Early Dylan Poem On The Block

28298781-28298786-slargeI’ve been hearing so much about Bob Dylan (pictured) lately. I sort of forgot that he was still recording until the hype about “Together Through Life” erupted and the name of my dad’s favorite singer/songwriter was on every entertainment news website I stumbled upon. Flipping back half a century to the teen days of Bobby Zimmerman, as he was known then, a new Dylan poem has been unearthed and is on the auction block. The poem represents the earliest handwritten lyrics that Dylan penned. The poem, entitle “Little Buddy”, is the lament of a boy for his dead dog. The full poem, which you can read here, is remarkably heartfelt and real for such a young boy, although it is revealed in a statement by Christie’s, who is handling the auction, that the lyrics are adapted from a Hank Snow song. We all have to start somewhere, though, and I think Dylan has made enough of a creative mark to forgive some early piracy.

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