Too Much Of Nothing
"Too Much of Nothing" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1967, first released by him on the album THE BASEMENT TAPES (1975). One of the most haunting themes of The Basement Tapes is an apprehension of the void. Shelton hears in this song an echo of the bald statement that Lear makes to his daughter Cordelia, "Nothing will come of nothing" (act I, scene 1). Marcus asserts that this was one of the songs recorded at the end of "the basement summer" in August or September 1967.
Below: UK, 1967, as recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan Words and Music Inc., B.Feldman & Co Ltd.