Down Along the Cove

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"Down Along the Cove"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album John Wesley Harding
Released December 27, 1967
Recorded November 29, 1967
Genre Country rock
Length 2:23
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Bob Dylan
Producer(s) Bob Johnston[1]
John Wesley Harding track listing

"Down Along the Cove" is a song written and originally performed by Bob Dylan for his album John Wesley Harding. Dylan recorded the song in one take at Columbia's Studio A, Nashville, on November 29, 1967.[2]

Structure and instrumentation[edit]

"Down Along the Cove" features minimal instrumentation and a 12-bar country blues style. The song includes Bob Dylan on piano and Peter Drake on pedal steel guitar.[3]

Live performances[edit]

Dylan debuted this song at the EMU Ballroom on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon on June 14, 1999.[4] Dylan performed the song with some regularity beginning in 2003 until the song's last live performance to date in Rome, Italy on June 16, 2006.

Cover versions[edit]

"Down Along the Cove" has been covered several times. British folk artist Davey Graham covered the song on his 1969 album, Hat, and Georgie Fame also recorded the song in late 1970s. His version appears on the compilation record Somebody Stole My Summer. The song was also covered by Johnny Jenkins on his critically acclaimed and influential electric blues album Ton-Ton Macoute! in 1970.[5]


  1. ^ Bob Johnston interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1970)
  2. ^ Bjorner. "Ain't Going Nowhere: Bob Dylan's 1967 Calendar". Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ Thomas Ward. "Down Along the Cove". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  4. ^ Bjorner. "Euguene Oregon (June 14, 1999)". Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  5. ^ Crispell. "Down Along the Cove". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 

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