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Bob Dylan's Teenage Poem "Little Buddy"



    Bob Dylan's Teenage Poem "Little Buddy"
    Bob Dylan's "Little Buddy" poem, when he went by his given name Robert Zimmerman.

    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