Jeff Buckley, Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, and more.. cover Dylan’s “Farewell, Angelina”

Farewell Angelina
The bells of the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound

Dylan attempted to record “Farewell, Angelina” only once, during the first session for his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home on January 13, 1965. Dylan’s one recording of the song was eventually issued in 1991 on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 and again on The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966.

Rosanne Cash

The triangle tingles
And the trumpets play slow
Farewell Angelina
The sky is on fire
And I must go


Stockholm 24 August 2016

John Mellencamp

There’s no need for anger
There’s no need for blame
There’s nothing to prove
Ev’rything’s still the same


Live In Bellmont Mall Studios (1997)

Jeff Buckley

Just a table standing empty
By the edge of the sea
Farewell Angelina
The sky is trembling
And I must leave


Live at WFMU in East Orange New Jersey on Saturday Nov. 10th 1991

Tim & Mollie O’Brien

The jacks and the queens
Have forsaked the courtyard
Fifty-two gypsies
Now file past the guards


Live at McCabe’s 2012

and…

Joan Baez

See the cross-eyed pirates sitting
Perched in the sun
Shooting tin cans
With a sawed-off shotgun


From the album “Farewell, Angelina” (1965)

3 thoughts on “Jeff Buckley, Rosanne Cash, John Mellencamp, and more.. cover Dylan’s “Farewell, Angelina”

    1. Well, you just did… joking aside, we agree with you. 🙂 That is not the point of the post, it is frankly to honor a tradition of singing other songwriter’s songs. A tradition that Bob Dylan wholeheartedly embraces.

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