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The Byrds

Mr. Tambourine Man

Folk Rock
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1967
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“Mr. Tambourine Man” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan, which was released on his 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. The Byrds also recorded a version of the song that was released as their first single on Columbia Records, reaching number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart, as well as being the title track of their first album, Mr. Tambourine Man. The Byrds’ recording of the song was influential in initiating the musical subgenre of folk rock, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single’s success. This song has been covered by many artists, including Judy Collins, Odetta, Melanie, and William Shatner. The song’s popularity led to Dylan recording it live many... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me ... In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you ... I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to

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This song is listed #79 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Most votes come from Argentina, United States, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, and Denmark.

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More songs by The Byrds (See Charts): You All Look Alike, Never Before, Ballad Of Easy Rider (Long Version), He Was A Friend Of Mine, It Happens Each Day, I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician, Wild Mountain Thyme, Cowgirl In The Sand, Full Circle, and It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding).

Popular in Folk Rock (See Charts): Like A Rolling Stone, The Sound Of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, Hurricane, Here Comes The Sun, If, Going To California, Mr. Tambourine Man, and Teach Your Children.

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