Bob Dylan - Blowin In The Wind Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Chords: G, C, G/B, D/A, C/B, D/F#, C/G, D
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                Blowin' in the Wind – Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
From: "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" (1963)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

As of December 2017, Dylan has performed this song in concert roughly 1,500
times (http://bobdylan.com/songs/blowin-wind/) in very different arrangements.
This probably is the reason why people disagree so violently about keys,
chords, capo positions etc. Dylan changes all of these ever so often –
it all depends on which version one is talking about.

For this tab, I had a closer look at the studio version released on "The
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" in 1963 and tried to put down what I heard. This
version is in D major, but Dylan is using a capo 7th fret here and is
playing G major.

capo: 7th fret
play: G
key: D

For original chords transpose this tab -5 to D

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SPECIAL VOICINGS

       E-A-D-G-B-e
G/B    x-2-0-0-0-3
D/A    x-0-0-2-3-2
C/B    x-2(2)0-1-0
D/F#   2-x-0-2-3-2
C/G    3-x-2-0-1-0

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[Intro]
| G | % |


[Verse]
G        C     G/B    D/A      G
How many roads must a man walk down
  G        C    G/B   G
Before you call him a man?
G        C    G/B    D/A        G
How many seas must a white dove sail
  G        C      G/B    D/A
Before she sleeps in the sand?
         G        C     G/B      D/A         G
Yes, ’n’ how many times must the cannonballs fly
  G            C  G/B  G
Before they’re forever banned?

    C C/B      D/A  D/F#  G              C    C/G
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    C C/B     D/A            | G |
The answer is blowin’ in the wind


[Interlude] harmonica
| C C/B | D/A | G | C C/G |
| C C/B | D/A | G | G |


[Verse]
         G        C     G/B   D/A       G
Yes, ’n’ how many years can a mountain exist
G            C      G/B    G
Before it is washed to the sea?
         G        C     G/B      D/A     G
Yes, ’n’ how many years can some people exist
G               C      G/B   D/A
Before they’re allowed to be free?
         G        C     G/B   D/A          G
Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head
   G          C    G/B     G
An’pretend he just doesn’t see?

    C C/B      D/A  D/F#  G              C    C/G
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    C C/B     D/A            | G |
The answer is blowin’ in the wind


[Interlude] harmonica
| C C/B | D/A | G | C C/G |
| C C/B | D/A D/F# | G | G |


[Verse]
         G         C              D        G
Yes, ’n’ how many ... times must a man look up
  G           C G/B   G
Before he can see the sky?
         G        C C/G     D      D/F# G
Yes, ’n’ how many ears must one man     have
G             C    G/B   | D/A D/F# | D/A D/F# |
Before he can hear people cry?
         G        C      G/B     D/A          G
Yes, ’n’ how many deaths will it take till he knows
     G        C           G/B     G
That too many people have died?

    C C/B      D/A  D/F#  G              C    C/G
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    C C/B     D/A            | G |
The answer is blowin’ in the wind


[Coda] harmonica
| C C/B | D/A | G | C C/G |
| C C/B | D/A | G   G

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