- Growing the Beard: Dylan grew a mustache here, starting with "Blowin' in the Wind", where he finally learned that he didn't need to cover the same folk songs as everyone else; he could write originals and make more timely statements.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The line "wants me to grow a mustache on my face" in "I Shall Be Free". A thin mustache has been one of Dylan's visual trademarks since around 2001.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: Most of the songs could be classified as rewrites of other songs.
- "Blowin' In The Wind"—"No More Auction Block [traditional]
- "Girl From The North Country" — "Scarborough Fair" [traditional]
- "Masters of War" — "Nottamun Town" [traditional]
- "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" — "Lord Randall" [traditional]
- "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" — "Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I'm Gone?" [Paul Clayton]
- And, in turn, Johnny Cash rewrote "Don't Think Twice" as "Understand Your Man".
- "Bob Dylan's Dream" — "Lady Franklin's Lament" [traditional]
- "I Shall Be Free" — "We Shall Be Free" [Lead Belly]
YMMV / The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan