Hear Marcus Mumford Sing a ‘Lost’ Bob Dylan Song
'When I Get My Hands On You' comes from a 'The New Basement Tapes"
After getting the first taste of the T Bone Burnett-produced The New Basement Tapes — wherein notables like Jim James, Elvis Costello, and Marcus Mumford pay tribute to Bob Dylan by giving life to a collection of lost lyrics dating back to his legendary “Basement Tapes sessions” — it was obvious fans were in store for a treat.
Here to validate that assumption is an all-star team that includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens. The new track, “When I Get My Hands On You” (via Pretty Much Amazing) is a more down-tempo number than the previously released cut “Nothing to It.” This time around, the song is led by Mumford’s tenor, tremolo guitar, and a gentle, violin-plucked melody.
The romantic ode’s overwhelming lyrics hinge on a powerful chorus: “Now you know, everywhere on earth you go, you’re gonna have me as your man,” as Mumford — in Dylan’s priceless words — tells his love interest how it is and how it’s going to be. Watch the song’s lyric video above, and look out for The New Basement Tapes to be released November 11 via Harvest Records with pre-orders now available, including some costly autographed deluxe options.