Mudcat Café message #2494910 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70398   Message #2494910
Posted By: GUEST,maple_leaf_boy
15-Nov-08 - 11:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
This is what it says on that page:

Listed as No. 4 in "The Ten Worst Dylanesque Songwriting Ripoffs," in Jimmy Guterman & Owen O'Donnell, The Worst Rock n' Roll Records of All Time, New York, 1991, p. 97.

These fellows Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell obviously don't know
what they're talking about.

Johnny wrote thus tune based around the Dylan song "Don't Think Twice,
It's Alright. You can hear the similarities in the melody, but there
are distinct difference.
The lyrics have a different perspective than the Dylan song, which
inspired it.
He of course asked Dylan permission if the song was going to sound
similar. He wouldn't rip off his friend.

As for the Worst Rock and Roll Records Of All Time: This is an
amazing song. The lyrics, the horns, and the slide guitar in it.
I just love it. I'm glad that other people play this song, also.