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Thread #99099   Message #3089922
Posted By: Desert Dancer
06-Feb-11 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Subject: RE: What makes a person a good songwriter?
Ian Tyson on how "Four Strong Winds" was written.

"[Dylan] was just rattling it off and developing that style," Tyson says. "I thought, 'I can do that. How hard can this be?' I opened up the case and started fooling around. It took half an hour. ... I didn't think anything of it, but it took off."

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"I thought, 'I can write a couple of those a week,' " Tyson says. "I found out quite quickly you don't write a couple of them a week. At all."