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Blowing in the Wind

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Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan

 Capo 7th Fret - 4/4 Time
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Suggested Picking Pattern: (Travis Pick)
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  Root note of the chord

   G                 C                 D7
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e|-3-------3-----| |-0-------0-----| |-2-------2-----| 
B|-----0-------0-| |-----1-------1-| |-----1-------1-| 
G|---------------| |---------------| |---2-------2---|  
D|---0-------0---| |---2-------2---| |-0-----0-------| 
A|---------------| |-3-----3-------| |---------------| 
E|-3-----3-------| |---------------| |---------------|

Intro:  C  D  G  Em  C  D  G  ‘   


 G        C           G         '
How many roads must a man walk down
 G          C          G        D7 
Before you call him a man?
 G        C           G         '
How many seas must a white dove sail
 G          C             D     D7
Before she sleeps in the sand?
 G        C             G            '  
How many times must the cannonballs fly
 G             C        G       '
Before they're forever banned?

 C             D7         G              Em 
The answer my friends is blowing in the wind
 C             D7             G          '
The answer is blowing in the wind

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
How many years must some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
And how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see? (the answer)


How many time can a man look up
Before he sees the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
And how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?


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Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan

Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Adder: Cindy Green [ BigGreenC ]
Date: 7/13/2012
Updated: 1/29/2021
Audio: BigGreenC's Music Library
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Genre: Folk
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Blowing in the Wind

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Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Blowing in the Wind

Blowin in the Wind is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released on his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" has been described as "impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind"

In a 60 Minutes interview, Dylan said that he probably wrote "Blowin' in the Wind" in 10 minutes. Dylan originally wrote and performed a two-verse version of the song; its first public performance, at Gerde's Folk City on April 16, 1962, was recorded and circulates among Dylan collectors. Shortly after this performance, he added the middle verse to the song. Some published versions of the lyrics reverse the order of the second and third verses, apparently because Dylan simply appended the middle verse to his original manuscript, rather than writing out a new copy with the verses in proper order. The song was published for the first time in May 1962, in the sixth issue of Broadside, the magazine founded by Pete Seeger and devoted to topical songs.

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