It Don't Bother Me (album)

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It Don't Bother Me
Studio album by Bert Jansch
Released December 1965
Recorded c. April 1965 at Pye Studios, Denmark Street, London
Genre Folk
Label Transatlantic
Producer Nathan Joseph, Bill Leader (uncredited)
Bert Jansch chronology
Bert Jansch
It Don't Bother Me
Lucky Thirteen
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

It Don't Bother Me is the second album by Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch, released in December 1965. The album was produced by Nathan Joseph and Bill Leader, although Leader was left uncredited.[2]

The album features nine songs composed by Jansch, one by Alex Campbell ("So Long (Been on the Road So Long)"), and the traditional "900 Miles". For this last Jansch accompanies himself on the banjo rather than the steel-string acoustic guitar which he uses elsewhere. "A Man I'd Rather Be" features lead vocals by Roy Harper.[3] "My Lover" also has Harper playing some additional guitar, while John Renbourn is playing the lead acoustic guitar part. "Lucky Thirteen" is a guitar duet with Renbourn, based on a song written by the latter and apparently recorded during the Bert and John session.[4] Finally, "Tinkers Blues" and "The Wheel" are guitar instrumentals composed and performed by Jansch.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bert Jansch; except where indicated

  1. "Oh, My Babe" – 3:56
  2. "Ring-a-Ding Bird" – 4:39
  3. "Tinker's Blues" – 1:04
  4. "Anti Apartheid" – 4:02
  5. "The Wheel" – 1:45
  6. "A Man I'd Rather Be" – 2:04
  7. "My Lover" – 4:00
  8. "It Don't Bother Me" – 4:25
  9. "Harvest Your Thoughts of Love" – 2:12
  10. "Lucky Thirteen" (John Renbourn) – 3:30
  11. "As the Day Grows Longer Now" – 3:40
  12. "So Long (Been on the Road So Long)" (Alex Campbell) – 3:10
  13. "Want My Daddy Now" – 1:33
  14. "900 Miles" (Traditional) – 3:03


  • Sleeve notes to Bert Jansch, it don’t bother me (TRA 132).