One Too Many Mornings
|"One Too Many Mornings"|
|Song by Bob Dylan|
|from the album The Times They Are a-Changin'|
|Released||January 13, 1964|
|Recorded||October 24, 1963|
|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. 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.
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.
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.
Other versions include:
- The Association covered the song in 1965, when it was a regional hit in the Los Angeles area. It was released as a single in 1965 and also appears in their 1970 Live album.
- The Beau Brummels covered the song on a single which charted at number 95 in 1966.
- Burl Ives covered this song on his 1968 album The Times They Are A-Changin'.
- Joan Baez covered this song on her 1968 album of Dylan covers, Any Day Now.
- The Kingston Trio covered the song on the album Once Upon a Time, released in 1969 (two years after the group disbanded).
- David Gray covered this song on his live cover album A Thousand Miles Behind (which is named for a lyric from this song).
- The Band, whose original lineup backed Dylan on the song during his 1966 world tour, covered the song for the 1999 album Tangled Up in Blues. It was their final recording.
- The Panics covered the song on their Cruel Guards Bonus CD.
- Draco Rosa covered the song in his 2008 album Vino.
- Bobby Sherman covered the song. It was on the flip side of his 1969 45RPM single "Little Woman".
- "One Too Many Mornings | The Official Bob Dylan Site". www.bobdylan.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- "Songs We Love: The Highwaymen, 'One Too Many Mornings'". NPR.org. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- 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.
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