Bob Dylan is a fan of the late bluesman, Blind Willie McTell. We’ve all heard the song Dylan wrote about McTell.
Today I’ve got the official version of McTell’s “Delia,” as sung by Dylan on World Gone Wrong, and a live version too from 1992.
“Delia” is an incredible song, and the way Dylan sings in on “World Gone Wrong” is heartbreaking.
I’ve also included a beautiful version of “Delia” performed by Jolie Holland, who also happens to be a huge Dylan fan. I executive-produced this video when I was Editor in Chief of MOG.
And I’ve got two versions of “Delia” by McTell himself.
Bob Dylan, “Delia,” off World Gone Wrong:
Bob Dylan, “Delia” Sydney, April 15th 1992:
Jolie Holland, “Delia,” live in her New York apartment:
Blind Willie McTell, “Delia” early version:
Blind Willie McTell, “Delia” 1949 version:
Finally, Bob Dylan’s own composition, “Blind Willie McTell”:
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