OXFORD TOWN

Latest update on 18/09/2007

Artist: Bob Dylan
Author: Bob Dylan
Label: CBS
Year: 1963

Song about Oxford, MS, home of the state's university (Ole' Miss). Much ado there when black students started enlisting during the Civil Rights years. Dylan supported that struggle in person. "Two men died under the Mississippi moon, somebody better investigate soon". After forty years a KKK member was finally trialed and convicted for murder.

Covers:

1969:

Richie Havens

1971:

Voices Of East Harlem

1992:

Barbara Dickson

1993:

Kris De Bruyne [in Das Leben Ist So Schön]

Melodically related to Mountain Folks as by the Stanley Brothers.

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