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Tambourine Man, Mr

Mr. Tambourine Man / Bringing It All Back Home / 1965

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me
I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm goin' to
Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin' I'll come followin' you

From: "Gustav Persson" 
Subject: Mr. Tambourine man=Bruce Langhorne
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 21:37:35 

"Mr. Tambourine Man, I think, was inspired by Bruce Langhorne.
Bruce was playing guitar with me on a bunch of early records. On
one session, (producer) Tom Wilson has asked him to play
tambourine. And he had this gigantic tambourine. It was like,
really big. It was as big as a wagonwheel. He was playing, and
this vision of him playing this tambourine just stuck in my mind.
He was one of those characters...he was like that. I don't know
if I've ever told him that. I haven't seen him in a long time. I
wrote some of the song in New Orleans too. I don't know,
different things inspired me...that Fellini movie? What was it?
La Strada. It was all sort of like the same thing, you know.
Drugs never played a part in that song...'disappearing in the
smoke rings of my mind', that's not drugs, drugs were never that
big a thing with me. I could take 'm or leave 'm, never hung me
- Bob Dylan, from "Biograph"


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