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Most likely direct source of Bob Dylan's "Man on the Street", Gaslight Café, New York, NY, Sep 6, 1961 and Columbia Studios, New York, NY, Nov 22, 1961.
The tune is a variant of "The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn."
THE ALMANAC SINGERS
(Pete Seeger, vcl/bjo; LEE HAYS, vcl; MILLARD LAMPELL, vcl; JOSH WHITE, vcl/g; SAM GARY, vcl; Mar 1941 (ALMANAC 1101-A) [PETE SEEGER, solo]
An even earlier (indirect) source is Darby & Tarlton's "Beggar Joe"
I'll sing you a song and it's not very long,
It's about a young man who never did wrong.
Suddenly he died one day
The reason why no one could say.
He was tall and long and his arms were strong
And this is the strange part of my song.
He was always well from foot to head
And then one day they found him dead.
They found him dead so I've been told
And his eyes were closed and his heart was cold.
Only one clue to why he died:
A bayonet sticking in his side.