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Mr. Tambourine Man 1

Bob Dylan © 1965, renewed 1992 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


15 Jan 1965
cd imgBRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
cd imgGREATEST HITS
cd imgGREATEST HITS (Gold)
cd imgBIOGRAPH
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
cd imgDYLAN 2007
cd imgPOSITIVELY 4th STREET (Vinyl EP)

  Bringing It All Back Home session 1 - 15.jan.1965, takes 1,2 false starts, Co 85289  
  Bringing It All Back Home session 1 - 15.jan.1965, take 3, with band, breakdown  
  Bringing It All Back Home session 1 - 15.jan.1965, take 6, album version  

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Though i know that evenin's empire has returned into sand
Vanished from my hand
Left me blindly here to stand
But still not sleepin'.
My weariness amazes me, i'm branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
An' my ancient empty street's too dead for dreamin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, i'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade
Cast your dancin' spell my way
I promise to go under it.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Tho you might hear laughin' spinnin' swingin' madly across the sun
It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
An' but for the sky there are no fences facin'.
An' if your hear vague traces of skippin' reels of rhyme
To your tambourine in time
It's just a ragged clown behind, i wouldn't pay it any mind
It's just a shadow you're seein'
That he's chasin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Then take me disappearin' thru the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand wavin' free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory an' fate, driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.  up
    

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Mr. Tambourine Man 2


9 June 1964
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
cd imgTHE EMMETT GROGAN ACETATES & OTHER RARITIES (T-079)
cd imgHARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (T-625)

  Another side of Bob Dylan session session 1 - 9 june 1964, take 2 w/Jack Elliott  

Jack sing on this ... 
"This CO 82221 Mr. Tambourine, take 1"
"Tambourine Man"
"Mr Tambourine Man, sorry..."
What? .... you got to stand close to song over his shoulder... you get behind and' that's right
OK now, let's go, rolling 2 ... ready ?

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Though i know that evenin's empire has returned into sand
Vanished from my hand
Left me blindly here to stand
But still not sleepin'.
My weariness amazes me, i am branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
An' the ancient empty street's too dead for dreamin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, i am ready for to fade
Into my own parade
Cast your dancin' spell my way
I promise to go under it.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Though you might hear laughin' spinnin' swingin' madly through the sun
It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
An' but for the sky there are no fences facin'.
An' if your hear vague traces of skippin' reels of rhyme to your tambourine in time
I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a ragged clown behind
And if to you he looks blind
I wouldn't worry it's just a shadow you're seein'
That he's chasin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Take me disappearin' thru the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the haunted leaves
The haunted shattered trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand wavin' free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
Driving memory an' fate deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.  up
    

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Mr. Tambourine Man 3


31 Oct 1964
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
cd imgALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (T-067)
cd imgLIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (T-112)

  Live, Newport Folk Festival 1964 - 26.jul.1964  
  Witmark demos - late june 1964  
  Live,  Philharmonic Hall NYC - 31.oct.1964  
  Live, Free Trade Hall, Manchester UK - 7.may.1965  
  BBC TV Studios, London - 1 june 1965  
  Live, Newport Folk Festival 1965 - 25.july.1965  
  Live, Stadium, Sydney Australia - 13.april.1966  
  Live, Adelphi Theatre, Dublin IRL - 5.may.1966  
  Live, De Montfort hall, Leicester UK - 15.may.1966  
  Live, Gaumont Theatre, Sheffield UK - 16.may.1966  
  Live, Free Trade hall, Manchester UK - 17.may.1966  
  Rolling thunder Revue, Boston - 21.nov.1975  


Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Though i know that evenin's empire has returned into sand
Vanished from my hand
Left me blindly here to stand
But still not sleepin'.
My weariness amazes me, i am branded on my feet
I have no one to meet
An' the ancient empty street's too dead for dreamin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, i am ready for to fade
Into my own parade
Cast your dancin' spell my way
I promise to go under it.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Though you might hear laughin' spinnin' swingin' madly through the sun
It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
An' but for the sky there are no fences facin'.
An' if your hear vague traces of skippin' reels of rhyme to your tambourine in time
I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a ragged clown behind
And if to you he looks blind
I wouldn't worry it's just a shadow you're seein'
That he's chasin'.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there ain't no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.

Take me disappearin' thru the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the haunted leaves
The haunted shattered trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand wavin' free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
Driving memory an' fate deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy an' there is no place i'm goin' to
Hey mr. tambourine man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' i'll come followin' you.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964
17 May 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #2
June 1964 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
9 June 1964 2 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
THE EMMETT GROGAN ACETATES & OTHER RARITIES (b)
HARD TO FIND Vol. 5 (Lost Track Searcher) (b)
9 June 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #3
26 July 1964 EXCLUSIVE OUTTAKES FROM NO DIRECTION HOME: THE SOUNDTRACK [iTunes]
10 Oct 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #4
31 Oct 1964 3 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 6 LIVE 1964 CONCERT AT PHILHARMONIC HALL
ALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (b)
LIVE IN NEW YORK 1964 [DOCUMENT] (b)
25 Nov 1964 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 1964 #5
15 Jan 1965 1 BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
GREATEST HITS
GREATEST HITS (Gold)
BIOGRAPH
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
POSITIVELY 4th STREET (single)
15 Jan 1965 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition) #2
THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 12 THE CUTTING EDGE (DeLuxe Edition)
7 May 1965 NOW AIN'T THE TIME FOR YOUR TEARS (vb)
1 June 1965 ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b)
GWW BBC BROADCAST (vb)
25 July 1965 LIVE IN NEWPORT 1965 (b)
3 Sep 1965 ELECTRIC BLACK NITE CRASH (b)
13 Apr 1966 HAPPY DYLENNIUM (b)
5 May 1966 DUBLIN MAY 5 1966 (b)
LIVE IN ENGLAND MAY 1966 (b)
BURN SOME MORE (vb)
15 May 1966 LEICESTER '66 (b)
16 May 1966 GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
17 May 1966 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 4 BOB DYLAN LIVE 1966
GUITARS KISSING & THE CONTEMPORARY FIX (b)
17 May 1966 MANCHESTER PRAYER (b)
31 Aug 1969 MINSTREL BOY (b)
1 Aug 1971 THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH
21 Nov 1975 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
2 Dec 1975 GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
1 Mar 1978 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
2 June 1978 STOP CRYING (b)
4 July 1978 MY BACK PAGES (b)
6 July 1978 BORDER BENEATH THE SUN (b)
29 Oct 1978 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)
22 Nov 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
10 July 1981 IN THE SUMMERTIME (b)
1 July 1984 OVER THE BROKEN GLASS (b)
10 June 1989 BUFFALO SKINNERS (b)
24 Feb 1990 RE-TRANSMISSIONS
2 Nov 1992 HIMSELF (b)
8 Feb 1993 TOMORROW NIGHTS (b)
21 Feb 1993 AND THE NEVER ENDING TOUR BAND (b)
23 Feb 1993 NEVER ENDING TOUR IN FRANCE Vol. 1 - PARIS (b)
18 Apr 1994 THE REAL VOICE OF AMERICA (b)
31 Mar 1995 BOB'S FULL HOUSE BRIXTON III (b)
27 May 1995 LOUD AND STRONG (b)
21 June 1995 THE PEDLAR NOW SPEAKS (b)
20 Apr 1996 THE MAINE EVENT (b)
21 Jan 1998 VOICES IN THE GARDEN (b)
19 Nov 2000 PATHWAY TO THE STARS (b)