Today’s compilation of corrections from The New York Times is a tad longer than usual.
But certainly, this go-round, music critic Nate Chinen takes it on the chin:
A Critic’s Notebook article on Tuesday about the Newport Folk Festival, which paid tribute to Bob Dylan’s famous performance with an electric guitar there 50 years ago, misstated part of the title of a Dylan song that was played. It is “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” not “#12 and 25.” The article also misstated part of a lyric from the Dylan song “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” which was also performed. It is, “Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you,” not “Forget the debt you left, they will not follow you.” The article also misstated the title of a song James Taylor sang. It is “Carolina in My Mind,” not “Carolina on My Mind.”
That last slip-up, about the Taylor song, seems to have initially been caught by a reader.
With auto-correct, the writing times they have changed. Either that or, on the “dead you’ve” / “debt you” front, the writer had a momentary brain freeze. It happens.