10. January, 2016Uncategorized

Mr. Tamborine Man – The Byrds

Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
I’m not sleepy and there ain’t no place I’m going to
Hey, Mr. 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 swirling 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 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 ain’t no place I’m going to
Hey, Mr. Tambourine man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle morning, I’ll come followin’ you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyOzGPbn2tg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Tambourine_Man

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1409

Group members should listen to the song and read the lyrics before answering each of the following questions on looseleaf:

  • What type of person would listen to and enjoy this song in 1965? Would they most likely be a young child, teenager, or adult? Would they be rich or poor, urban or rural, male or female?
  • How is this song different from “Like a Rolling Stone?” Why would Bob Dylan’s song shock (and either excite or offend) the listener of our group’s song?
  • What would “Like a Rolling Stone” mean to our group’s listener?
  • Brainstorm a list of current songs with important social messages. Do all people who hear the songs react the same way? What are some of the different interpretations listeners could apply to each song?

Group members will create a PowerPoint to present to the class containing the following slides

Slide 1 – Song title, song author, and performer (may be the same), link to song to play for class

Slide 2 – 2-3 sentences on what the song is about

Slide 3&4 – Song Trivia – Historical background/images

Slide 4 – Images/Symbols that represent the song to the group