Jingle Jangle

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When I saw today’s one-word prompt, “jangle,” three songs came to mind.

One was the Gene Autry song from back when I was a kid. It was actually recorded before I was born and I don’t remember much about the song other than this refrain:

I got spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle
As I go riding merrily along
And they sing, “Oh, ain’t you glad you’re single”
And that song ain’t so very far from wrong

I was just a kid, so I didn’t really understand the meaning, but it was catchy.

The second was Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man. It’s relevant refrain is:

Hey Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me
In the jingle jangle mornin’ I’ll come followin’ you

I preferred the Byrds’ version of the song over Dylan’s. The Byrds’ version was released in the same year as Dylan’s version and became a number one best-seller.

The third song was Jerry Jeff Walker’s Mr. Bojangles. Although the song was originally recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968, I mostly remember the version sung by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band from 1970. This song was also catchy. But I wasn’t sure I could use if for today’s prompt, since it’s “Bojangles,” and not “jangle.”

And that’s why I’m glad I thought of the Gene Autry and Bob Dylan songs first!


Note: this post has been edited by me because in the original version I attributed Mr. Bojangles to Bob Dylan, when, in fact, it was composed by Jerry Jeff Walker. Sorry about that.

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23 thoughts on “Jingle Jangle”

    1. Thanks, Sight. But I actually made a factual error, attributing Dylan as the composer of Mr. Bojangles. I edited the post to correct the facts, but I did refer to another song composed by Dylan, Mr. Tambourine Man.

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      1. Ohh.. Who is that.. Are you Fandango’s kid playing with your dad post?Your dad has a certain way of pulling everyone’s pant down(and raising girls skirt) in public with his Satirical comments.. Hey Fandango look who is writing your comments..

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  1. It’s interesting to think how different versions of songs stick with you better than others for social or emotional reasons, quote specifically hallelujah recorded live by Sheryl crow sticks in my memory even though I’m quite a big Leonard Cohen fan.

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      1. I checked it is only working for those who have unmarked me. For others it is still the same.. I cannot comment on Sandi or Yassi page.. Or even Allison for the matter.. I have reported it to Akismet… But it is going nowhere.. Should I delete this site?

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        1. I don’t know what to recommend. You can wait and see if a solution can be found, or maybe delete Sight11 and start again with Sight12. You can always export you posts before you delete your current account and then import them all into your new one if you choose to go that route.

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