"Starlight In The East"
Directory of Bob Dylan’s Unreleased Songs: O

Compiled by Alan Fraser


No Dirty Names (Verve-Folkways FT-3009, 1966) - album by Dave van Ronk with his recording of THE OLD MAN (MAN ON THE STREET)

Revised: 17 January, 2017

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(Indefinite and definite articles at the beginning of song titles are ignored, so A WOMAN LIKE YOU is on the "W" page, and THE KING IS ON THE THRONE is on the "K" page.)


 

OH BABE Bob Dylan?, 1983 N?
Song recorded during the "Infidels" sessions at The Power Station, New York, 11 Apr 1983

 

(OH BABE) FOR YOU Bob Dylan/Allen Ginsberg, 1971 N?
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, 17 Nov 1971 - intended for Allen Ginsberg’s album "Holy Soul Jelly Roll", but still unreleased

 

OH, MY LORD JESUS Bob Dylan/Norman Manzon, 1986 N?
Christian song with new lyrics by Norman Ben Abraham (Norman Manzon) to the tune of MR. TAMBOURINE MAN! No Dylan version known.

 

OKLAHOMA KANSAS Bob Dylan?, 1983 N?
Song recorded during the "Infidels" sessions at The Power Station, New York, 13 Apr 1983

 


No Dirty Names (Verve-Folkways FT-3009, 1966)

from... another place & time (Alcazar ALC 120, Canada, 1996)

Live At Sir George Williams University (Just A Memory 9132, 1997)
Dave Van Ronk's albums with Bob song THE OLD MAN, scans by Stefan Wirz
THE OLD MAN 1962 O
This song, which originally appeared on Dave Van Ronk's 1966 album Verve-Folkways "No Dirty Names" is actually MAN ON THE STREET, released on "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3", 1991. It is now also on the 1996 Canadian Alcazar CD "from... another time & place" and the 1997 Just A Memory CD "Live At Sir George Williams University" (from a 1967 concert). Thanks to Hans Seegers for information about the 1996 Canadian CD, and to Stefan Wirz for the scans

 

OM MY SOUL SHALOM Bob Dylan/Allen Ginsberg, 1971 S
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, 17 Nov 1971 - intended for Ginsberg’s "Holy Soul Jelly Roll" album, but as yet unreleased

 

ON A RAINY AFTERNOON #1 1966 H
Copyrighted title of a song (Dwarf Music, 1978) seen being worked out with Robbie Robertson in a hotel room in Glasgow, Scotland, 18-19 May 1996, in "Eat The Document". See also DOES SHE NEED ME? - also known as I CAN’T LEAVE HER BEHIND, worked on in the same session. This clip is included on the bonus disc with the DVD release of Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan", mistitled as I CAN'T LEAVE HER BEHIND, see my VHS & DVD pages. Now included on CD18 of the Columbia/Legacy 18CD set "The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Collector's Edition", Nov 2015

 

ON A RAINY AFTERNOON #2 1967 H
Basement Tapes song recorded with The Band, Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967
Now released on CD6 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

ON THAT CALIFORNIA SIDE 1962 N? Y
Alternate title of THAT CALIFORNIA SIDE - lyrics written in blue ballpoint pen on the back of a shop receipt dated 22 Jun 1962. There is no record of the song having been recorded

 

ON THE AVENUE 1967 O
Missing Basement Tapes song listed in "Isis" 176, not included in the 6CD set "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

ON THE TRAIN (?) Bob Dylan?, 1986 L
Alternate suggested title of TRAIN OF PAIN

 

ONE EYED JACKS 1960 H
Recorded at Karen Wallace’s apartment, St. Paul, MN, May 1960. Also known as QUEEN OF HIS DIAMONDS

 

ONE FOR THE ROAD 1967 H
Song copyrighted by Bob with Dwarf Music at SESAC, the version from the Basement Tapes of the Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer song ONE FOR MY BABY (ONE FOR THE ROAD) associated most with Frank Sinatra. Thanks to Tim Dunn for finding the copyright and to Moise Potie for linking it with a performance
Now released on CD3 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

ONE MAN’S LOSS Bob Dylan, 1967 H
Basement Tapes song recorded with The Band, Big Pink, West Saugerties, NY, Jul-Oct 1967. Some attribute this song to Bonnie Dodd, not Bob. Bonnie Dodd (1914-84), a songwriter and steel guitar player from Arkansas, wrote another Basement Tapes song, BE CAREFUL OF STONES THAT YOU THROW, originally recorded by Hank Williams. Thanks to Tim Dunn for searching fruitlessly for the copyright information for this song, which has been copyrighted neither by Bonnie Dodd nor Bob
Now released on CD3 of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 - Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete", Nov 2014

 

ONE MORE TIME Shel Silverstein, 1978 C
Soundchecked at Carbondale, IL, 28 Oct 1978 - identified by Heylin as a new work-in-progress, but Dundas identifies the song as DADDY’S GOING ON ONE MORE RIDE by Shel Silverstein

 

ONE MORE YEAR Hazel Smith, 1978 C
Soundchecked at St. Louis, MO, 19 Oct 1978 - Heylin calls this a new composition with this probable title, Dundas identifies the song as (ONE MORE YEAR OF) DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL by Hazel Smith, best known performed by Dr. Hook

 

OOH BABY, BABY Bob Dylan?, 1986 H
Performed at a jam in the bar of the Park Royal Hotel, Wellington, NZ, 06 Feb 1986

 

FieldmouseFromNebraska.jpg (26965 bytes)
Michel Montecrossa's 2002 Mira Sound Germany album Fieldmouse From Nebraska, featuring t his song and nine other "co-compositions"

OUTLINED EPITAPH Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa, 2002 O
Like JACK O' DIAMONDS, not strictly a Dylan song, but a written lyric of Bob's from the sleeve notes of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (11 Outlined Epitaphs) set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his Mira Sound Germany album "Fieldmouse From Nebraska" (Germany, 2002), see - thanks to David Plentus for spotting this item!

 

OVER THE CLIFFS PT. 1 1965 O
Recording session sheet title of SITTING ON A BARBED WIRE FENCE, released on "The Bootleg Series 1-3"

 

OVER THE ROAD 1961 N? Y
Lyrics in a manuscript left by Bob at the home of Eve and Mac McKenzie after staying there in Summer 1961, now identified to be an early version of the song SALLY GAL finally released in 2005 on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home" - information from Clinton Heylin's book "Revolution In The Air - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 1: 1957-73" (Constable, 2009)

 

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