The Man in Me

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"The Man in Me"
Song by Bob Dylan from the album New Morning
Released October 19, 1970
Recorded June–August 1970
Studio B and Studio E, Columbia Studio Building, 49 East 52nd Street, New York City[1][2]
Genre Rock
Length 3:10
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Johnston

"The Man in Me" is a song from Bob Dylan's 1970 album New Morning. The early seventies marked a slow point in Dylan's music production, and after New Morning, Dylan focused on literary pursuits.[3]

It is featured in the soundtrack to the 1998 Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski. It plays during the stylized opening title sequence and during the hallucination sequence after the Dude is punched and his rug stolen. More recently it has been performed live by the film's star, Jeff Bridges, at Lebowski Fest, an audience-participation oriented event commemorating the film.

Other recorded versions[edit]

In 1975 the song was covered by London reggae band Matumbi, with another reggae version recorded by Joe Cocker the following year. The song was also covered by The Clash during sessions for the album that was to become London Calling. It is available on The Vanilla Tapes. More recently it was covered by alternative rock group Say Anything; a demo version of the cover features Chris Conley (of Saves the Day) on vocals. It has also been covered by David Bazan (who regularly plays it live), Jenoah, Vandaveer, Buffalo Tom, and My Morning Jacket.


  1. ^ Heylin, Clinton, Bob Dylan: The Recording Sessions 1960-94. Penguin. UK; St Martin’s Press, US, 1995. ISBN 0-312-13439-8. Cf. p.84 on use of Studio B and Studio E in New York City in 1970 which were at the Columbia Studio Building.
  2. ^ Bjoerner, Olof, "Still On The Road: 1970 Recording SESSIONS"
  3. ^ Spampinato, Lynn. "Bob Dylan". Gale. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 

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