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The Starbugs – Mr Tambourine Man

An evening pause: Sung by Jessie Hillel, Sarah Whitaker, Roisin Anderson, Ben Anderson, Rebecca Jenkins. From the youtube page: “We have re-pitched this captivating selection of favourites to suit children’s voices.”

Truly one of Bob Dylan’s most beautiful and poetic songs.

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  • Tom

    Written by Jerry Jeff Walker.

  • Edward_2

    IMO, Creepy Kids.

  • Marcus Spiker

    Jerry Jeff Walker did not Mr. Tambourine Man. Bob Dylan did.

  • Tom Biggar


    Everything I have cites Dylan as the author of Mr Tambourine Man. Perhaps you are thinking of Mr. Bojangles, which Jerry Jeff wrote?

    Tom B

  • David M. Cook

    I‘ve always liked the Byrds‘ version.

  • Tom

    You are correct. My mistake.

  • Col Beausabre

    IIRC, the Byrds cut their version before Dylan released his,

    (Yes, I was right. “The Byrds version is based on Bob Dylan’s demo of the song that he recorded during sessions for his 1964 album Another Side of Bob Dylan (Dylan’s version was not yet released when The Byrds recorded it))

    but had to hold up on their release due to technicalities in how licensing works.

    It’s called “Mechanical License” and it states that once you release a song, anyone is entitled to perform it as long as they pay the statutory licensing fee.

    “The song must have already been recorded and distributed by the copyright owner. Another way this is stated is that the copyright owner gets “first use” of their creation. Note that the copyright owner has to be the one who recorded it; if someone else steals their work and records it, that doesn’t qualify as “previously recorded.” Also, recording it is not enough. The copyright owner has to have made it available for public consumption.”

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