Originally by Lord Buckley. Dylan put it to a melody.Bashfulbob is now broadcasting on Live 365. Taken from Show 4 on Bashfulbob.com. The original poem this song is based on was called Black Cross. Black Cross can be found on you tube and show 61 on Bashfulbob.com. ALERT: Bashful Bob's shows can now be downloaded so you can listen to them on your IPOD or MP3 player of choice.