Don't Think Twice, It's Alright

Song composer(s)

Dylan, Bob

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Joan Baez In Concert Vol. 2 (1963)
In The Wind : Peter Paul & Mary (1963)
The Funky 12 String Guitar : The Transients featuring Billy Strange (1963)
Freewheeling Bob Dylan : Bob Dylan (1964)
Odetta Sings Dylan : Odetta (1965)
Duane Eddy Does Bob Dylan : Duane Eddy (1965)
Dick And DeeDee (1964)
Castaway Strings Play The Peter, Paul & Mary Song Book : Castaway Strings (1965)
The Best of Billy Strange : Billy Strange (1965)
All I Really Want to Do : Cher (1965)
Don't Look Back Soundtrack : Bob Dylan (1965)
The First Ten Years : Joan Baez (1970)
The Ventures 10th Anniversary Album : Ventures (1970)
More Greatest Hits : Bob Dylan (1972)
Home Grown : Booker T And Priscilla (1972)
Darin 1936-1973 : Bobby Darin (1973)
Before the Flood : Bob Dylan (1974)
Together In Concert : Pete Seeger (1975)
Noem : Joan Baez (1977)
Look Away : Doc Watson (1978)
Satified Mind : Joan Baez (1979)
At Budokan : Bob Dylan (1979)
Diamonds - Best of the Vanguard Years : Joan Baez (1991)
1964-1969 : Flatt & Scruggs (1992)
Son of Rounder Banjo : Various Artists (1992)
The 30th Anniversary Concert : Bob Dylan (1993)
Ring Them Bells : Joan Baez (1995)
Live At Newport : Joan Baez (1996)
Rick Sutherlin Orchestra with the Marti Mae Singers (19??)

Performance History

Played once only, with Dylan, on 2nd July 1986.


First recorded by Dylan on Nov 14 1962.

Also recorded by Dylan with Johnny Cash during the Nashville Skyline sessions on February 18, 1969, but not released.

Don't Think Twice could be derived from a Paul Clayton song Who'll Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone, there are a number of similarities in the lyrics. According to Dylan biographer Robert Shelton, "Clayton and Dylan had an amicable legal tiff, settling without rancor out of court." Clayton's song is partially based on the traditional song Scarlet Ribbons.