [‘65], Odetta [‘65], the Rising Suns [‘65] and Rick Nelson [‘67].
Restless Farewell Folk song from The Times They Are a-Changing’ [‘64]
If I Knew (Dusheck, Marden)
Rock, Salt and Nails (Utah Phillips) On The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs [‘65, Columbia]. Also recorded by Steve Young [‘69].
Glad Bluebird of Happiness (Skrabak)
Green, Green Grass of Home (Putman) A country song first recorded by Johnny Darrell [‘65, United Artists 869], charting for Porter Wagoner [‘65, RCA 8622], a hit for Tom Jones [‘67, Parrot 40009] (It was also recorded by its writer, Curly Putman - in 1965? - but not released as a single - maybe on his debut LP for ABC-Paramount Lonesome [‘67, ABC-618]).
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Ada Habershom, Charles Gabriel; lyrics sometimes attributed to Fanny Crosby) Written in 1907, appeared in the 1910 collection Alexander’s Gospel Songs No. 2, recorded by William McEwan [‘13, Columbia A1364]. Subsequent recordings by Frank & James McCrary [‘28], Frank Luther, as Bud Billings [‘28], the Carter Family [‘33] (the most famous version), the Monroe Brothers [‘36], the Swan Silvertones [‘46], the Staple Singers [‘5?] and the Stanley Brothers [‘64], among others. The title song of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s bluegrass revival projects [‘72, ‘89].
Tramp on the Street (Baez, Grady Cole, Hazel Cole, Solomon) Molly O’Day, Hank Williams, Bill Carlisle, Maddox Brothers and Rose, Rambling Jack Elliot [‘61]
I'm a Poor Wayfaring Stranger (trad.) Found in 19th century shape note collections, “Wayfaring Stranger” became Burl Ives’ theme song [‘40, Columbia]. Also recorded by Jo Stafford [‘50, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger”], Eddy Arnold [‘55], Tennessee Ernie Ford [‘57], Bill Monroe [‘58], Estel C. Ball [‘59, on Sounds of the South collection], and the Limeliters [‘62].
Just a Closer Walk With Thee (trad.) Gospel song that became widely known in the 1930’s. Recordings by Selah Jubilee Singers [‘41, Decca 7872], Lucky Millinder featuring Rosetta Tharpe [‘41, Decca 8594], and Elvis Presley [‘56].
Hickory Wind (Buchanan, Parsons) From the Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo [‘67]. Gram Parsons was a member of the Byrds for that seminal country-rock album; his solo version appeared on the posthumous Grievous Angel [‘73].
My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (Ashley) Carolina Tar Heels [‘29], Pete Seeger & Frank Hamilton [‘59, Nonesuch and Other Folk Songs Folkways FA 2439].
Seven Bridges Road (Young) From Steve Young’s debut Rock, Salt and Nails [‘69], with backing by the Flying Burrito Brothers.
Long Black Veil (Dill, Wilkins) see Joan Baez in Concert, Vol. 2
Ghetto (Banks, Bramlett, Crusher) Delaney & Bonnie [‘69, Accept No Substitute]
Carry It On (Gil Turner) The Broadside Singers [‘64, Smithsonian Folkways], Judy Collins [‘66, 5th Album].
Jolie Blonde (trad.) Cajun classic. Harry Choates [‘46, Gold Star 1314], Roy Acuff [‘47, Columbia 37287], many other versions
Joe Hill (Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson) 1935 Alfred Hayes poem set to music by Robinson at Hayes’ request. Michael Loring [‘40, TAC Records], Earl Robinson [‘41, Timely Records], Paul Robeson [‘52], Pete Seeger [‘59]
No Expectations (Jagger, Richards) From the Rolling Stones’ Beggars’ Banquet [‘68]
Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South (trad.) Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters [‘27-’29]
One Day at a Time (Willie Nelson) Bobby Bare [‘65, RCA], Willie Nelson [‘65]
BLESSED ARE... (1971)
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robertson) From The Band [‘69]
The Salt of the Earth (Jagger, Richards) From the Rolling Stones’ Beggars’ Banquet [‘68]
Brand New Tennessee Waltz (Winchester) Jesse Winchester [‘70, Bearsville].
Lincoln Freed Me Today (The Slave) (David Patton)
San Francisco Mabel Joy (Newbury) Mickey Newbury [‘69, It Looks Like Rain Mercury 61236]
Heaven Help Us All (Miller) Stevie Wonder [‘70]
Angeline (Newbury) Mickey Newbury [‘69, It Looks Like Rain Mercury 61236]
Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kristofferson) Kris Kristofferson [‘70], a big 1971 country/crossover hit for Sammi Smith.
Let It Be (Lennon, McCartney) Title song of 1970 Beatles album.
Put Your Hand in the Hand (MacLellan) Anne Murray [‘70, Honey, Wheat and Laughter Canadian Capitol LP], a 1971 hit for Ocean.
The 33rd of August (Newbury) Mickey Newbury [‘69, It Looks Like Rain Mercury 61236]
CARRY IT ON (1971) A soundtrack with many songs she had previously recorded
The Last Thing On My Mind (Paxton) From Tom Paxton’s Rambling Boy [‘64, Elektra], recorded by the Kingston Trio [‘64] and many others.
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Dan Penn, Chips Moman) Aretha Franklin [67, Atlantic]; many covers.
Suzanne (Leonard Cohen) Judy Collins [‘66, In My Life Elektra], Noel Harrison [‘67], and then Leonard Cohen [‘67].
Rainbow Road (Dan Penn, Donnie Fritz) Bill Brandon [‘68, Tower/Quinvy], Joe Simon [‘69], Percy Sledge [‘71], Arthur Alexander [‘72]; written with Alexander in mind.
In the Quiet Morning (Mimi Farina) Baez’ sister
A Stranger in My Place (Kenny Rogers, Kin Vassy) Kenny Rogers & the First Edition [‘69, Something’s Burning], Anne Murray [‘71, Capitol 3059]
Tumbleweed (Douglas Van Arsdale) Also Steve Ambrose [‘72, Gypsy Moth Barnaby 15003].
The Partisan (Anna Marly, Hy Zaret) Leonard Cohen [‘69, Songs from a Room]
Imagine (John Lennon) 1971 John Lennon hit.
Less Than the Song (Axton) Title song of 1973 Axton LP [A&M 4376]
GRACIAS A LA VIDA (HERE'S TO LIFE) (1974) An album of Spanish songs
Fountain of Sorrow (Browne) Jackson Browne [‘74, Late For the Sky].
Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer (Wonder, Wright) Stevie Wonder [‘70]
Simple Twist of Fate (Dylan) From Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks [‘75]
Blue Sky (Betts) Allman Brothers [‘72, Eat a Peach]
Hello In There (Prine) John Prine [‘71, John Prine Atlantic]
Jesse (Janis Ian) Roberta Flack [‘73, Atlantic], Janis Ian [‘74]