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Thread #17318   Message #166663
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
22-Jan-00 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Subject: Who wrote "Blowin' in the Wind"?
I was just listening to Dylan's version of "Blowin' in the Wind'" and was thinking that it really doesn't sound like a Dylan song--I love the song, of course, and I love Dylan, but the structure to this song is a simple formula, of a type that Dylan didn't really use, in fact, it is one that he might have been inclined to parody--

Also, he was not big on answers of any kind--"The answer, my Friend, is blowin' in the wind" seems much too passive a reflection for the Dylan at that time--He tended more toward edginess, angry questions, and pronouncements like, "For the losers now will be later to win, for the times, they are a changin'"

Anyway, heard somewhere, once, that someone else wrote this song, in front of witnesses, at a famous folk club somewhere or other, and I am wondering if anyone knows the story--please pass it along if you do,even if the story turns out not to be true--