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A Tambourine Man Rollin' in the Wind


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Bob. A young man. Me. You. All... Not many loops in this one, just some of the drums. I used a lot of hand instruments and took an attempt at the harmonica although I have no idea how to master it.
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A Tambourine Man Rollin' in the Wind

"I can't say when it occurred to me to write my own songs.
I couldn't have come up with anything comparable and half
way close to the folk song lyrics I was singing to define the
way I felt about the world. I guess it happens to you by degrees.
You just don't wake up one day and decide you need to write songs."

A man sat down at a table, across from old Bob Dylan.
He looked at Bob with blank eyes, and then, he said nothing.
The man had black coffee and dreamt of a coffin, displayed on a backstreet of NYC.
Bob he wrote frantically on a napkin, perhaps about an old flame called kitty.
Secrets from an attic, well, the wind kept blowin' him: "Hey Edie, bring me the check honey!"
"Come with me young man, I got something to show you!" said Bob; "this ain't nothin'".

A Tambourine Man Rollin' in the Wind
Blowing his thoughts, with lyrics that he sings.

The came to a forest, Bob opened a door, they stepped onto a Man Ray-made board.
"I'll be the King", Bob said, "and you'll be the Bishop." In a distance, a wildcat growled.
They walked down the line, down to Maggie's Old Farm, where they knocked on heaven's door.
"Too many lazy young sluts", said Bob and sat down: "...have charmed away my brain!"
The young man understood, he'd been there before; when you got nothing, you got nothing to lose for sure.
"How does it feel young man, to be on your own?" The young man said: "Like a complete unknown".

A Tambourine Man Rollin' in the Wind
Blowing his thoughts, with lyrics that he sings.

The young man says: "I know this girl that claim she knows you, her name is Mrs. Juniper!"
"If I ask her a question, she returns a whole story – she's lovely and light as a feather."
"So, take heed", said Bob, "of the stormy, stormy weather, "with some Spanish boots of Spanish leather..."
They smiled, as they where reading each minds; times is certainly a-changing!
"Once I had a sweetheart too", said Bob, "she was oh so fine and good lookin'"
"Time is all I have to give", he sadly said, "never say goodbye my young man..."

A Tambourine Man Rollin' in the Wind
Blowing his thoughts, with lyrics that he sings.

© M09 with inspiration from the works of Bob Dylan
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Uploaded: May 17, 2009 - 02:41:40 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2009 - 02:41:40 PM Last Played: Mar 15, 2017 - 11:14:33 AM
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Comments
sloparts said 3113 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Excellent use of B.D. lyrics
to build a story with Mikki.

Totally different than anything I've ever heard, but a total blast to listen to.

Great piece of work Mikki

Ed
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DarkPlanet said 3113 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Hey Mikki
Nice meal, strange dinner, cool song :)
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Vic Holman said 3113 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
mr tambourine man
Mikki.

you amaze me on the diversity of your songs. another cool example
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ramonaji said 3113 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
Super cool!
much enjoyed!
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racerat said 3113 days ago (May 17th, 2009)
epic
Mikki,
This thing is epic, panoramic, theatrical, journalistic and acerbic. Love it. Perfect mix as usual.
P
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T_Being_esq said 3113 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
I was not Sure
about this song, but the more I listened the more I liked it. I liked the use of a comic Bob voice. Super.
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jiguma said 3112 days ago (May 19th, 2009)
You always
grab my attention with your posts Mikki. This one uses so many references - both lyrical and musical - to Mr D without at any time becoming predictable or directly derivative.

I also like the way you have so much light and shade in your tunes, as well as variations in mood, tone, melody, instrumentation ertc etc etc.

Excellent post!
N
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Three_Below_ZeroZ said 3111 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
So Original
An impressive concept and I really enjoyed the mixture of Mikki and Bob vocal styles.


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five_extra_arms said 3110 days ago (May 20th, 2009)
"You'll be the bishop," said Bob
You ARE the bishop!

This is so cool.

You're an inspiration.

Bob
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lengold said 3109 days ago (May 22nd, 2009)
Fantastic
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len

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TobinMueller said 3056 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Journeys
Reminds me of a poetic version of a young Dylan's meeting with Dave Von Ronk when Dylan had first come to the NYC. I also dig how you weave in Dylan lyrics. And, yes, the harmopnic is one of life's great mysteries - whether it's Dylan or Stevie Wonder, great harmonica players astounding me. I enjoyed it, tho. Made me smile.

I love when you make my brain go somewhere I hadn't thought it would go when I woke up that morning. Thanks for the journeys you initiate.
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