Jack o’ Diamonds (Bob Dylan version)

~ Song


This song was written for a BBC drama titled "The Man Without Papers". The BBC's "Radio Times" originally claimed, in 1965, that this song had been written by Bob Dylan especially for Ben Carruthers. In reality, this song used 2 poems from the liner notes of "Another Side Of Bob Dylan" (Poem #4 by Dylan and Poem #5: "Go Joshua Go" by Ben Carruthers) as the lyrics for the song. Both poems were used by Troy Kennedy Martin without authorization.

There has also been a fake Dylan song distributed using this title, on the faked "Pittsburgh Radio Tape".

Annotation last modified on 2011-12-18 00:44 UTC.


lyricist:Ben Carruthers
Bob Dylan
composer:Troy Kennedy Martin
version of:Jack o’ Diamonds


1968-06-18Jack o’ Diamonds (live, 1968-06-18: Maida Vale Studios: Studio 4, London, UK)cover and liveFairport Convention3:12
1997-08-08Jack o’ Diamonds (live, 1997-08-08: Home Farm, Cropredy, UK)cover and liveFairport Convention3:37
2002-08-09Jack o’ Diamonds (live, 2002-08-09: Home Farm, Cropredy, UK)cover and liveFairport Convention4:10
2003-11-06 – 2004-03-25Jack o’ Diamonds (live, 2003/2004: USA)cover and liveRichard Thompson3:36
Jack o’ DiamondsFairport Convention3:31
Jack o’ DiamondscoverFairport Convention3:31