EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ – The Byrds

What was the number one song in the UK on 22nd July 1965?

American rock band The Byrds, were number one with Mr. Tambourine Man for 2 weeks.

The Byrds cover of Bob Dylan helped popularise folk rock and jangle pop musical subgenres. It’s a lovely tune that is very much of the time. For me it encapsulates the sound of Californian 60s folk rock.  Interestingly, it only uses one of the four original verses from the Dylan version, but it is no less of a tune for it.

Lyrics

Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there ain’t no place I’m goin’ to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I’ll come followin’ you

Take me for a trip upon your magic swirlin’ ship
All my senses have been stripped
And my hands can’t feel to grip
And my toes too numb to step
Wait only for my boot heels to be wanderin’

I’m ready to go anywhere I’m ready for to fade
On to my own parade cast your dancin’ spell my way
I promise to go under it

Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there ain’t no place I’m goin’ to
Hey Mister Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I’ll come followin’ you

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