Alan Lomax, first to collect the song, indescribed it as a "blues" that was "a dirge for a dead comrade. The earliest known version of the song is titled " Shorty George " Roud The professional singer who first picked up the song from the Library of Congress recordings was Rolf Cahn.
Bob Dylan picked up the song from the Cahn recording and made some changes to the song when he recorded it for his first album on November 20, However, Dylan's recording was not included in the album. It did show up on various Dylan bootleg albums which received wide distribution soon thereafter. That recording of the song eventually had its official issuance in on volume 1 of Columbia Records ' Dylan Bootleg Series.
Kennedy was assassinated. I suppose you could say it's one of the earliest Byrds songs. The arrangement used was as I'd always sung The Anglians - A Friend Of Mine. I just thought The Anglians - A Friend Of Mine was a good idea to include it on the Turn! Following its appearance on the band's second album, the song would go on to become a staple of The Byrds' live concert repertoire, until their final disbandment in A rare Bluegrass treatment of the song.
The Rhythm (Follow Me Intro The Rhythm Mix) - DJ Gio - Rhythm Singersa five-piece folk group, released a version of the song that reached on the Billboard charts in December The Grateful Dead commonly performed a song called "He Was a Friend of Mine" during live concerts between andbut that song was in fact based on the Mark Spoelstra song, "Just a Hand to Hold".
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