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Shlomi Shaban: Mama, You Been on My Mind

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This is something a little different. A pianist and singer named Shlomi Shaban sings Bob Dylan’s “Mama, You Been on My Mind;” but in Hebrew, and accompanied by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra. Below via YouTube:

The rendition does lift up just how beautiful a melody it is. Not bad at all, for the 23-year-old folk singer who wrote it back in 1964 (and who didn’t even release it until 1991!).

When you wake up in the mornin’, baby, look inside your mirror
You know I won’t be next to you, you know I won’t be near
I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind

From The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 : Rare And Unreleased, 1961-1991