'Hurdy Gurdy Man' was influenced by the sounds I heard there." Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man (1968) A hurdy-gurdy is an odd instrument resembling an organ grinder. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/tlkmFw Watch the video for Hurdy Gurdy Man from Donovan's Donovan's Greatest Hits for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options The Hurdy Gurdy Man is a chronicler. Donovan wanted MacLeod's band to record it but they played it in a heavy rock style and Donovan wanted it light and acoustic, so he kept it for himself. (C) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/tlkmFw r/videos: The best place for video content of all kinds. Please read the sidebar below for our rules.
Although more than one kind of instrument is popularly known as a hurdy-gurdy, Wikipedia tells us that "The hurdy gurdy or hurdy-gurdy is a stringed instrument that produces sound by a crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings." Music video by Donovan performing Hurdy Gurdy Man (audio). The Hurdy Gurdy Man is like a bard. It was recorded in April 1968 and released the following month as a single.The song gave its name to the album The Hurdy Gurdy Man, which was released in October of that year in the United States.The single reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. "Hurdy Gurdy Man" is a song by the Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. Music video by Donovan performing Hurdy Gurdy Man (audio).
Hurdy Gurdy Man Lyrics: Thrown like a star in my vast sleep / I open my eyes to take a peep / To find that I was by the sea / Me gazing with tranquility / It was then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man / Came Donovan wrote the song for his old guitar mentor Mac MacLeod, who had formed a power trio he called "Hurdy Gurdy."