The Man in Me

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"The Man in Me"
Song by Bob Dylan
from the album New Morning
ReleasedOctober 19, 1970
RecordedJune 5, 1970
Studio B, Columbia Studio Building, 49 East 52nd Street, New York City
GenreRock
Length3:10
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Bob Dylan
Producer(s)Bob Johnston

"The Man in Me" is a song from Bob Dylan's 1970 album New Morning.

In other media[edit]

The song 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.

The song was featured in The Simpsons episode "The Town" during a bowling montage (likely in reference to The Big Lebowski).

The song was featured in the soundtrack to the 2013 documentary The Smash Brothers, highlighting the career of Ken Hoang and paying homage to The Big Lebowski.

Other recorded versions[edit]

In 1971, the song was covered by Lonnie Mack on his album, The Hills of Indiana. In 1975, it 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 Al Kooper, David Bazan (who regularly plays it live), Jenoah, Vandaveer, Buffalo Tom, and My Morning Jacket.

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