For anyone who thinks Dylan couldn't sing, here, I do believe, is one of the finest vocals ever recorded.
From Wikipedia-Pretty Saro(Roud417) is an Englishfolk balladoriginating in the early 1700s.The song died out inEnglandby the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered inNorth Americain the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in theAppalachian Mountainsthrough oral traditions.The work ofCecil Sharpis credited for keeping songs such as Pretty Saro and others, alive well into modern times.
During his Self Portrait sessions in March 1970 at Columbia Records' New York studio, Bob Dylan ran through "Pretty Saro" six consecutive times. While none of those versions made the final cut for the album, the song remained in Columbia's vault, until it was released on Another Self Portrait, a 35-track box set of songs cut for Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning.
Excitement is a building for the new bootleg 65-66 release this Friday seehere -new video below!