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Texan-born musician August "Augie" Meyers, who is best known as keyboard-player with the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornados, played organ on this track. He recalled the recording of this song to Mojo Magazine July 2010: "Bob's a fantastic piano player, when he wants to play. On 'Make You Feel My Love' he asked, 'if you and Doug (Sahm, co-founding member of the Sir Douglas Quintet) were in the studio, how would you do it?' And I said, 'Well we wouldn't have two drummers, four guitar players, and stuff.' I said, 'Did you write this on piano or guitar?' And he said, 'I wrote it on the piano.' I told him, 'Play piano.' and I said, 'I'll play organ, let's just have one bass, one drum and one guitar.' so that's the way we did it."
This song has been recorded by a number of other artists. They include Billy Joel for his Greatest Hits Volume III
collection and Garth Brooks for the Hope Floats
soundtrack both under the title "To Make You Feel My Love." Also Adele covered the track
on her 2008 debut album, 19
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