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Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine


1968
Label: Buddah Records - BDS 5009 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
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It was the biggest hit by the s Ohio -based rock group The Lemon Pipersas well as the title track of their debut album, Green Tambourine. The song was one of the first bubblegum pop chart-toppers and became a gold record. Released toward the end ofit spent 13 weeks on the U. Billboard Hotpeaking at No. The record remained on the chart for three months.

She said:. In early Spring,while standing in front of the Brill Building I watched a man holding a tambourine begging for money. I wrote a poem about him and called the poem, 'Green Tambourine. Sometimes I wonder what happened to the man in front of the Brill Building, holding a tambourine begging for money. I remember writing the lyric, 'watch the jingle jangle start to shine, reflections of the music that is mine.

When you toss a coin you'll hear it sing. Now listen while I play my Green Tambourine' as if it were yesterday. The song tells the story of a street musician pleading for someone to give him money. In exchange he offers to play his green tambourine. The song's instrumentation contains the titular tambourine as well as an electric sitar[8] a frequent signature of the so-called " psychedelic sound".

Another hook is the heavy, psychedelic tape echo applied to the word "play" in each chorus and at the end, fading into a drumroll "Listen while I play play play play play Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine play my green tambourine". The echo is noticeably different in the mono and stereo mixes. The mono version also starts fading out slightly earlier than in the stereo version.

While the Lemon Pipers played on the record, producer and joint author-composer Leka hired a string section to accompany the band, to add extra depth to the already psychedelic arrangement.

The single's B-side, "No Help from Me," featured lead vocal by keyboardist Bob Nave and did not appear on either of the group's two albums. Miller covered the song on her album Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing. Robert Goulet covered the song for the film Recess: School's Outproviding the singing voice for the character Mikey, releasing it as a single from the Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers - Green Tambourine soundtrack of the same name.

Aint Yo Bidness - Insane Clown Posse - The Wraith - Shangri-La Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paddy Fahys Reel - David Surette - Trip To Kemper the album, see Green Tambourine album. Psychedelic rock [2] psychedelic pop [3] bubblegum pop [4].

Paul Leka Shelley Pinz. The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. September 28, Retrieved November 4, Hal Leonard Corporation. Retrieved August 14, Omnibus Press. Retrieved March 28, Crowell: History, Vintage Danelectro". Retrieved 13 August Retrieved April 23, Retrieved 5 September Accessed July 29, Accessed July 28, Retrieved May 5, Miller Does Her Thing - Mrs.

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  1. "Green Tambourine" is a song about busking, written and composed by Paul Leka (who also produced it) and Shelley Pinz. It was the biggest hit by the s Ohio-based rock group The Lemon Pipers, as well as the title track of their debut album, Green Tambourine. The song was one of the first bubblegum pop chart-toppers and became a gold granilargardajindforcerunner.infoinfo: Psychedelic rock, psychedelic .
  2. Sep 01,  · This song by "The Lemon Pipers" was released late in and made it to number 1 on the Billboard hot in February , and this song has been credited as being one of the first bubblegum pop.
  3. The Lemon Pipers were a s psychedelic rock band from Oxford, Ohio, known chiefly for their song "Green Tambourine", which reached No. 1 in the United States in The song has been credited as being the first bubblegum pop granilargardajindforcerunner.infoinfo: Psychedelic rock, bubblegum pop.
  4. Oct 17,  · Drop your silver in my tambourine Help a poor man fill a pretty dream Give me pennies, I'll take anything Now listen while I play My green tambourine Watch the .
  5. May 20,  · "Meet The Lemon Pipers or The Cincinnati Underground Arrives". This album is dedicated to Irene Wabau (whoever she may be) Publishing info: A1, A2, A4, A5, A7 to B4 - Kama Sutra Music, Inc. A3 - Anjoe Music A6 - Kama Sutra Music, Inc. & B. Pipers Corp. The Lemon Pipers: Green Tambourine /5().

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