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Eric Von Schmidt, 1931–2007

Andy Gill, The Word, April 2007

IT WAS IN "the green pastures of Harvard University", according to the genial introduction on his debut album, that Bob Dylan cribbed the chord-structure of 'Baby Let Me Follow You Down' from fellow folk-blues enthusiast Eric Von Schmidt — sadly, the single most widely-known fact about the folk-blues singer.

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