Patti Smith picks Dylan.

Was reading RollingStone this morning and took a look at 50 artists choosing playlists. I’m always interested in listening to music that other musicians find essential or important. I’ve often found the selections that Patti Smith has made for her covers very interesting. So when she selected love songs by Bob Dylan I had to check them out and see if I feel the same way about her selections. Several topped my list at the start Boots of Spanish Leather, Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, and Visions of Johanna. So now I’m on my way to rediscover these other songs in her list and share them.

I’m also looking for videos to share. Strangely almost all of the versions I could find of this song were in China. Piracy maybe?

You can also listen at Dylans site. Just click on the song title below.

I have a new found affection for:

One Too Many Mornings 1964

Down the street the dogs are barkin’
And the day is a-gettin’ dark
As the night comes in a-fallin’
The dogs’ll lose their bark
An’ the silent night will shatter
From the sounds inside my mind
For I’m one too many mornings
And a thousand miles behind

From the crossroads of my doorstep
My eyes they start to fade
As I turn my head back to the room
Where my love and I have laid
An’ I gaze back to the street
The sidewalk and the sign
And I’m one too many mornings
An’ a thousand miles behind

It’s a restless hungry feeling
That don’t mean no one no good
When ev’rything I’m a-sayin’
You can say it just as good.
You’re right from your side
I’m right from mine
We’re both just one too many mornings
An’ a thousand miles behind