Bob Dylan’s Teenage Poem “Little Buddy”

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Here is a poem Bob Dylan, 67, wrote for a summer camp newspaper in 1957. At the time he was 16-years-old and going by his given name Robert Zimmerman. Christie's auction house is putting the poem up for sale in June, where it is expected to sell for $10,000 to $15,000. Click here for the full back story on the poem.

Little Buddy

Broken hearted and so sad

Big blue eyes all covered with tears

Was a picture of sorrow to see

Kneeling close to the side

Of his pal and only pride

A little lad, these words he told me

He was such a lovely doggy

And to me he was such fun

But today as we played by the way

A drunken man got mad at him

Because he barked in joy

He beat him and he's dying here today

Will you call the doctor please

And tell him if he comes right now

He'll save my precious doggy here he lay

Then he left the fluffy head

But his little dog was dead

Just a shiver and he slowly passed away

He didn't know his dog had died

So I told him as he cried

Come with me son we'll get that doctor right away

But when I returned

He had his little pal upon his knee

And the teardrops, they were blinding his big blue eyes

Your too late sir my doggy's dead

And no one can save him now

But I'll meet my precious buddy up in the sky

By a tiny narrow grave

Where the willows sadly wave

Are the words so clear you're sure to find

Little Buddy Rest In Peace

God Will Watch You Thru The Years

Cause I Told You In My Dreams That You

Were Mine

Bobby Zimmerman

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