Sally Gal

~ Song


Work status:

  • Originally titled variously "Over the Road I’m Bound To Go" and "Over the Road"
  • First copyright date: 1985-01-29
  • The lyrics for this song were part of the "MacKenzie papers".
  • This is one of the songs Bob Dylan listed in 1962 as his 'repertoire'. It has been suggested that this list was either a potential album tracklist, if he'd had a record deal at the time, or else a list of the songs to be played for John Hammond at an informal audition on or about 1962-09-10:

                 1. Dope Fiend Robber
                 2. Talking Bear Mt. (later retitled "Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues")
                 3. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Blues
                 4. Over the Road I’m Bound To Go (later retitled "Sally Gal")
                 5. California Brown Eyed Baby
                 6. I Hear a Train A'Rolling
                 7. Rocking Chair
                      * An earlier version of the list shows B.U.P. instead of Rocking Chair.
                 8. Old Man (John Doe) (later retitled "Man on the Street")
                 9. Get Where I’m Going (aka I’ll Get Where I’m Going Some Day)
                 10. Woody’s Song (later retitled "Song to Woody")
                 11. Talking New York Town (later retitled "Talkin' New York")
                 12. Great Chicagonian

Annotation last modified on 2012-01-08 04:18 UTC.


arranger: Bob Dylan (1961)
lyricist: Woody Guthrie
Bob Dylan (1961)
publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing France
Special Rider Music
version of: [Over the Road]


Date Title Attributes Artist Length
Sally Gal (1961-10-28: "Folk Song Festival") live Bob Dylan ?:??
Sally Gal Bob Dylan 3:16
Sally Gal Bob Dylan 3:09
Sally Gal Bob Dylan 3:17
Sally Gal (1962-10-xx: studio outtake (take 4), mono) Bob Dylan 3:15
Sally Gal (alternate take) (1962-10-xx: studio outtake, mono) Bob Dylan 2:31
Sally Gal (alternate take) Bob Dylan 2:38
Sally Gal / The Girl I Left Behind (live on radio) live Bob Dylan 6:24
Sally Girl Bob Dylan 1:44
Sally Girl Bob Dylan 1:42
Sally Girl (1961-12-22: [hotel room], Minneapolis, MN, USA) Bob Dylan ?:??