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Thread #61841   Message #2897254
Posted By: GUEST,Davey Bob
30-Apr-10 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: Black Jack Davey Dylan
Subject: RE: Black Jack Davey Dylan
All these years later, is anyone still looking for an answer to the question?

I haven't heard the source, but Clinton Heylin says (in 'Dylan: Behind Closed Doors', Penguin, 1996) that "although Dylan was performing Gypsy Davey as early as 1961, this version of the well-known traditional yarn of infidelity was almost certainly taken from Mike Seeger's 1988 recording (on 'Fresh Old Time String Music')."