Diamonds & rust
About the Song
This song, recorded and released in 1975, is explicitly about her intimate relationship with Bob Dylan. Although she initially suggested the song was about her former husband, draft resistance activist David Harris, she later acknowledged explicitly that the song was about Bob Dylan. The title was taken specifically from a phone call with Dylan around the time the song was written that took her back to 1964 or 1965.
Dylan praised the song in an interview for the American Masters' documentary on Baez' life where he said: "I love that song 'Diamonds & Rust'. I mean, to be included in something that Joan had written, whew, I mean, to this day it still impresses me".