by Tony Attwood
Aaron Galbraith, who has provided us with so many Dylan songs that I’ve missed in the past has found this previously unreviewed Dylan original from 1959… As he says, “I believe the writing of this may even predate When I Got Troubles…”
Aaron has also provided his take on the lyrics for which I am very grateful…
Well I got a new girl She says she’s my one But my new girl she won’t come home Come on now baby say you’ll be mine always And I’ll be your one for eternity Come on little doll little Take a little, give a little love Come on little doll little Take a little, give a little love Well I got a new girl She says she’s my one But my new girl she won’t come home Come on now baby say you’ll be mine always And I’ll be your one for eternity
The track was recorded by Ric Kangas, a high school friend of Dylan’s, in 1959. Today Kangas still has (or has auctioned off, depending on which web site you read) a recording with four songs where Dylan is heard either on guitar or vocal.
The song is listed in Heylin’s collection, and it is the fourth Dylan song he lists following, “Song to Brigit” (a song no one has heard but which was mentioned by Dylan when talking to Izzy Young in 1961), “Big Black Train” (possibly co-written with Monte Edwardson, in 1957 or 1958), “Hey Little Richard” and “When I got troubles” also known as “Teen Love Serenade.”
Heylin dismisses the song as Dylan doing an impression of Clarence Frogman Henry, which makes me think Heylin did not listen to the song, which he calls a standard teen wish fulfilment song – which is probably correct.
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