(Left) Jerry Schatzberg/Corbis via The Guardian/(Right) Musical Biography YouTube Channel
Many experts and everyday people agree that Bob Dylan is one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time. One of his most exceptional albums was his 1975 release, Blood on the Tracks, which has been named as one of his absolute best by many critics and fans.
That album contained the song “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” which was completely written and composed by Dylan. The song tells the tale of a man who’s been unlucky in love, but suddenly comes across a woman who showers him with affection. Because rejection is all he’s ever known, the narrator already imagines what it will feel like when his love leaves him, singing, “You might be spoiling me too much love/Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go.”
In 2012, some of the world’s most successful singers in various genres came together to record covers of Dylan’s songs for a charity album called Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. All proceeds were donated to Amnesty International, a worldwide human rights organization.
One artist who recorded a track for the album was Miley Cyrus, who took on Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.” A few months after the album’s release, Cyrus performed the song during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
With only a single acoustic guitar player accompanying her, Cyrus delivered a tender rendition of the Dylan classic. The performance gave the country qualities of her voice the chance the shine, showing off the diversity of her voice.
Cyrus’ tone was also remarkable, something that DeGeneres even commented on following her performance. As soon as Cyrus finished singing the final note, the entire crowd soared to their feet and showered her with applause.
Once you watch Cyrus sing Dylan’s classic song in the video below, you’ll understand why the crowd reacted in such a way!
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