Blowin In The Wind

Bob Dylan

 How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man
 How many seas must the white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand
And how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they're forever banned

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

 How many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea
 How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free
Yes and How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see


 How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky
 How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry
 How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died

The answer is blowin' in the wind

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C D Em G G/F#
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Quotelawrence (report comment to admin):
this song seems to be played here in the wrong key as I have played it starting with C then to F back to C and ending on G, I am not a music teacher I just have a good ear.
Bodge (report comment to admin):
It should be G,C,D
KDH01 (report comment to admin):
Try playing. A D E  to me it sounds better
Buzzwagon (report comment to admin):
The chords at the end of the first verse should go "Is Blowin' in the wind" G, F#/G, Em
bwnichols (report comment to admin):
Great song for bar chord and key change practice. Bar position for chords shown above...

G: 3 5 5 4 3 3
C: 3 3 5 5 5 3
D: 5 5 7 7 7 5

Now you can easily change keys by sliding it up and down the neck.

Tip: Play C and D with two fingers; index @ bar position & ring finger! It may sound funny at first but keep at it and you'll find the 'sweet spot'. My hands and fingers are 'average', you don't need Hendrix claws to do it!

justwandering (report comment to admin):
Try C F C AM... C F G7     Chorus F G7 C E7 AM ... F G7 C  Right Bob?
nzbowman (report comment to admin):
This is pretty good but sounds even better with capo on 7th fret
ejohn (report comment to admin):
The first verse should be

G, C, G, C;
G, C, D.

Then repeat for all versus.

Chorus is, (beginning with "The answer my friend is . . . ");

C, D, G, Em;
C, D, G.

Very, very simple as folk is intened to be and Dylan followed.
grunter (report comment to admin):



this is the right way