- Original title was "Talkin' John Birch Society Blues"
- First copyright date: 1970-11-12
- This song is about the John Birch Society, a social organization which, at the time, was lending support to McCarthy's communist hunt.
- On May 12, 1963, Dylan was scheduled to appear on the Ed Sullivan show. He planned to perform this song. When Dylan showed up for the show, CBS executives ordered him to play anything other than this song. Dylan refused, and left rather than perform on the show.
|lyricist and composer:||Bob Dylan (in 1962)|
Special Rider Music (from 1970 to present)