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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

(Bob Dylan)

From the album: The Freewheelin' (1963)
 Classic   B-side  

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roger Because this song is the one we all want to sing to a lover who just doesn't quite fit our needs. "I could give you a thousand reasons, but don't think twice, it's alright". May 20, 2011
John I think this is in the top 5 of Dylan's song. It's not angry, it's resigned, (the girl dropped him!) I always thought the rooster crowing at the break of dawn was her new love. But Dylan always writes from another era so it probably is a real rooster. Apr 29, 2008
Bill Cohen This was an angry goodbye song to Suze Rotolo, his first real girlfriend. He says "Goodby is too good a word babe, so I'll just wish you "FAIR" thee well. The sarcasm was the only way a wordsmith like Dylan expresses his anger. Suze's mother was a hard boiled Italian New Yorker. She is quoted as calling Dylan a "twerp". She did not believe his stories about where he came from etc. She didn't want her daughter being involved with Jewish kid from nowhere, and with no future. The breakup was agony for Dylan who had already told everyone about his girlfriend, and had her on the cover cover of his album. There are other songs about Suzie, her mother and her sister who were responsible for the demise of Dylan' first love relationship. Dylan, after a while moved on to a very intense relationship with Joan Baez, and Suze became history. Dylan can take punishment, but just keeps moving on. May 08, 2006
dogsandclogs I've quoted this song in a letter to a former live in boyfriend upon packing my vanagon and moving to CA, specifically "look out you're window, and I'll be gone. Youre the reason I'm traveling on. Don't think twice its allright. This song is so reassuring and poignant. May 06, 2006
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Don't Think Twice, It's All Right appears on these albums
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1963 The Freewheelin'
1971 Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
1974 Before The Flood
1979 At Budokan
1997 The Best of Bob Dylan
2000 The Essential Bob Dylan
2004 The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 - Live 1964
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