HARD RAIN'S A-GONNA FALL, A

Latest update on 02/02/2015

Artist: Bob Dylan
Author: Bob Dylan
Label: Columbia
Year: 1962

Oldest recordings released on Live At The Gaslight and on Bootleg Series Vol 9: The Witmark Demos. Lyric structure based upon Lord Randal (Child ballad #12): "Oh where ha' you been, Lord Randal my son? And where ha' you been, my handsome young man?" The surreal imagery in the answers of Dylan's "blue-eyed son" were inspired by Allen Ginsberg's poetry like in Howl. Jimmy Driftwood's 1959 version of Lord Randal goes with a melody that's not that far from Dylan's in A Hard Rain's. Dylan learned Lord Randall from Martin Carthy who knew it from Ewan MacColl's '56 recording (as Lord Randall).

Covers:

1963:

Pete Seeger [Broadside recording]

1965:

Joan Baez

1967:

Staple Singers

1972:

Leon Russell

1973:

Bryan Ferry

1974:

Nana Mouskouri [as Le Ciel est noir]

1979:

Drukwerk [as Ik Verveel Me Zo (In Amsterdam Noord)]

1990:

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

1993:

Melanie

1994:

Barbara Dickson

2007:

Ann Wilson [with Rufus Wainwright and Shawn Colvin]

2007:

Raymond Crooke [as Lord Randal to the melody of A Hard Rain's]

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