Don't Think Twice It's All Right

from by The Vocal Chords (feat. The Cud Chewing Cows)

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Composer: Bob Dylan
Inspired by the Peter, Paul and Mary version

"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" was composed by Bob Dylan in 1962 and has been covered by Peter, Paul and Mary (1963), Dick and Dee Dee, Bobby Darin, Dolly Parton, The Seekers, John Anderson, Randy Travis, Arnaldo Baptista, The Georgia Satellites, Cher, Melanie, Kesha, Johnny Cash, Ed Sheeran, Bobby Bare, Jackie DeShannon, Davey Graham, Odetta, Ralph McTell, Rory Gallagher, Stone the Crows, Heinz, Elvis Presley, Burl Ives, Waylon Jennings, Flatt and Scruggs, Steve Young, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jerry Reed, Joan Baez (who, in addition to covering it herself, also recorded it as a trio with the Indigo Girls), Brett Dennen and Ted Lennon, Joshua Radin, Doc Watson, The Waifs, Vonda Shepard, John Martyn, Metric, Elliott Smith, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner & Mark McCabe, Nick Drake, Sandi Thom, Susan Tedeschi, Emily Haines, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Boris Grebenshchikov, Jackie Greene, Bryan Ferry, Julie Felix, Wolfgang Ambros, Arlo Guthrie, Tristan Prettyman, Bree Sharp, Gavin Castleton, The Folkswingers, O.A.R. with Matt Nathanson and Mike Ness, The Kingston Trio, David Wiffen, Billy Paul, guitarist Lenny Breau, Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Montbleau, John Mayer, The Allman Brothers Band, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Cock Robin, Gregory and the Hawk, Barbara Dickson, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Nick Takenobu Ogawa. The Peter, Paul and Mary cover was the definitive single, reaching #9 pop Billboard Hot 100, #2 easy listening on Billboard's charts.

Johnny Cash adapted portions of the song into his own single "Understand Your Man".

The Four Seasons released a cover of the song as a single in 1965 (with the title "Don't Think Twice") under the pseudonym The Wonder Who? Their "joke" version reached the #12 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and eventually sold one million copies.

Hugues Aufray, a French singer and friend of Bob Dylan, recorded a French version entitled "N'y pense plus, tout est bien," in 1964.

Lill Lindfors, a Swedish singer, recorded the song in Swedish as Låt mej va' - de e' bra for her 1967 album Du är den ende.

Steel Train recorded a studio version of the song for a Bob Dylan tribute compilation released on Drive Thru Records in 2005, with distinct, intricate guitar melodies and lush instrumentation. They continued to perform the song live while on tour that following year.

Fashawn's "Samsonite Man" features a heavy sampling of Billy Paul's version.
Eric Clapton's version appears on the 1993 live Dylan tribute album The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration.

Diablo Cody sang the song on an episode of her web-series "Red Band Trailer."
Electropop singer Kesha has recorded a version for the 2012 compilation album Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.

Dolly Parton's version of the song appears on her 2014 studio album Blue Smoke.
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson's version appears on their 2015 album Django and Jimmie.

Source: Wikipedia -,_It%27s_All_Right

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It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe,
It don't matter, anyhow.
And it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe,
If you don't know by now.
When the rooster crows at the break of dawn,
Look out your window and I'll be gone
You're the reason I'm travelin' on,
but Don't think twice it's all right.

It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe,
Light I never know'd
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe,
I'm on the dark side of the road.
Still I wish there-were somethin' - you would do or say
To try and make me change my mind and stay,
We never did too much talkin' anyway,
so Don't think twice it's all right.

I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe,
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
(but) goodbye is too good a word gal,
So I'll just say "fair-thee-well"
I ain't saying you treated me unkind,
You could uhv done better, but I don't mind
You just sorta wasted my precious time,
but Don't think twice it's all right.

It ain't no use in callin' out my name gal,
Like you never did before
It ain't no use in callin' out my name gal,
I can't hear you anymore.
I'm a thinkin' and a wonderin' all the way down the road
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told,
I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul,
Don't think twice it's all right.


from Butter Love, released July 10, 2016
The Vocal Chords (feat. The Cud Chewing Cows)



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Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Peter and Gordon, The Shadows, The Drifters, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Peter Paul and Mary, Lambert Hendricks and Ross, Nina Simone, Louis, Ella, The Kingston Trio, The Mamas and the Papas, The Seekers and many others are inspiration for our sound
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