Song Details More songs by America
Tin Man
America
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But Oz never did give
Nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And cause never was
The reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

- the first George Martin produced single for America -

1974
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974
  • No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1974
  • the first single released from America's fourth studio album, Holiday (1974)
  • the fourth of seven Top-10 hits charted on the Hot 100 by America in their career
  • lead vocals on "Tin Man": Dewey Bunnell
  • drums on "Tin Man": Willie Leacox
  • America:
         Gerry Beckley - vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
         Dewey Bunnell - vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
         Dan Peek) - vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass
  • written by Dewey Bunnell
  • The Tin Man song title and lyric refer to the Tin Woodman character from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland; songwriter Dewey Bunnell: "My favorite movie, I guess. I always loved it as a kid. Very obscure lyrics."
  • produced, arranged by George Martin
  • engineered by Geoff Emerick
  • recorded at AIR Studios, London, England
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