MR. TAMBOURINE MAN
Writer: Bob Dylan

Copyright 1964, 1965 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1992, 1993 by Special Rider Music
From the album BORN TO BE (1968)

 

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and there ain't no place I'm going to

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come following you

 

Take me for a trip upon your magic swirling ship

Oh my senses have been stripped

And my hands can't feel to grip

And my toes too numb to step

Waiting 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 I'll go under it

 

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and nobody cares where I'm going to

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come following

 

Take me disappearing down the smoke rings of my mind

Through the foggy ruins of time

Down past the frightened leaves

And the lifeless frozen trees

Way down to the windy beach

Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow

I wanna dance beneath the diamond sky

With one hand waving free

Silhouetted by the sea

With all memory and fate

Driven deep beneath the waves

Please let me forget about today until tomorrow

 

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and nobody knows where I'm going to

Hey! Mister Tambourine Man play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come following