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View Poll Results: Which version of the song "Mr. Tambourine Man" do you like better?
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Old 10-11-06, 11:55 PM
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Simple question, which version of the song "Mr Tambourine Man" do you like better: Bob Dylan (who also wrote it) or The Byrds?

I'll throw in an other in the offhand chance that there's a third version worthy of note that I've forgotten/with which I am not familiar. Please specify though.
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Old 10-12-06, 01:45 AM
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Shatner. Followed by The Byrds.
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For years I liked the Dylan version better. Now I prefer The Byrds'. I've always preferred their version of "My Back Pages".
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Shatner. Followed by The Byrds.
Exactly. There are very few moments in life as wonderful as the end of Shatner's version.
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Old 10-12-06, 09:40 AM
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Dylan. As much as I like the Byrds' version, it's only one verse long.

And I've always preferred their original songs to their Dylan covers.
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Old 10-12-06, 10:07 AM
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Dylan's by a mile, partly because I get chills every time he gets to this verse:

Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind,
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves,
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach,
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands,
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves,
Let me forget about today until tomorrow.
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Old 10-12-06, 10:27 AM
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Dylan, especially the live versions from At Budokan or The Bootleg Series: "Royal Albert Hall Concert" and "Rolling Thunder Revue '75".
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definitely shatner.
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Old 10-13-06, 05:58 AM
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