Work status:

  • First copyright date: 1962-05-07
  • Copyright renewed in 1990
  • The lyrics for this song were part of the "MacKenzie papers".
  • The lyrics to this song were first published in Isis #44.
  • This is one of the songs Bob Dylan listed in 1962 as his 'repertoire'. It has been suggested that this list was either a potential album tracklist, if he'd had a record deal at the time, or else a list of the songs to be played for John Hammond at an informal audition on or about 1962-09-10:

                 1. Dope Fiend Robber
                 2. Talking Bear Mt. (later retitled "Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues")
                 3. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Blues
                 4. Over the Road I’m Bound To Go (later retitled "Sally Gal")
                 5. California Brown Eyed Baby
                 6. I Hear a Train A'Rolling
                 7. Rocking Chair
                      * An earlier version of the list shows B.U.P. instead of Rocking Chair.
                 8. Old Man (John Doe) (later retitled "Man on the Street")
                 9. Get Where I’m Going (aka I’ll Get Where I’m Going Some Day)
                 10. Woody’s Song (later retitled "Song to Woody")
                 11. Talking New York Town (later retitled "Talkin' New York")
                 12. Great Chicagonian

Annotation last modified on 2012-01-08 04:12 UTC.


lyricist and composer:Bob Dylan (in 1961)
publisher:Duchess Music Corporation (from 1962 until 1964)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (from 1964 to present)
lyrics page: [info]
Wikidata:Q2656706 [info]


1961-11-04Talkin' New York (live, 1961-11-04: Carnegie Chapter Hall, New York City, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan3:41
1961-11-20Talkin’ New York (original mono studio mix)Bob Dylan3:19
1961-11-20 – 1961-11-22Takin' New YorkBob Dylan3:17
1961-11-20 – 1961-11-22Talkin’ New York (officially released stereo studio recording)Bob Dylan3:19
1962-04-16Talkin' New YorkliveBob Dylan4:27
1963-04-12Talkin' New York (NYC Town Hall, 4-12-63)liveBob Dylan?:??
Takin’ New YorkBob Dylan3:20
Talkin' New YorkBob Dylan?:??
Talkin' New York (live, 1963-03-28: Bob Fass Radio Show, WBAI-FM, New York City, NY, USA)Bob Dylan3:22
Talkin' New York (1963-04-12: Town Hall, New York City, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan3:58
Talkin' New YorkBob Dylan3:18
Talkin' New YorkBob Dylan3:22
Talkin' New YorkBob Dylan3:20
Talkin' New York (Folklore Center)liveBob Dylan?:??
Talkin’ New YorkBob Dylan3:19
Talkin’ New YorkBob Dylan3:16
Talkin’ New YorkBob Dylan3:20
Talkin’ New YorkliveBob Dylan?:??
Talkin’ New York (Gerde’s Folk City)liveBob Dylan?:??