Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance

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"Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance"
Single by Henry Thomas
B-side "Run, Mollie, Run"
Released 1927
Format 10" 78rpm single
Recorded October 7, 1927 in Chicago, IL
Genre Texas blues
Length 2:53
Label Vocalion 1141
Songwriter(s) Unknown
Henry Thomas singles chronology
"Jonah in the Wilderness" / "When the Train Comes Along"
(1927)
"Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance" / "Run, Mollie, Run"
(1927)
"Don't Ease Me In" / "Texas Easy Street Blues"
(1928)
"Jonah in the Wilderness" / "When the Train Comes Along"
(1927)
"Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance" / "Run, Mollie, Run"
(1927)
"Don't Ease Me In" / "Texas Easy Street Blues"
(1928)
"Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance"
Song
from the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Released 1963 (1963)
Genre Folk
Length 2:01
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Traditional, arranged Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan track listing
"Corrina, Corrina"
(11)
"Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance"
(12)
"I Shall Be Free"
(13)

"Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance" is a song recorded by blues musician Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas in 1927, under the title "Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance".[1][2] It was covered by Bob Dylan on his 1963 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

In 1962, Origin Jazz Library released the album Henry Thomas Sings the Texas Blues.[3] It included his "Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance", which was presumably the source of Dylan's version.[4]:43

Todd Harvey, in his book The Formative Dylan: Transmission and Stylistic Influences, 1961–1963, analyzes how Dylan dropped Thomas's verses, and adapted his choruses, utilizing Thomas's AAAC rhyming structure and four 4-bar phrases in 2/4 time. Harvey writes: "The text of Thomas's chorus remained constant throughout the song. Dylan wrote, for the most part, new text resulting in a four bar phrase verse with the fourth phrase acting as a refrain. He increased Thomas's tempo and added his own guitar accompaniment, placing harmonica solos between verses."[4]:43-44

Recordings[edit]

  • 1927 – Henry Thomas, 10" 78prm single Vocalion 1141 [5][6][7][8][9]
  • 1963 – Bob Dylan,[10][11][12][13] on the album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  • 1970 – Flatt and Scruggs,[14][15] on the album Final Fling [16]
  • 2000 – Fernando Goin,[17] on the album Mystery Train [18]
  • 2011 - Rory Mcleod, on BCC Radio 2's album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: A Folk Tribute[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry Thomas discography". wirz.de. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1000–1500 (1926–1930)". 78discography.com. Retrieved September 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Henry Thomas – Sings The Texas Blues 1927–28 at Discogs (list of releases)
  4. ^ a b Harvey, Todd (October 1, 2001). The Formative Dylan: Transmission and Stylistic Influences, 1961–1963. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0810841154. 
  5. ^ Henry Thomas – Honey Won't You Allow Me One More Chance, Composed by Traditional at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Henry Thomas – Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  7. ^ Honey Won't You Allow Me One More Chance at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Henry Thomas – Honey, Won't You Allow Me One More Chance?, Composed by Traditional at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  9. ^ Henry Thomas – Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  10. ^ Bob Dylan – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance [Incomplete, Composed by Bob Dylan] at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  11. ^ Bob Dylan – Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  12. ^ Bob Dylan – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance, Composed by Bob Dylan / Henry Thomas at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  13. ^ Bob Dylan – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chanse at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  14. ^ Flatt & Scruggs – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance, Composed by Bob Dylan at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  15. ^ Flatt & Scruggs / Lester Flatt / Earl Scruggs – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance, Composed by Bob Dylan at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  16. ^ Flatt & Scruggs – Final Fling at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  17. ^ Fernando Goin – Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance, Composed by Traditional at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  18. ^ Fernando Goin – Mystery Train at AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  19. ^ Various artists, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan : A Folk Tribute, retrieved 2016-03-17