Bonnie Dobson – Morning Dew (1962)

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”Morning Dew”, also known as “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew”, is a post-apocalyptic folk-rock song written by Canadian singer Bonnie Dobson in 1962, that has become a standard.

According to Dobson in a 1993 interview, “Morning Dew” was inspired by the film On the Beach.

Fred Neil heard Dobson’s song and re-arranged it to suit his own style. Tim Rose heard Neil’s version and then recorded his own in 1966, adding himself as co-writer. Through a loophole in US copyright law, Rose was able to claim royalties. Dobson has consistently questioned Rose’s right to a co-writing credit.

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