The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man
On The Acoustic

The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man On The Acoustic Guitar

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Below is a free downloadable pdf chord sheet to help you learn this song. As well, my free acoustic demo will show you how I play this number. And if you use the lyrics on the page you can play and sing along with me, or use the video near the bottom.

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The Byrds
Mr Tambourine Man
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song was written by Bob Dylan and has more lyrics to it then what The Byrds recorded in their version. Dylan released his version in Mach 1965 and The Byrds a month later, which went to #1 in both the US and UK and was the title of their debut album. This song actually introduced a new phrase in music called "Folk Rock".

As a side note, The Byrds band name was created in 1964 after Michael Clarke and Chris Hillman joined over Thanksgiving 1964. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root up down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes just the intro/outtro
  • Chords = D, A, G

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The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man Lyrics 

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

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship
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 to go under it

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

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