Billy Bragg Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Only The Young’

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Singer-songwriter Billy Bragg covered Taylor Swift’s “Only The Young.” The performance was part of the Covers For Others fundraising campaign supporting the RCN Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.

Bragg’s cover was selected by voters who paid £1 to choose between Jackson Browne‘s “Before The Deluge” and Swift’s song that appeared in her 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana. Bragg revealed only 26 votes separated the two tunes and that £1,707 was raised for the RCN Foundation’s COVID-19 Support Fund.

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“When I sat down to learn how to play the song, it came out as a mash-up between ‘Only the Young’ and ‘Levi Stubbs’ Tears.’” Bragg stated. “The same day, Taylor posted a powerful statement on Twitter calling out the white supremacy and racism inherent in Donald Trump’s condemnation of rioters protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, so I tagged that onto the end of the song too.”

Watch Billy Bragg’s cover of Taylor Swift’s “Only The Young” below:

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