Annotation

Work status:

  • Originally titled "Old Man (John Doe)"
  • First copyright date: 1962-05-07
  • The lyrics for this song were part of the "MacKenzie papers".
  • 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.

Relationships

lyricist and composer:Bob Dylan (in 1961)
publisher:Songs of Universal, Inc.
Universal MCA Music Publishing (US film music publisher)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1961-09-06Man on the Street (live, 1961-09-06: Gaslight Café, New York)liveBob Dylan2:22
1961-11-04Man on the Street (live, 1961-11-04: Carnegie Chapter Hall, New York City, NY, USA)liveBob Dylan2:53
Man on the Street (1962-01-xx: Leeds Music studio session)Bob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetBob Dylan1:30
Man on the StreetBob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetliveBob Dylan2:28
Man on the StreetliveBob Dylan2:32
Man on the StreetBob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetBob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetBob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetBob Dylan1:30
Man on the StreetBob Dylan2:27
Man on the StreetBob Dylan?:??
Man on the StreetBob Dylan1:56
Man on the StreetliveBob Dylan2:27
Man on the StreetBob Dylan1:35
Man on the Street (False Start)partialBob Dylan1:06
Man on the Street (fragment)partialBob Dylan1:07
Man on the Street (take 2)Bob Dylan?:??