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Comment: I had heard years ago that Bob Dylan and Ian Tyson were doing an
open mike at one of New York City's folk clubs and discussed current songs
they were writing. They discovered they were both writing songs with
lyrics relating to 'wind'in them. Dylan's was ready and debuted "Blowin In
The Wind" that night and a couple of nights later Ian
Tyson debuted "Four Strong Winds". True or False?

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The original versions of each song were released at about the same time, and I think Ian and Sylvia came to New York at around the same time Dylan did. They even recorded a Dylan song that he didn't release himself, "Tomorrow Is A Long Time." So it could be true, but I've never heard that one before.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ramblin' Dave, quietly making noise:
They even recorded a Dylan song that he didn't release himself, "Tomorrow Is A Long Time."

It's on Greatest Hits, Vol. 2.

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I meant he didn't release it at the time, but you're right, he did eventually put it out.


ETA: I remembered something else. In the liner notes to the album on which their version of "Tomorrow..." appears (it's either Four Strong Winds or Northern Journey, I can't recall which offhand), Tyson refers to "Bob" by his first name. That might suggest that they knew each other, although you mostly hear people who really do know Dylan personally refer to him as "Bobby", or at least they did back then.

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Swept away by my feelings, ashamed and confused
But just now it's enough to be walking with you
Let the mystery play as it will! -Lui Collins

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[slight hijack]When Radio 1 did their show of 50 Tracks Canada, the number 1 Canadian song was voted to be "Four Strong Winds"[/hijack]

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[hijack continued] TwoGuys, you wouldn't know where I could get a list of all 50 tracks, would you? I like that song a lot and would be interested in seeing what it beat out.[/hijack]

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Absolument!

50 Tracks the CanCon Edition

Radio 1's original 50 Tracks

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