RAMBLIN' GAMBLIN' WILLIE

Latest update on 13/05/2010

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

Outtake from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan sessions.

Covers:

1994:

Townes Van Zandt [as Little Willie The Gambler; Townes was a serious gambler]

1995:

Clancy Brothers

Based on Irish traditional Brennan On The Moor about highwayman Willie Brennan, the Irish equivalent of Jesse James, hanged in Cork in 1804. Dylan knew the song from the Clancy's canon, but switched the action to the life & times of that other historic outlaw gambler Will O'Conley.

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