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Mr. Tambourine Man
by The Byrds

Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come followin' you

Take me for a trip upon your magic swirling ship
All my senses have been stripped
And my hands can't feel to grip and my toes too numb to step
Wait only for my boot heels to be wandering

I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade
Cast your dancing spell my way
I promise to go under it

Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to
Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I'll come followin' you

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Written by: Bob Dylan

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Steve Firth

My cousin Larry Knechtel (with the Wrecking Crew) played bass on this studio version.

jennifur sun

@Bob BroughtonI knew that Hal played drums on this also was told and have read that Roger Mc played his guitar on this song

Bob Broughton

@jennifur sun That's the official story. The record company wanted to get a single out quickly. The Byrds played their own instruments on the rest of the first album, except for "I Knew I'd Want You", which was the B side of the single. If you're curious, the rest of the Wrecking Crew personnel was Jerry Cole (rhythm guitar), Leon Russell (!) (electric piano), and Hal Blaine (drums).

Bob Broughton

@HVYMETL Me, too. Was Knechtel anywhere in the Wrecking Crew documentary?

Steve Firth

Yes Larry primarily played keyboards but he played many other instruments. I have a photocopy of the contract he signed to play bass on this song.

Ray Staar

I was a roadie for the Association in the '60's. I saw Larry Knechtel do scores of sessions, but always behind a keyboard. I didn't even know he played bass. The slide bass notes were a Carol Kaye innovation. I'd always assumed it was her playing bass.

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1985OldSkool

A true classic from the 1960s.

Grace Russell

I love it

Baron Wolfenstein

No it wasn't, it was a song to rally cowards who were too chicken shit to go to Vietnam 😤😤

Stef Webster

Martin Seitune Dylan covered it.

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