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Don't Think Twice It's All Right

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(Dylan)

Information:
Bob Dylan wrote and recorded Don't Think Twice It's All Right in 1963 for his LP The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan (Columbia CL-1986). Later in 1963 the song served as the flip side to his single Blowin' In The Wind (Columbia 42856). Don't Think Twice It's All Right was based on the traditional folk tune Who'll Buy Your Chickens When I'm Gone. Peter, Paul and Mary had a #9 hit with their recording of the song (Warner Bros. 5385) in late 1963. Three years later, the Wonder Who (actually the Four Seasons) reached #12 with their version (Phillips 40324).

Elvis's version of Don't Think Twice It's All Right was the result of a 15-minute jam session at RCA's Nashville studios on May 16, 1971. An edited version (2 minutes, 45 seconds) appeared on the LP Elvis. Two other, longer versions have appeared on record, but the entire 15 minutes have not yet been released.

 

Lyrics:

 

2. There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now
There ain't no use to sit and wonder why babe
If you don't know by now

1. When the rooster crows at the break of dawn

Well look out your window baby I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm movin' on
Yeah, don't think twice it's all right

3. I've headed down that long lonesome road, girl
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
So I'll say Fare thee well

4. I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I, I don't mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Oh, Don't think twice it's all right

Take it on

1. 2. 1. 3. 4. (repeat)

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1. 3. (repeat)


I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don't mind
Yeah, you're the reason I'm travellin' on
Oh don't think twice it's all right

Take it on
Where I'm bound I can't tell
Goodbye is too good a word girl
So I'll say Fare thee well

 
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the LP Elvis Fool 
 
LPs/CDs:
- Elvis Fool (1973)
 Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 2 (1979) 
- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) 

- Walk A Mile in My Shoes The Essential 60s Masters (1995)

- Elvis Now (2010) - FTD

- Elvis (Fool) (2010) - FTD

- Our Memories of Elvis, Volume 1, 2 & 3 (2012) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Behind Closed Doors (1979) - Audifon Records

- The Entertainer (1978) - Rooster Record Company

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