Bob Dylan – Blue Moon and Blues Yodel – 1958 Bucklen Tape


After Blue Moon:
Dylan: Yeah, ah, Ricky Nelson. Now Ricky Nelson’s another one of these guys. See Ricky Nelson, Ricky Nelson –
Bucklen: Ricky Nelson is out of the question.
Dylan: Well he copies Elvis Presley! Yeaah, it’s perfectly…
Bucklen: He can’t do like Elvis Presley.
Dylan: Well he can’t sing at all, Ricky Nelson. So we may as well forget him. See I mean – I mean, ya know when you hear music like The Diamonds. For instance The Diamonds are really cool, they’re out on the street really popular, really record [?], you know. So they’re popular big stars but where, where do they get all the songs? You know they get all their songs, they get all their songs from little groups. They copy all the little groups. Same thing with Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley, who did he copy? He copied Clyde McPhatter, he copied Little Richard, …
Bucklen: Wait a minute, wait a minute!
Dylan: …he copied the Drifters
Bucklen: Wait a minute, name, name, name four songs that Elvis Presley’s copied from those, from those little groups.
Dylan: He copied all the Richard songs –
Bucklen: Like what? –
Dylan: “Rip It Up”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Ready Teddy”, err … what’s the other one…
Bucklen: “Money Honey”?
Dylan: No, “Money Honey” he copied from Clyde McPhatter. He copied “I Was The One ” – he copied that from the Coasters. He copied, ahhh, “I Got A Woman” from Ray Charles.
Bucklen: Er… listen, that song was written for him.



Blue moon, you saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own.

Blue moon, you knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayet for someone I really could care for.

And suddenly there appeared before me the only one my arms could ever hold
I heard someone whisper, “Please, adore me”
And when I looked my moon had turned to gold.

Blue moon, now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart, without a love of my own
Without a love of my own.


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