My old chum from my days in Greenwich Village Peter Spencer has a new album about to drop, and this is my current favorite song from it.
I've been listening to it obsessively for two days now, and when I informed Pete of that he told me "There's a running bet over which Dylan song it "borrows" from the most, 'Boots of Spanish Leather' or 'Girl From the North Country.' "
Personally, I vote for "Girl," but I don't really care if it's derivative -- I'd give my left nut to be able to finger-pick and sing like that.
The rest of the album is equally good -- when it's available for purchase, I'll let you know.