There's a movie out now, called Midnight Cowboy. You know the song on the album, "Lay, Lady, Lay"? Well, I worte that song for that movie. These producers, they wanted some music for their movie. This was last summer. And this fellow there asked me, you know, if I could do some music for their movie. So I came up with that song. By the time I came up with it, though it was too late (Laughs). It's the same old story all the time... so I kept the song and recorded it.
Bob Dylan entrevistado por Jann Wenner en 1969. The Rolling Stone Interviews Vol. 1 (Warner Paperback Library, 1974).