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Dylan covered their Blood in My Eyes on his stellar World Gone Wrong recording. Big Joe Turner, who gets a name check in Dylan’s High Water, a song from his 2001 release Love and Theft, had a hit version of the song in 1956.
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While writing his version, Dylan borrowed from Robert Johnson songs, specifically Hellhound on my Trail, 32-20 Blues, and Kind-Hearted Woman Blues. Todd Harvey notes that Dylan changed the song structure from the conventional four-line ballad form to the six line blues form.
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Dylan says that he never learned the older version of the song but just used what he had heard on the radio. It a nice, understated song that fits in well with the rest of the album.