About Inbox


Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 13:38:17
Subject: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Suede Shoes
From: simonsaysthis@omphalos.com
To: skipvskip@hotmail.com


Dylan in 1965, from the liner notes to Bringing It All Back Home:

"i would not want t' be bach. mozart. tolstoy. joe hill. gertrude stein or james dean/they are all dead. the Great books've been written. the Great sayings have all been said”

Which album included "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Fall 1955

Johnny Cash joins Carl Perkins for a show in Amory, Mississippi. He suggests that Carl write a song based on a saying he had heard in the chow line while he was in the service, "Don't step on my blue suede shoes."

A few nights later Perkins is playing in Jackson, Tennessee, when he sees a dancer in the crowd trying to keep his girlfriend away from his new blue suede shoes. At 3AM, Perkins wakes, goes downstairs and writes the lyrics in pencil on an empty potato bag. Suede is spelled swaed.