Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan

Mr. Tambourine Man è una canzone folk scritta da Bob Dylan nel 1964 e inclusa nel suo quinto album Bringing It All Back Home. Mr. Tambourine Man è considerato uno dei brani più importanti della produzione dylaniana, sia sul piano musicale che su quello della pura poeticità visionaria.

INTRO = RE

CHORUS
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SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA RE
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you.

VERSE 1
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SOL LA RE SOL
Though I know that evenings empire has returned into sand,
RE SOL
Vanished from my hand,
RE SOL LA
Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping.
SOL LA RE SOL
My weariness amazes me, I’m branded on my feet,
RE SOL
I have no one to meet
RE SOL LA
And the ancient empty street’s too dead for dreaming.

CHORUS
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SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA RE
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you.

VERSE 1
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SOL LA RE SOL
Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship,
RE SOL RE SOL
My senses have been stripped, my hands can’t feel to grip,
RE SOL RE SOL
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
LA
To be wandering.
SOL LA RE SOL
I’m ready to go anywhere, I’m ready for to fade
RE SOL RE SOL
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
RE LA
I promise to go under it.

CHORUS
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SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA RE
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you.

| SOL LA RE SOL / RE SOL LA LA
| SOL LA RE SOL / RE SOL LA RE

VERSE 1
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SOL LA
Though you might hear laughing, spinning,
RE SOL
swinging madly across the sun,
RE SOL RE SOL
It’s not aimed at anyone, it’s just escaping on the run
RE SOL LA
And but for the sky there are no fences facing.
SOL LA RE SOL
And if you hear vague traces of skipping reels of rhyme
RE SOL RE SOL
To your tambourine in time, it’s just a ragged clown behind,
RE SOL RE
I wouldn’t pay it any mind, it’s just a shadow you’re
SOL LA
Seeing that he’s chasing.

CHORUS
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SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA RE
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you.

BRIDGE
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SOL LA RE SOL
Then take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind,
RE SOL RE SOL
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
RE SOL RE SOL
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
RE SOL LA
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.

SOL LA RE SOL
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
RE SOL RE SOL
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
RE SOL RE SOL
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
RE SOL LA
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

CHORUS
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SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA
I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to.
SOL LA RE SOL
Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me,
RE SOL LA RE
In the jingle jangle morning I’ll come following you.

| SOL LA RE SOL / RE SOL LA LA
| SOL LA RE SOL / RE SOL LA RE