Levy and many others have supported Dylan in the context of a larger, older blues and folk tradition of songwriters evolving old songs into new ones, which Dylan was no stranger to in the 1960s. Pete Seeger himself has previously expressed the view that Dylan is a link in this chain of folk and blues songwriters. Seeger has spoken many times about the folk process, often recounting that his friend Woody Guthrie once said to him "That guy stole that from me, but I steal from everybody". Ramblin’ Jack at one time expressed similar sentiments: "Dylan learned from me the same way I learned from Woody. Woody didn’t teach me. He just said, ‘If you want to learn something, just steal it – that’s the way I learned from Lead Belly’".