One of the songs I've been pounding away relentlessly on in my effort to perfect(?) my delivery of it is Bob Dylan's 1962 rendition of 'Don't Think Twice, It's Alright'. During my casual research of the song's roots, I found that it was a 'borrowed' melody from earlier music penned by someone else, and that it had a rather amusing title. "The melody is based on the public domain traditional song "Who's Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I'm Gone", which was taught to Dylan by folksinger Paul Clayton, who had used it in his song "Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone?" As well as the melody, a couple of lines were taken from Clayton's "Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone?", which was recorded in 1960, two years before Dylan wrote "Don't Think Twice". Lines taken word-for-word or slightly altered from the Clayton song are, "T'ain't no use to sit and wonder why, darlin'," and, "So I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road." On the first release of the song, instead of "So I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road babe, where I'm bound, I can't tell" Dylan sings "So long, honey babe, where I'm bound, I can't tell". The lyrics were changed when Dylan performed live versions of the song and on cover versions recorded by other artists." Strange stuff, but knowing this sort of thing could help provide an amusing trivia introduction to the song before performing it.