I was looking for the original Bob Dylan version and stumbled upon several covers. Some are really good. I like this one from Eddie V.:
Then there’s this one from an angel voiced artist called Gabriell Aplin:
There’s probably more than two dozen covers (by recorded artists) but Tracy Chapman’s was pretty awesome. This one performed during Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary:
Springsteen performed the song in 1997 at the Kennedy Center Tribute to Dylan. He did alright but I had trouble reconciling this iconic resistance song being sung in the presence of US politicians – the barkers of today’s wars.
“A song with purpose”, that’s is how the songwriter described the short folksy song he composed in 1963. A few months after its release, JFK was assassinated. Just imagine what it was like for Dylan to be singing the song during those days.