A Dylan-tastic week of Bob Dylan songs: Mr. Tambourine Man

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Bob Dylan song – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right.

Today’s choice is Mr. Tambourine Man. While there’s a video version of the song Dylan singing at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964, I prefer is the plain audio version of Dylan singing live in Manchester in May 1965. As before, the lyrics follow the video.

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 evenings 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

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

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