I first heard this from Ric von Schmidt.

from Bob Dylan – Baby, Let Me Follow You Down Lyrics on Rap Genius


While Dylan is a notorious dissembler, this is likely true. Eric Von Schmidt did indeed adapt and popularize this song, starting in the late 1950s

Von Schmidt himself first heard the version of the song below, then called “Mama Let Me Lay It On You”:


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