Boots of Spanish Leather

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Americana Highways is hosting this video premiere of Pat Guadagno’s version of Bob Dylan‘s song “Boots of Spanish Leather.” It’s recorded as a soaring duet with Mary McCrink.  The song appeared on Paul’s recently released album 1964, which was produced by Pat Guadagno & Phil Ludwig.

This version of “Boots of Spanish Leather” is Pat Guadagno on acoustic guitar and vocals; Mary McCrink on vocals; and Yuri Turchin on violin.

The video was created by March Hare Media, and directed by Christina Kotlar.  It’s lovely to hear this timeless song reimagined as a duet, and Pat’s observations are right, it was perfectly written to be a duet.  Sunsets, campfires, waves along the coastlines, and the declaration of passion this song embodies are delivered masterfully together in the video.   Sweet and sorrowful.

Bob Dylan wrote this lyrical epistle about faded love and the open sea. A story of 2 lovers, a sailor, undecided about his direction and the woman in waiting. As their romantic fate becomes clear she requests Boots of Spanish Leather as a symbolic parting gift. Perfectly written as a duet, I was surprised Joan and Bob never recorded this, so Mary McCrink and I did.