One Too Many Mornings

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"One Too Many Mornings"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album The Times They Are a-Changin'
ReleasedJanuary 13, 1964
RecordedOctober 24, 1963
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Tom Wilson
The Times They Are a-Changin' track listing

"One Too Many Mornings" is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his third studio album The Times They Are a-Changin' in 1964.[1] The chords and vocal melody are in some places very similar to the song "The Times They Are A-Changin'". "One Too Many Mornings" is in the key of C Major and is fingerpicked.

Dylan recordings[edit]

In addition to featuring the song on The Times They Are a-Changin', Dylan subsequently performed "One Too Many Mornings" in electric arrangements -- notably during his 1966 world tour and in 1976 during his second Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Dylan's May 17, 1966 live performance of the song, recorded at Manchester Free Trade Hall, was featured on The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (1998), while a "Rolling Thunder" version was featured on the live album Hard Rain (1976). In 2016, all Dylan's recorded live performances of the song from 1966 were released in the boxed set The 1966 Live Recordings, with the May 26, 1966 performance released separately on the album The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert.

In 1967, Dylan recorded a version of the song with The Band, which was included on various unofficial bootleg albums, before being officially released in 2014 on Dylan's album The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete.

Other recordings[edit]

Johnny Cash covered the song numerous times, including on the album Johnny & June in 1978. He also recorded two versions of the song with Dylan while Dylan was recording Nashville Skyline. The song, along with several others he recorded with Dylan, were never officially released. Cash would cover it again as a duet with Waylon Jennings for the album Heroes. In 2012, a remix combining Cash's original vocals with new recordings by the Avett Brothers was included on the Amnesty International benefit album Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan. In 2014, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, who, along with Jennings and Cash made up the supergroup The Highwaymen, added their vocals to the Heroes track.[2]

Other versions include:


  1. ^ "One Too Many Mornings | The Official Bob Dylan Site". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  2. ^ "Songs We Love: The Highwaymen, 'One Too Many Mornings'". Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007). Joe Whitburn's Billboard Top Pop Singles 1955-2006 (11th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisc.: Record Research. p. 69. ISBN 978-0-89820-172-7.