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Johnhenry'shammer Origins: He Was a Friend of Mine (34) Origins: He Was a Friend of Mine 16 Dec 06


The origins to this song are very disputed and I just realized that there's no thread to discuss them. The story I've heard is that this was a Dylan song that he would perform at the Gaslight in the early 60's. Van Ronk, emcee at the Gaslight at the time, heard it and liked it and then recorded it making it the first Bob Dylan song to ever be commercially recorded. I've heard a few other stories and I was wondering what you all had to say...


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