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Directory of Bob Dylans Unreleased Songs: F
|Compiled by Alan Fraser|
An LP and three CDs featuring Lonnie Donegan's cover of Bob's then unreleased 1963 song FARE THEE WELL!
The Lonnie Donegan Folk Album, his 1965 album on the UK Pye Golden Guinea budget label
The Songs Of Bob Dylan, 1993 Sequel various artists compilation (UK) - scan by David Plentus
Talking Guitar Blues: The Very Best Of Lonnie Donegan, 1999 Sequel 2CD compilation (UK)
It Ain't Me, Babe/Zimmerman Framed: The Songs Of Bob Dylan, May 2001 Castle various artists compilation (UK)
Revised: 07 April, 2023
For the meanings of the song title colours and the circulation codes used in this directory, please see the header page for this section (click on "Up" below).
(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.)
|Lyrics of a previously unknown song in a box of unrecorded lyrics and song fragments from 1967 held at the Bob Dylan Archive, University of Tulsa, OK. Thanks to Derek Barker and "Isis" magazine for information|
|FARE THEE WELL||1963||O|
|Early version of FAREWELL, see
below, based on the traditional song THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL,
as sung by the Clancy Brothers, the Spinners, etc. (thanks to Gil Lamont
for reminding me of this), Witmark demo, recorded Witmark offices, New
York, probably Mar 63,
also circulating on various performances January-May 1963. The
lyrics (4 verses) were published in "Broadside" and "Sing Out!" This
Witmark demo version was short-listed for "The
Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3". Now officially released on "The Bootleg Series Vol.
9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" in Oct 2010 as FAREWELL.
The song was covered under this title in 1963 by Pete Seeger (see albums above) and by British skiffler Lonnie Donegan (see top of page) - the first occurrence of Lonnie's version I have details of is a 1965 album on the Pye Golden Guinea budget label called "The Lonnie Donegan Folk Album" (which is probably a compilation so I'd welcome details of an earlier releases). This version is available on CD on his 1999 compilation "Talking Guitar Blues: The Very Best Of Lonnie Donegan" (Sequel/Castle, 1999, UK), on a 1993 Sequel various artists compilation of Dylan covers "The Songs Of Bob Dylan" (Sequel NEB CD 655), and on the May 2001 release "It Ain't Me, Babe/Zimmerman Framed: The Songs Of Bob Dylan" (Castle Communications CMRCD 261, UK). Thanks to Jean-Pol Hiernaux for information that the Pete Seeger "Little Boxes" album is available by mail order from Smithsonian Folkways as a custom CD, Folkways FH 5302, see . The song is sometimes named wrongly as MY OWN TRUE LOVE
Judy Collins 3, Elektra EKL-243/EKS-7243, 1963 with Judy's recording of the then unreleased Dylan song FAREWELL - scan by David Plentus. "2nd guitar" is Jim McGuinn, later Roger!
Recollections, Elektra EKS 74055, the 1969 retrospective LP by Judy Collins, featuring songs from the "folk era" 1963-65, again including FAREWELL. This album also has covers of the then unreleased TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME and DADDY, YOU'VE BEEN ON MY MIND
Inside Llewyn Davies, Nonesuch Records, USA, Sep 2013, with Bob's version of FAREWELL
|Later version of FARE THEE WELL, out-take from "The Times They Are A-Changin'", recorded Columbia Studios, New York, 6 Aug 1963. The lyrics to the version released on "The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964" in Oct 2010 are on bobdylan.com here, Available as a cover by Judy Collins on her "Judy Collins 3" and "Recollections" Elektra albums, also covered by the Carter Family, the Hillmen, Dion, Dorinda Duncan, Linda Mason and the Golden Gate Strings. Bob's version is now officially released on the soundtrack album of the Coen brothers film "Inside Llewyn Davies", Nonesuch Records, USA, Sep 2013, produced by T-Bone Burnett and the Coen brothers|
Two more Dylan cover albums by female singers that contain the song FAREWELL: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Through The Heart Of A Girl by Dorinda Duncan and How Many Seas by Linda Mason - scans by David Plentus
|Not a misprint for FAREWELL ANGELINA, released on "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3", but the earliest version of FAREWELL, see above, submitted for copyright as an unpublished manuscript only. According to Clinton Heylin (Rain Unravelled Tales II, p 65) FAREWELL PAMILINA had only 3 verses - information on all the FAREWELL name and verse variations from Tim Dunn|
Neville-ization (Black Top/Demon, USA, 1984), on which the Neville Brothers perform FEAR, HATE, ENVY AND JEALOUSY live
Treacherous: A History Of The Neville Brothers (Rhino, USA, 1984) - compilation which includes this song
The Very Best Of The Neville Brothers (Rhino, USA, 1997) - compilation which includes this song
Live At Tipitina's 1982 (Rhino, USA, 1998) - album which includes a live performance of this song
Mardi Gras Party (Rhino, USA, 1999) - 3CD various artist compilation which includes this song performed by the Neville Brothers
|FEAR, HATE, ENVY AND JEALOUSY||Art Neville/Cyril Neville, 1982||N|
|Lyrics of this
song were handed out to extras at the filming of "Hearts Of Fire", Colston
Hall, Bristol, 9 Sep 1986, and it's mentioned on a Dylan web-site as
being a possible Dylan composition. In explanation, Ian Woodward says: "I
was one of those extras at the Colston Hall. Though not visible in the
film, remember that I was paid to see Bob Dylan! Not many can say
that. As for the song, it was performed by Richie Havens ("Pepper" in
the film, I think). It is correct that the extras were given a copy of
the lyrics as I seem to recall we had to sing along. Whatever, I got my
lyric sheet signed by Richie - "To the Wicked Messenger, a friend
forever and ever, Health, peace, love, Richie Havens"."
Interestingly, "Still On The Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008" by Clinton Heylin (2010) repeats the web-site assertion that it might be a Dylan song. In fact the song is by the Neville Brothers, and first appeared on their 1984 Black Top/Demon live album "Neville-ization". It has also appeared on "Treacherous: A History Of The Neville Brothers" (Rhino, 1988) and "The Very Best Of The Neville Brothers" (Rhino, 1997), "Live At Tipitina's 1982" (Rhino, 1998) and the various artists compilation "Mardi Gras Party" (Rhino, 1999). Thanks to "Isis" magazine for reminding me that the "Hearts of Fire" closing titles do indeed credit the song as performed by Richie Havens as Pepper Ward to Art and Cyril Neville.
Thanks to Tenho from Finland, Tim Dunn and Ian Woodward for information
Michel Montecrossa's 2002 Mira Sound Germany album Fieldmouse From Nebraska, featuring this song and nine other "co-compositions"
|FIELDMOUSE FROM NEBRASKA||Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa, 2002||O|
|Like JACK O' DIAMONDS, not strictly a Dylan song, but a written lyric of Bob's 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! Along with BOWLING ALLEY BLUES, the handwritten lyrics can be found on the endpapers of the hardback edition of Bob's 1973 book "Writings & Drawings"|
|FIND ME||Bob Dylan?, 1985||S|
|Previously unknown song possibly recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA, May-Oct 1985.|
|Instrumental recorded during the "Empire Burlesque" sessions at Delta Sound Studios, New York, 26 Jul 1984, also called GROOVIN' AT DELTA|
|THE FIRE STARTER|
|One of the fake titles circulated on the Internet in January 1997 as part of a hoax about a new album to be called "Stormy Season" - see STORMY SEASON for more details|
|FIRST TO SAY GOODBYE||1977||N?|
|Song played solo by Bob for Rob Stoner at the pre "Street-Legal" rehearsals, Rundown Studios, Santa Monica, CA, 26 Dec 1977|
|FIX IT MA||Bob Dylan?, 1978||C|
|Performed at soundcheck, Paris, France, 03 Jul 1978 - it may be an old blues number, but I have no further information|
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes [Various Artists], Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records 2537950140 (USA/Europe) containing the "lost" Dylan song FLORIDA KEY completed by Taylor Goldsmith
|Bob Dylan/Taylor Goldsmith, 1967/2014||Y|
|T-Bone Burnett has produced an album called "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes", released in Nov 2014, consisting of unreleased Bob songs from lyrics unused during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band in Woodstock, New York in 1967, completed by Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. FLORIDA KEY has been completed by Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes|
|FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND||Bob Dylan/(Jacques Levy?), 1975||S|
|Recorded during "Desire" sessions at Columbia Studios, New York, 28-31 Jul 1975 - believed to be in limited circulation. In his book "Still On The Road - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol. 2: 1974-2008" (Constable, 2010), Clinton Heylin says it was also rehearsed at a session in Minneapolis, MN, in Winter 1975 with a local band, Willie Murphy and The Bees|
Michel Montecrossa's 2002 Mira Sound Germany album Light Of Wonder: Michel Montecrossa Sings Françoise Hardy, featuring his Dylan "co-composition" FOR FRANÇOISE HARDY AT THE SEINE'S EDGE
Françoise Hardy with Bob in Paris, picture from Michel Montecrossa's web-site
Michel Montecrossa's 2002 Mira Sound Germany album Fieldmouse From Nebraska, also featuring this song
|FOR FRANÇOISE HARDY AT THE SEINE'S EDGE||Bob Dylan/Michel Montecrossa, 2002||O|
|Like JACK O' DIAMONDS, not strictly a Dylan song, but poem #2 of "Some Other Kind Of Songs..." from the sleeve notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan", set to music without authorisation by Italian "Cyber-rocker" Michel Montecrossa on his Mira Sound Germany album "Light Of Wonder: Michel Montecrossa Sings Françoise Hardy" (Germany, 2002), see - thanks to Peter Gilmer for spotting this item!|
|FOR THE LOVE OF YOU||Bob Dylan/Helena Springs, 1978 or 1979||N?|
|An otherwise unknown entry by Tim Dunn in his book "The Bob Dylan Copyright Files 1962-2007" (AuthorHouse, 2008)|
|FOREVER MY DARLING||Ferdinand Washington/Don Robey, 1983||N?|
|Song recorded during the
"Infidels" sessions at The Power Station, New
York, 26 Apr 1983. Thanks to Gil Walker and Tom Ostoyich for the information that this is
actually a song called PLEDGING MY LOVE, written by Ferdinand
Washington and Don Robey
(the first line is "Forever my darling our love will be true.").
Bob recorded several covers, including THIS WAS MY LOVE by Jim
Harbert, at these sessions as warm-ups, this song was one of the ones
not initially identified.
PLEDGING MY LOVE was originally recorded by Johnny Ace (John Alexander), who shot himself while playing Russian Roulette in his dressing room backstage in Houston, TX, on Christmas Eve, 1954. It was released posthumously as a single in 1955 on the Duke label, becoming his biggest hit. The president of Duke Records was Don Robey, who regularly claimed a writer's credit on the songs he released. PLEDGING MY LOVE by Johnny Ace can be today found on CD on his "Memorial Album", originally released by Duke Records in 1955 and now available as MCAD 31383. Johnny Ace also released in 1954 the original version of NEVER LET ME GO, recorded by Bob in a live version with Joan Baez and the Rolling Thunder Revue, The Forum, Montreal, Canada, 4 Dec 1975, from the Columbia 12" promo EP "4 Songs From "Renaldo And Clara" ", see "Searching For A Gem", 1978.
|FOUR BY FOUR||1990||O|
|Recording session sheet title of 2x2, released on "Under The Red Sky"|
1971 Vertigo single by Ronno with 4TH HOUR OF MY SLEEP, German release
1971 Vertigo single by Ronno, Swedish release
1971 Vertigo single by Ronno, UK promo release
|4TH HOUR OF MY SLEEP||Tucker Zimmerman, 1971|
|Song recorded by Ronno, a band led by Mick Ronson, on the Vertigo label in 1971. Because it's by "Zimmerman" it has been misleading described as being written by Bob Dylan when it has actually nothing to do with Bob at all - the writer was Tucker Zimmerman. Later Mick Ronson was of course part of the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975-76. Thanks to David Plentus for information about this item - for confirmation of authorship, see here|
|FOURTH STREET AFFAIR||1974||O|
|Recording session sheet title of SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE, released on "Blood On The Tracks"|
|FREE MANDELA||Matt Robinson/Bob Dylan/Donald Byrd, 1989||N?|
|Co-composition performed by Daddy Matthew (presumably Matt Robinson) on the Funky Reggae Crew's album "Strictly Hip-Hop Reggae Fusion", Warner Bros Records 1-26011 (USA), 1989. The Dylan content consists of some lyrics from I SHALL BE RELEASED. Donald Byrd is a jazz trumpeter, his involvement may just be a sample of one of his performances|
|This is a hoax song title named in a joke article in the UK magazine "New Musical Express" in the early 70s about a fictitious Dylan Christmas album called "Snow Over Interstate 80". For more details, see my "Snow Over Interstate 80" page.|
|From the New York "Blonde On Blonde" sessions in Dec 1965, this was the title of the first version of VISIONS OF JOHANNA, released on "Blonde On Blonde" - mentioned by Bob at the San Francisco press conference, 03 Dec 1965 as a ten-minute song, although that version remains unreleased|
|THE FROG SONG||1959||H|
|Song from a tape recorded by Ric Kangas in Hibbing, MN, in May 1959, supposedly written by Bob with Clarence "Frogman" Henry-style vocals!|
|FROM PAUL||Bob Dylan?, 1983||N?|
|Song recorded during the "Infidels" sessions at The Power Station, New York, 27 Apr 1983|
|Otherwise unknown song copyrighted by Bob at ASCAP before he left for SESAC in 1997. Thanks to Tim Dunn for the information. Tim Charlton suggests that it could be a mis-spelling of TURKEY CHASE from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid|
|FUR SLIPPERS||Bob Dylan/Tim Drummond, 1981||O|
|Recorded during "Shot Of Love" sessions at United Western Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 02 Apr 1981, short-listed for "The Bootleg Series Vols. 1-3". Covered by B. B. King on the soundtrack of the 1999 CBS TV mini-series "Shake Rattle And Roll" (Uni/MCA records). Thanks to Tim Dunn for the information about a second cover performed by The Crudup Brothers on their album "Franktown Blues", Warehouse Creek Recording Corporation 1206 (USA), re-released 30 Jan 2001, originally released on 30 May 2000. Tim adds "The Crudup Brothers are the sons of Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, he of "That's All Right" fame. Co-writer Tim Drummond plays bass, produced the album and wrote some notes for the album. All he says is: "Also included is a song written by Bob Dylan and myself called 'Fur Slippers'". The 2CD Standard Edition of "The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 - Springtime In New York 1980-1985", released in Sep 2021, contains FUR SLIPPERS, recorded at United Western Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2 Apr 1981|
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