Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin Guitar Chords

Bob Dylan

album rock, classic rock, folk, folk rock

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Chords: D, Bm, G, A, A6, A7, Em, Dsus4, A/E, D6, A/C#
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        The Times They Are A-Changin' (Alternate) - Bob Dylan
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Written by: Bob Dylan
Alternate Version, recorded October 23, 1963
From: "Love and Theft" (Bonus CD of Limited Edition)

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Drop D (+ capo 3rd fret)

A beautiful version in a different key and tuning. Dylan is obviously
experimenting here as he uses a different chord sequence in every 
chorus. Listen to it here: 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fla7ctvxmu5jxwj/TheTimes_Alternate.mp3

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capo: 3rd fret
play: D
key: F

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Special Voicings

       D-A-D-G-B-e
D      0-0-0-2-3-x (first verse)
       0-0-0-2-3-2 (later)
Bm     x-2-4-4-3-x
G      5-x-0-0-0-x
A      x-0-2-2-2-x
A6     x-0-4-2-2-x
A7     x-0-5-2-2-x
A/E    x-x-2-2-2-x
A/C#   x-2-2-2-2-x
Em     x-x-2-0-0-0
Dsus4  0-0-0-0-3-x
D *    0-0-4-x-3-x
D6     0-0-0-4-3-x

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INTRO
| D | % | % |


VERSE 1
     D             Bm   
Come gather 'round people
    G        | D | % |
Wherever you roam
      D            Bm
And admit that the waters
 G              A
Around you have grown
A6  A7 D            Bm
And ac-cept it that soon
          G               | D | % | 
You'll be drenched to the bone
        D       Em          | A  A6 | A7 |
If your time to you is worth savin'
         A7           G                  Bm          A 
Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone
        D     Dsus4 D *   A A6 A7 | D | % | % | % |
For the times they  are a-chan -  gin'


VERSE 2
     D           Bm   
Come writers and critics
    G                   | D | % |
Who prophesize with your pen
    D              Bm
And keep your eyes wide
           G           A
The chance won't come again
A6 A7 D               Bm
And   don't speak too soon
        G                | D | % |
For the wheel's still in spin
            D          Em           | A  A6 | A7 |
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
         A7   A6          G        A   A6 [ A7 ]
For the loser now will be later to win    (For ...)
A7      D     Dsus4 D *   A A6 A7 | D | % | % | % | % |
For the times they  are a-chan -   gin'


VERSE 3
     D         Bm
Come senators, congressmen
G               | D | % |
Please heed the call
      D            Bm
Don't stand in the doorway
      G            A   A6 [ A7 ]
Don't block up the hall   (For ...)
A7  D            Bm
For he that gets hurt
        G          | D | % |
Will be he who has stalled
    D      Em     | A  A6 | A7 |
The battle outside ragin'
     A7              A6          A/E
Will soon shake your windows and vibrate your walls
        D     D6   D *   A A6 A7 | D | % | % | % |
For the times they are a-chan -   gin'


VERSE 4
     D           Bm
Come mothers and fathers
G              | D | % |
Throughout the land
    D          Bm
And don't criticize
         G            A   A6 [ A7 ]
What you can't understand     (Your ...)
A7   D             Bm
Your sons and your daughters
      G            | D | % |
Are beyond your command
     D           Em     | A  A6 | A7 |
Your old road is rapidly agin'
           A7         A6             Bm              A  A6 [ A7 ]
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand  (For ...)
A7      D     Dsus4 D *   A A6 A7 | D | % | % | % | 
For the times they  are a-chan -   gin'


VERSE 5
    D          Bm
The line it is drawn
        G           | D | % |
And the curse it is cast
    D        Bm
The slow one now
     G        | A  A6 | A7 |
Will later be fast     (As ...)
A7     D       Bm
As the present now
     G        | D | % |
Will later be past
    D        Em     | A  A6 | A7 |
The order is rapidly fadin'
        A7        A6       A/E      A/C#
And the first one now will later be last
        D                A A6 A7 | D |  D
For the times they are a-chan -   gin'
                            (ritardando)


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