Annotation

Work status:

  • Lyrics were first published in Broadside #33.
  • First copyright date: 1963-11-05
  • Copyright renewed in 1991

Trivia:

  • This song is about Medgar Evers a field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi who was shot and killed on June 12, 1963.
Annotation last modified on 2012-01-08 23:08 UTC.

Relationships

lyricist and composer:Bob Dylan (in 1963-06)
publisher:Warner/Chappell (from 1963 until 1991)
Special Rider Music (from 1991 to present)
lyrics page:https://genius.com/Bob-dylan-only-a-pawn-in-their-game-lyrics [info]

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1963-07-30Only a Pawn in Their Game (Songs of Freedom, WNEW TV Studios, 7-30-63)liveBob Dylan3:35
1963-08-28Only a Pawn in Their Game (Lincoln Memorial, March on Washington, 8-28-63)liveBob Dylan3:21
1963-10-26Only a Pawn in Their Game (Carnegie Hall, 10-26-63)liveBob Dylan3:53
Only a Pawn in Their GameBob Dylan5:47
Only a Pawn in Their GameliveBob Dylan4:28
Only a Pawn in Their Game (original mono studio mix)Bob Dylan3:33
Only a Pawn in Their GameBob Dylan3:35
Only a Pawn in Their GamecoverMorrissey3:46
Only a Pawn in Their GameBob Dylan4:53
Only a Pawn in Their Game ("Original Mono Recordings" remix)Bob Dylan3:33
Only a Pawn in Their Game (1963-08-28: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA)Bob Dylan?:??
Only a Pawn in Their Game (original stereo studio mix)Bob Dylan3:33
Only a Pawn in Their Game (stereo remix)Bob Dylan3:33
Only a Pawn in Their Game (fragment) (1963-08-28: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA)partialBob Dylan?:??