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Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance

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3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Todd Harvey points out that Dylan’s performance of Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance sounds much like his cover of Jesse Fuller’s “You’re No Good” on the first album. Dylan biographer Robert Shelton also mentions the similarity.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Dylan probably was  influenced by a version done by Henry Thomas that was included on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, a highly influential collection not only for Dylan but for the entire folk community in the sixties. (Dylan downplays its significance in an interview he did with Rolling Stone in November, 2001.)

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6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Henry “Ragtime” Thomas was born in 1874 in Texas. His parents were ex-slaves. His career pre-dates the blues and, according to Paul Oliver in The New Blackwell Guide to the Blues, some of his songs, including Honey, came from the old minstrel/ medicine shows. Oliver writes that Thomas is the oldest African-American singer to be recorded.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Thomas was a songster, meaning he was capable of playing many musical forms, including county tunes, spirituals, popular standards, reels, dance songs, and others. He took up the blues – quite successfully – when that form became popular.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Interesting trivia: Thomas’s Bull Doze Blues was borrowed by Canned Heat for their hit Going Up the Country.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Bluegrass greats Flatt and Scruggs covered Honey.

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11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Scruggs was one of the few country/bluegrass musicians who protested against the Vietnam war.

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15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 Lyrics

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 Honey, just allow me one more chance
To get along with you.
Honey, just allow me one more chance,
Ah’ll do anything with you.
Well, I’m a-walkin’ down the road
With my head in my hand,
I’m lookin’ for a woman
Needs a worried man.
Just-a one kind favor I ask you,
‘Low me just-a one more chance.

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 Honey, just allow me one more chance
To ride your aeroplane.
Honey, just allow me one more chance
To ride your passenger train.
Well, I’ve been lookin’ all over
For a gal like you,
I can’t find nobody
So you’ll have to do.
Just-a one kind favor I ask you,
‘Low me just-a one more chance.

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Honey, just allow me one more chance
To get along with you.
Honey, just allow me one more chance,
Ah’ll do anything with you.
Well, lookin’ for a woman
That ain’t got no man,
Is just lookin’ for a needle
That is lost in the sand.
Just-a one kind favor I ask you,
‘Low me just-a one more chance.

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