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The Rhymes they are A-Changin’


Blog Guy, I read in a Reuters story that some previously unpublished lyrics by legendary songwriter Bob Dylan are going up for auction this month.

Yes, it’s an incredible window into the creative process. The lyrics are heavily annotated, sometimes in crayon, so you can actually see how they evolved.

People may be very surprised at the earliest versions of some of the legendary legend’s classics.

Can you give us examples?

Sure. There are unedited first drafts of “Blowin’ in the Window,” “Don’t Give it a Second Thought, it’s Okay,” and “Like a Pebble that Rolls If You Kick It.”