Probably spot on Jim re 'Freedom', Dylan and Seeger: why didn't I think of that, cos I'm stupid!
I know you know this but not everyone will: in a letter to Seeger, dated 6 October '61, HH said: 'I've just come back from a late holiday in Ireland and found a leaning tower of letters - including your own, and one from a lad who listened to your rendering of the 'Freedom Come-All-Ye' at Carnegie Hall on 16th Sep. I'm most pleased to hear that you like that song'.
He then goes on to credit Morris Blythman for most of 'Ding Dong Dollar' and give Pete his very own translations of the Scots words in 'Freedom'.
Anyone know of an earlier performance of 'Freedom' than Seeger's? Gotta be something related to 'Ding Dong Dollar'?