October 11

An Epic Performance By Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan

“Girl from the North Country”

In 1963, Bob Dylan released his song “Girl from the North Country.” Dylan took a trip to England for the first time, and while he was there, he was inspired by old English songs. His trip to England became an inspiration for him to write his song “Girl from the North Country.” A line from Dylan’s song was taken from the song “Scarborough Fair.”

“Remember me to one who lives there/She once was a true love of mine.”

Many people wonder who the girl is in Dylan’s song. Some believed that it was written for his ex-girlfriend Echo Helstrom. Others think that it was meant for Bonnie Beecher. Moreover, some speculated that it was Dylan’s girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. However, no one knows to whom Dylan dedicated the song.

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan Album

“Girl from the North Country” is one of Bob Dylan’s song from his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. His song did not enter the Billboard chart but his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan reached No. 22 on the Billboard 200. Moreover, his album placed at No. 1 on the UK chart. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album was Platinum-certified in the US.

Cover Versions

This classic folk song by Bob Dylan has been covered numerous times by different artists. Artists such as Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell, Rosanne Cash, Rod Stewart, and many more recorded a version of Dylan’s song.

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan

An epic collaboration between Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan occurred in 1969. Dylan re-recorded his song “Girl from the North Country” for his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline. The song became an epic single because it was a collaboration between two legendary singers. For the second time around the song was still unable to enter the Billboard chart. However, Dylan’s album secured the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Here is the amazing collaboration of two legends Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g77wH68dFC8

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