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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

Background information
Birth name Robert Allen Zimmerman
Born May 24, 1941
Born place Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1961—present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Asylum Records
Associated acts Traveling Wilburys
The Band
Grateful Dead
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Bob Dylan Poem Not Written By Him

May 21, 2009
Bob Dylan Poem Not Written By HimA poem about a dead dog - attributed to Bob Dylan - was really penned by late Canadian country singer Hank Snow.

The verse, thought to have been written by a 16-year-old Dylan in 1957, was due to go under the hammer in New York on June 23 - with an expected sale price of $15,000.

Called Little Buddy, it read, "Broken hearted and so sad/Big blue eyes all covered with tears/Was a picture of sorrow to see/Kneeling close to the side/Of his pal and only pride/A little lad, these words he told me."

But bosses at auction house Christie's have discovered Dylan's words are in fact "a revised version of lyrics of a Hank Snow song".

The poem will still be auctioned - along with a collection of Dylan memorabilia - and auctioneers expect it will still fetch hundreds of dollars, because it "remains among the earliest known handwritten lyrics of Bob Dylan".

(by Daniel Melia)

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