Blowin’ In The Wind chords by Bob Dylan


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Blowin’ In The Wind | Chords + Lyrics (capo 7)


Intro

| G |

Verse 1

| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | G |
How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?
| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | D D/A D D/A |
Yes, and how many seas must a white dove sail, before she sleeps in the sand?
| G C G/B | D/A D/F# G | G C G/B | G |
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly, before they’re forever banned?

Chorus 1

| C G/B D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/A D | 2/4 G |
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Instrumental 1

| C G/B D D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/F# | G |

Verse 2

| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | G |
How many years can a mountain exist, before it’s washed to the sea?
| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | D D/A D D/A |
Yes, and how many years can some people exist, before they’re allowed to be free?
| G C G/B | D/A D/F# G | G C G/B | G |
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?

Chorus 2

| C G/B D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/A D | 2/4 G |
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Instrumental 2

| C G/B D D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/F# | G |

Verse 3

| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | G |
How many times must a man look up, before he can see the sky?
| G C G/B | D/A D G | G C G/B | D D/A D D/A |
Yes, and how many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry?
| G C G/B | D/A D/F# G | G C G/B | G |
Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows, that too many people have died?

Chorus 3

| C G/B D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/A D | 2/4 G |
The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Outro

| C G/B D D/A D/F# | G C C/G | C G/B D/F# | G |


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Blowin’ In The Wind Chords: Learn the progressions


Blowin' In The Wind 8 step by step guitar lessons

Blowin’ In The Wind was Bob Dylan‘s breakthrough song. Half a century later, he still plays it live.

The original part was played as if in the key of G, using a capo on fret seven, it comes out in the key of D.

My arrangement is an attempt to play it just like Bob did, note for note. In the video at the top of this page, you can see me playing this with a singer.

Above here you’ll find a play-along loop of the TAB you see below. This is Blowin’ In The Wind’s verse, try it along with the video and you’ll get a taste of what learning guitar with Sytunes is like.

Blowin' In The Wind, intro and verse TAB, capo 7.

Notice how the strumming is divided between the bass note and the chords. Since the main trick here is that the bass notes are changing, dividing the strumming up like this makes the bass line stand out more.

Members next look at the chorus and instrumental sections in the same way, with TAB and play-along loops.

When you can play all three sections, you can play it just like I do at the top of the page with the singer.

Members also play the entire tune using a capo on fret 2, thinking in the key of C. We practise a bunch of technical exercises and play a 2nd guitar without a capo over 8 step-by-step guitar lessons.

Learning all three versions of the song will ensure that you do not just learn how to play Blowin’ In The Wind, but also learn from the song.

Ultimately, it also means you can play it with me and the singer as if we were a folk trio, preparing you for the scenario of playing with other people.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series: Blowin’ In The Wind – Guitar Lessons with TAB.



Blowin’ In The Wind’s background and legacy

Blowin’ In The Wind is a song from the 1963 album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. This wasn’t Dylan’s first album and he still mainly played covers at this point but Blowin’ In The Wind was his song, quickly covered by his contemporary peers!

In fact, Peter Paul & Mary charted with the song way before Dylan did with his version.

Blowin’ In The Wind is often used as an example of a protest song, posing philosophical questions about peace, war, and freedom. American teens in the ’60s couldn’t get enough of it and Dylan became an icon.

Bob has recorded several albums following this, now legendary early release. Even though he has passed half a century as an active recording artist, for many he remains the one-man band that sang Blowin’ In The Wind, Mr. Tambourine Man, The Times They Are A-Changing, and Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.

In 1999, Blowin’ In The Wind was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. In 2004, it was listed as #14 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.



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About me | Dan Lundholm

Dan Lundholm wrote this guitar lesson about Blowin' In The Wind's chords.

This was a guitar lesson about Blowin’ In The Wind chords, by Dan Lundholm. Discover more about him and learn guitar with Spytunes.

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