Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man | Song-Factsheet


Song «Mr. Tambourine Man» von Byrds.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1965 04 12 (Single), 1965 06 21 (Album)
Label: Columbia 43271, Columbia CS 9172
Songwriter Bob Dylan
Produktion: Terry Melcher
Genre: Rock - Folkrock - Westcoast, Rock - Poprock - Westcoast


Dieser Song markiert den Beginn von Folkrock.
Die Aufnahme wurde mit Roger McGuinn an der Rickenbacker Gitarre eingespielt. Die Gitarre kaufte McGuinn nachdem er den Beatles-Film A Hard Day's Night gesehen hatte. Der Rest der Gruppe sang Harmonie. Die Studio-Musiker waren die selben, die für Phil Spector aufnahmen. Das Intro zum Song sei von J.S. Bach «Jesus bleibet meine Freude» inspiriert. Der Beat kam vom Beach Boys Song Don't Worry, Baby.
– zur Flipside: I Knew I'd Want You

Personen und Querverweise

Bob Dylan
Terry Melcher


Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me In the jingle jangle morning I'll come following you Though I know that evening's empire has returned into sand Vanished from my hand Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping My weariness amazes me, I'm branded on my feet I have no one to meet And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling 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 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 Though you might hear laughing, spinning, swinging madly across the sun It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escaping on the run And but for the sky there are no fences facing And if you hear vague traces of skipping 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 Seeing that he's chasing Then take me disappearing through 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 waving free Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves Let me forget about today until tomorrow