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MR. TAMBOURINE MAN


Bob Dylan


[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

I'm not [D] sleepy and there [G] is no [Em] place I'm [A] going to.

[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

In the [D] jingle jangle [G] morning [Em] I'll come [A] following [D] you. [G][D]


Though I [G] know that evening's [A] empire

Has [D] returned into [G] sand, [D] Vanished from my [G] hand,

Left me [D] blindly here to [G] stand but [Em] still not [A] sleeping.

My [G] weariness a-[A]-mazes me, I'm [D] branded on my [G] feet,

I [D] have no one to [G] meet,

And the [D] ancient empty [G] street's too [Em] dead for [A] dreaming.


[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

I'm not [D] sleepy and there [G] is no [Em] place I'm [A] going to.

[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

In the [D] jingle jangle [G] morning [Em] I'll come [A] following [D] you. [G][D]


[G] Take me on a [A] trip upon your [D] magic swirling [G] ship,

My [D] senses have been [G] stripped,

My [D] hands can't feel to [G] grip, my [D] toes too numb to [G] step,

Wait [D] only for my [G] boot heels [Em] to be [A] wandering.

I'm [G] ready to go [A] anywhere, I'm [D] ready for to [G] fade,

In-[D]-to my own pa-[G]-rade, cast your [D] dancing spell my [G] way,

I [G] promise [Em] to go [A] under it.


[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

I'm not [D] sleepy and there [G] is no [Em] place I'm [A] going to.

[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

In the [D] jingle jangle [G] morning [Em] I'll come [A] following [D] you. [G][D]


Though you [G] might hear laughing, [A] spinning, swinging

[D] Madly across the [G] sun, it's not [D] aimed at any-[G]-one,

It's just es-[D]-caping on the [G] run,

And but [D] for the sky there [G] are no [Em] fences [A] facing.

And [G] if you hear vague [A] traces of [D] skipping reels of [G] rhyme,

To your [D] tambourine in [G] time,

It's just a [D] ragged clown be-[G]-hind,

I wouldn't [D] pay it any [G] mind,

It's just a [D] shadow you're [G] seeing [Em] that he's [A] chasing.


[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

I'm not [D] sleepy and there [G] is no [Em] place I'm [A] going to.

[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

In the [D] jingle jangle [G] morning [Em] I'll come [A] following [D] you. [G][D]


Then [G] take me disap-[A]-pearing

Through the [D] smoke rings of my [G] mind.

Down the [D] foggy ruins of [G] time, far [D] past the frozen [G] leaves,

The [D] haunted frightened [G] trees, out [D] to the windy [G] beach,

Far [D] from the twisted [G] reach of [Em] crazy [A] sorrow.

Yes, to [G] dance beneath the [A] diamond sky

With [D] one hand waving [G] free,

Silhou-[D]-etted by the [G] sea, circled [D] by the circus [G] sands,

With all [D] memory and [G] fate,

Driven [D] deep beneath the [G] waves,

Let me for-[D]-get about to-[G]-day un-[Em]-til to-[A]-morrow.


[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

I'm not [D] sleepy and there [G] is no [Em] place I'm [A] going to.

[G] Hey, Mr. [A] Tambourine Man, [D] play a song for [G] me,

In the [D] jingle jangle [G] morning

[Em] I'll come [A] following [D] you. [G][D]



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