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THE MIGHTY QUINN (QUINN THE ESKIMO)
Manfred Mann

- words and music by Bob Dylan
- Manfred Mann's cover reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968
- lyrics as recorded by Manfred Mann and included on the 1996 compilation
album "Rock Almanac, Volume Three - The 1960s" (Sony DMK 81024)

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Everybody's building ships and boats
Some are building monuments, others are jotting down notes
Everybody's in despair, every girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Everybody's gonna jump for joy

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

I like to go just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet
But jumping queues and makin' haste, just ain't my cup of meat
Everyone's beneath the trees, feedin' pigeons on a limb
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
All the pigeons gonna run to him

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Let me do what I wanna do, I can't decide 'em all
Just tell me where to put 'em and I'll tell you who to call
Nobody can get no sleep, there's someone on everyone's toes
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Everybody's gonna wanna doze

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn
Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn



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    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 5:42 am
    I thought 20 years , until today that is mighty queen (ouch) so then who the hell is mighty quinn ?
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 2:32 am
    Good old bob dylan! His streams of consciousness are always open to interpretation. Who is the mighty quinn? What is his power over pigeons on a limb? How does he put people to sleep? My favorite line: "but jumping queues and makin' haste, just ain't my cup of meat. "

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