The Joan Baez version – two learning points

My first learning point is that Joan Baez sang this as early as 1960.

When she performed it the Royal Festival Hall I simply – and mistakenly – heard it as an acoustic version of a song I know and love. So when I found this rendition the video content was unexpected to say the least. I then re-tuned my ears and discovered that this is actually sung from the perspective of a woman led into a life of degradation

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