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Thread #131360   Message #2965668
Posted By: Taconicus
15-Aug-10 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan Masters of war.
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan Masters of war.
Yes, many Dylan songs were takeoffs or re-writings of earlier songs, and many of his tunes were reworkings or adaptations (and often improvements) of earlier folk music melodies. And in doing so he was carrying on a long and venerable folk music tradition of doing just that.