Album: Bob Dylan At Budokan (Remastered) Heyo! Within a year of its release on Another Side of Bob Dylan, it had also become one of Dylan's most familiar songs to pop and rock audiences, due to hit cover versions by Cher and the Byrds. On the album, Cher covered three songs written and performed by Bob Dylan, "All I Really Want to Do", "Blowin' in the Wind", and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right". That’s all getting technical so I will stop – but take it from me, the fun comes from that lilting 1 2 3, and that was very unusual in a popular song. To fall in love with you. Your email address will not be published. Capo 2nd fret (sounding key A major) Chords: C/d xx0553 G/d xx0433 C/g 3x2013 G'/d xxx430 (or – occasionally (i.e. So I came back with some trepidation to it – not least because it was never one of my absolute favourite Dylan songs, and I didn’t particularly care for the Byrds version of it either. [5] Although All I Really Want to Do reached the UK Album Chart, it failed to chart in Europe. All I really want to do Is baby be friends with you. I thought I would submit the best way to play this song from Bob Dylan's 2nd 1964 album ''Another Side Of Bob Dylan''. The link is below – and what really engages me in this is the enthusiasm and drive – it just pushes the song forward at a rare old pace, no hanging around extending certain syllables for no particular purpose. Review: RIFF-it. Frighten you or tighten you Chain you down or bring you down, I ain’t lookin’ to block you up Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. All I Really Want to Do was a success on the Billboard 200 album chart, peaking at #16. The album also contained the Bono-penned song, "Dream Baby", which had been released as a single in 1964 by Cher, under the pseudonym of Cherylin. Difficulty level: Easy. (Actually that doesn’t work if the doggerel “Roses are red violets are blue” isn’t famous where you live. All I Really Want To Do **Capo second fret** Chords used: EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE C x32010 G 320003 D xx0232 Intro: G C G D G I ain't looking to compete with you C G D G Beat or cheat or mistreat you C G D G Simplify you classify you C G D G Deny defy or crucify you G C G C G All I really want to do D G C G D G C G D G C G is baby be friends with you. Album version. Another Side session, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 9.jun.1964, album version I ain't lookin' to compete with you Beat or cheat or mistreat you Simplify you or classify you Deny, defy or crucify you All i really want to do Is baby be friends with you. Deny, defy or crucify you. Bob Dylan – All I Really Want to Do. "All I Really Want to Do" was one of the more popular of the first songs that Bob Dylan recorded after his break from topical songwriting, on 1964's Another Side of Bob Dylan album. Is, baby, be friends with you. Simplify you, classify you. [4] After the success of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" single, Bono decided to promote his wife as a solo act, producing her first full-length album himself. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options "All I Really Want to Do" was the first single to be released by Cher under that name and was also her first solo hit. As for the Byrds version, I hardly played it at all (it was on the radio all the time, and I remember seeing them mime in badly on Top of the Pops) but I did like “I’ll probably feel a whole lot better” which I recall being on the B side. [4] The album also included Ray Davies' "I Go to Sleep", which was later a hit in the UK for The Pretenders, and Cher's version of the traditional song, "See See Rider", arranged by Sonny Bono, Charles Greene, and Robert Stone. All I Really Wanna Do - Bob Dylan Tabbed by: Wilber E-mail: timi_hendrix1@hotmail.com Tuning: Standard This song is simple, but fun. ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO | Bob Dylan. Finalize you or advertise you, I don’t want to straight-face you Analyze you, categorize you Album: Masked and Anonymous. On the album, Cher covered three songs written and performed by Bob Dylan, "All I Really Want to Do", "Blowin' in the Wind", and "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right". Playing Style: Strummed. All I really want to do Is, baby, be friends with you. All I Really Wanna Do - Bob Dylan Tabbed by: Wilber E-mail: timi_hendrix1@hotmail.com Tuning: Standard This song is simple, but fun. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues II: The Thoughts Of Mary Jane. Dylan, here, is exposing, and pushing back on, the conventions and contrivances of male-female relationships and what they’re supposed to be. 0:24. Learn how to play Bob Dylan – All I Really Want To Do note-for-note on guitar. I ain't lookin' to block you up, Shock or knock or lock you up, Analyze you, categorize you, Finalize you or advertise you. About All I Really Want To Do "All I Really Want to Do" is a song written by Bob Dylan and featured on his Tom Wilson-produced 1964 album, Another Side of Bob Dylan (see 1964 in music). Lyrics to 'All I Really Want to Do' by Bob Dylan. You can beat in fours to the song, but when you do that you are beating the first quaver in the bar. Simplify you, classify you. / Capo on the 2nd Fret: / [Verses] C G/B D7 G I ain't lookin' to compet ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO CHORDS (ver 3) by Bob Dylan @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com This song is a four minute plea to a girl to stay together as friends. "All I Really Want to Do" is a song written by Bob Dylan and featured on his Tom Wilson-produced 1964 album, Another Side of Bob Dylan (see 1964 in music). All I Really Want to Do. I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you. All I really want to do E Asus A D A E A Is, baby, be friends with you. Bob Dylan and Bette Midler - You've Really Got A Hold On Me (Outtake 1975) Dylan Station. Highlight. Anyway, the song was written and produced in 1964, and the above recording comes from maybe a year later, so Dylan had had time to play with the piece and find new ways to do it. In 1992, All I Really Want to Do and Cher's follow-up solo album, The Sonny Side of Chér, were reissued on one CD by EMI Records. Bob Dylan - All I Really Want To Do. The lesson teaches Dylan’s guitar part from the original album version. Dylan is offering a relationship based on respect--a friendship. I don't want to straight-face you Race or chase you, track or trace you Or disgrace you or displace you Or define you or confine you All I really want to do Is, baby, be friends with you. This is one of them. I have to admit that there are some early Dylan songs which I bought upon release and played to death, and now haven’t listened to for years. Words and music Bob Dylan Released on Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) and Greatest Hits II (1971). The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do (With Lyrics) - YouTube All I really want to do. Is, baby, be friends with you. Here We Go Again: The Movie Soundtrack, The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=All_I_Really_Want_to_Do_(album)&oldid=999375809, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Articles with album ratings that need to be turned into prose, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Recorded at Gold Star Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 21:27. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American musician, poet and artist whose position in popular culture is unique. The girl appears to think that the narrator wants to progress their friendship, but the narrator continually assures her that "All I really want to do, is baby, be friends with you." The initial idea to cover "All I Really Want to Do" came when Cher heard the Los Angeles folk rock band, The Byrds, perform it during their pre-fame residency at Ciro's nightclub on the Sunset Strip in March 1965. A world where as a guy you actually might be able to turn down one girl and be sure there is another in waiting. I Want You Bob Dylan (Set 2 No 7 17 November 1993 – Bob Dylan – New York, NY – The Supper Club. But looking at the lyrics now, what Dylan is saying he doesn’t want to do it fairly awful, No, and I ain’t lookin’ to fight with you Artist: Bob Dylan. The playfulness is so perfect however, not just because I have not heard this before now, but because I always thought the song was of itself a bit of a parody with all those rhymes – a laugh at moon/June (or as one of my t-shirts says, “wouldn’t poetry be difficult if violets were orange”). Bob Dylan at Budokan; All I Really Want to Do Lyrics . [6] Although The Byrds planned to issue "All I Really Want to Do" as a single themselves, they were largely unconcerned with the imminent release of Cher's recording, feeling that there was enough room in the charts for both versions. No, and I ain’t lookin’ to fight with you. No, and I ain't lookin' to fight with you. (He probably does want to become lovers but that is irrelevant to the song.) This song is a #1 hit off his 1964 album 'Another Side Of Bob Dylan'. by Bob Dylan. [6] In a retaliatory attempt to bury Cher's version, Columbia rush-released The Byrds' "All I Really Want to Do" single and both versions entered the Billboard Hot 100 during the same week. Beat or cheat or mistreat you. It’s incredibly simple in concept – I just want to be friends – and that simplicity is emphasised by … I ain’t lookin’ to compete with you, Beat or cheat or mistreat you, Simplify you, classify you, Deny, defy or crucify you. See like / me or / be like / me. Dylan Station. ALBUM: ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN [1964]; TESTO. One song to the tune of another: One More Night. I ain't lookin' to compete with you. from album: Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964) I ain't lookin' to compete with you Beat or cheat or mistreat you Simplify you, classify you Deny, defy or crucify you All I really want to do ... All I really want to do Is, baby, be friends with you. D A E A I don't want to straight-face you, D A E A Race or chase you, track or trace you, D A E A Or disgrace you or displace you, D A E A Or define you or confine you. Or disgrace you or displace you Within a year, it also became one of his most familiar songs to the pop audience, as it was covered for a hit by both the Byrds and Cher. Bar Chords: No. All I really want to do Is baby be friends with you. Now he’s saying I just want to be your friend, and enjoying himself so much that I immediately got the idea that this was not all he wants to do. Difficulty level: Easy. Beat or cheat or mistreat you. All Directions at Once: When it comes to Bob, does truth matter? 1:14. Which shows what I know – in the UK the song was a great hit for the Byrds and for Cher, and for a 15 year old living in rural Dorset (a county on the south coast of England) where the number of girls who might actually understand what any of this was about (not that I did anyway) was limited, it gave an insight into a world of mystique. No, and I ain't lookin' to fight with you, Frighten you or uptighten you, Drag you down or drain you down, Chain you down or bring you down. All I Really Want To Do **Capo second fret** Chords used: EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE C x32010 G 320003 D xx0232 Intro: G C G D G I ain't looking to compete with you C G D G Beat or cheat or mistreat you C G D G Simplify you classify you C G D G Deny defy or crucify you G C G C G All I really want to do D G C G D G C G D G C G is baby be friends with you. Dylan Station. Listen online and get new recommendations, only at Last.fm I ain’t lookin’ for you to feel like me All I Really Want To Do. Thus you might imagine my complete surprise when, on responding to a request to review the song, I did my usual trawl to find unusual recordings of the song on line and found one that really knocked me out. Find Bob Dylan – All I Really Want to Do lyrics and search for Bob Dylan. At the same time that the duo Sonny & Cher were debuting on Atco Records, Sonny Bono arranged a solo deal for Cher on the Imperial label. Written by: Bob Dylan. Required fields are marked *, The meaning behind the music and words of Bob Dylan. Live versions on At Budokan (1978) and Live 1964 (2004) Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem. RIFF-it good. F C/E G7 C I don't want to meet your kin, F C G7 C Make you spin or do you in, F F/E G7 C Or select you or dissect you, F C G7 C Or inspect you or reject you. The whole song revolves around that lilting feeling of 123 123 123 123. Capo 2nd fret (sounding key A major) [3] The album was again reissued on one CD with The Sonny Side of Chér by BGO Records in 2005 in the UK only. It’s incredibly simple in concept – I just want to be friends – and that simplicity is emphasised by the multiple rhymes within the song. Tuning: Standard. The song was later included on the 1967 Sonny & Cher soundtrack album, Good Times. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options I ain't lookin' to compete with you Beat or cheat or mistreat you Simplify you, classify you, deny, defy or crucify you. [5] The album remained in the UK chart for nine weeks between early October and late November. [6][7] A minor controversy between Cher and The Byrds ensued when it was alleged by Columbia Records (The Byrds' record label) that Cher and Sonny Bono had taped one of The Byrds' appearances at Ciro's without permission, in order to use some of the band's repertoire ("All I Really Want to Do" and "The Bells of Rhymney") on Cher's own album. Anyway, the song was written and produced in 1964, and the above recording comes from maybe a year later, so Dylan had had time to play with the piece and find new ways to do it. I don’t want to meet your kin, Make you spin or do you in, Or select you or dissect you, Or inspect you or reject you. Bob Dylan - All I Really Want to Do - Live, Remastered Lyrics. It is arguably one of the most popular songs that Dylan wrote in the period immediately after he … All I Really Want to Do by Bob Dylan. "[10] Sendra went on to note that "Cher isn't the most subtle singer, but she sounds young and full of life on these tracks, like she really believes in what she is singing (a feeling you don't always get on her more lightweight material)."[10]. All I really want to do Is, baby, be friends with you. I am, at heart, quite a nice guy really. 6:28. The lesson teaches Dylan’s guitar … I Want You Bob Dylan (Set 2 No 7 17 November 1993 – Bob Dylan – New York, NY – The Supper Club. [9], All I Really Want to Do has received positive reviews from music critics, with Tim Sendra, of the Allmusic website, giving the album four stars. Bob Dylan Revisited - Th Don't Think Twice, It's All Right Maggie's Farm Bob Dylan Revisited - The Remasters Dear Landlord To Be Alone with You To Ramona Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. Bob Dylan – All I Really Want To Do Lyrics. Thumb-over Chords: No. II (1971) on the live album The Bootleg Series Vol. (If you know what I mean – but hell, I was about 15 at the time, so my interpretation was warped by what was happening to me). Besides, probably by the time people were hearing this version, they already knew what the Byrds were doing with it. The album was Cher's first solo project since the release of her two unsuccessful 1964 singles, "Ringo, I Love You" and "Dream Baby", released under the pseudonyms Bonnie Jo Mason and Cherilyn respectively. Watch the video for All I Really Want to Do from Bob Dylan's Another Side of Bob Dylan for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Bob Dylan Lyrics. Lyrics to "All I Really Want To Do" by BOB DYLAN: I ain't lookin' to compete with you / Beat or cheat or mistreat you / Simplify you, classify you / Deny, defy or crucify you / All I really want to do / Is, baby, be friends with you. 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