Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right chords by Bob Dylan


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Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right | Chords + Lyrics (capo 4)


Intro

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
| C C/G G7 | C (C/G) |

Verse 1

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
Well, it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe.
| F | C C/G G G7 |
If’n you don’t know by now.
| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
And it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe.
| D7/F# | G G6 G7 |
It’ll never do somehow.
| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) |
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn,
| F | D7/F# |
look out your window and I’ll be gone.
| C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
You’re the reason I’m a-traveling on.
| C C/G G | C (C/G) |
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.

Instrumental 1

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
| F | C (C/G) | C (C/G) |

Verse 2

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
And it ain’t no use in a-turning on your light, babe.
| F | C C/G G G7 |
That light I never knowed.
| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
And it ain’t no use in turning on your light, babe.
| D7/F# | G G6 G7 |
I’m on the dark side of the road.
| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) |
But I wish there was somethin’ you would do or say,
| F | D7/F# |
to try and make me change my mind and stay.
| C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
But we never did too much talking anyway.
| C C/G G |2/4 C C/G |4/4
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.

Instrumental 2

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
| F | C (C/G) |2/4 C C/G |

Verse 3

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
So it ain’t no use in calling out my name, gal.
| F | C C/G G G7 |
Like you never done before.
| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
And it ain’t no use in calling out my name, gal.
| D7/F# | G G6 G7 |
I can’t hear you anymore.
| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) |
I’m a-thinking and a-wonderin’ walking down the road,
| F | D7/F# |
I once loved a woman, a child, I am told.
| C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
I’d give her my heart but she wanted my soul.
| C C/G G |2/4 C C/G |
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.

Instrumental 3

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
| F | C C/G G G7 | C (C/G) | C (C/G) |

Verse 4

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
So long honey, babe.
| F | C C/G G G7 |
Where I’m bound, I can’t tell.
| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
And goodbye is too good a word, babe.
| D7/F# | G G6 G7 |
So I’ll just say, “Fare thee well”.
| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) |
I ain’t a-saying you treated me unkind,
| F | D7/F# |
you could’ve done better but I don’t mind.
| C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
You just kinda wasted my precious time.
| C C/G G |2/4 C C/G |
But don’t think twice, it’s all right.

Outro

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
| F | C (C/G) |
| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G |
| D7/F# | G G6 G7 |
| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) |
| F | D7/F# |
| C/G G G7 | Am7 G F |
| C G | C F C | C |



Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right Chords: Learn the progressions


Don't Think Twice It's All Right guitar lesson + TAB

Bob Dylan is an accomplished guitarist, you’ll find that out once you start working your way through Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right‘s chords!

It’s impossible to get this right by just reading the chords and giving it a go, you simply must have the correct TAB for this masterpiece.

Once you have worked your way through the TAB, the chords and lyrics will be enough, but you really do need all those patterns first.

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’s chord progression is as if in two keys at the same time, G and C, although the capo on fret 4 makes it B and E.

The opening line of the verse moves from (in the key of C) I – V – II – IV – I – V, it’s the bass line changes that make it look more complex, like this:

| C (I) C/G G (V) G7 | Am7 (VI) Am/G |
| F (IV) | C C/G G G7 |

Here’s the TAB for how Bob plays this.

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right, chords and TAB, first four bars.

As we next repeat this, there is a variation flirting with the key of G (members get TAB for this too), like this:

| C C/G G G7 | Am7 Am/G | D7/F# (IIx or V) | G (V or I) G6 G7 |

Once this concept has been set up, it is blended on the next line using both an F chord (chord IV in C) and a D7/F# (chord V/3 in the key of G). You can also see that D7 as the IIx chord in the key of C.

| C (C/G) | C7 (C7/G) | F | D7/F# |

The final line acts as a turnaround as it goes I – V – II – V – IV – I – V – I. This feels very C major.

| C/G (I) G (V) G7 | Am7 (VI) G (V) F (IV) |
| C C/G G |2/4 C C/G |4/4

Members get the correct TAB for all the chords of Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right. it took me hours to get it right!

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Covers and name changes

Like many Dylan tunes, Don’t Think Twice has been covered by plenty of artists, most famously Elvis, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Eric Clapton, John Martyn, and Joan Baez.

Without a doubt, the craziest version is that of Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, you can check that and all the others in the playlist at the top of the page.

For some reason, they have sometimes changed the title to Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright), and Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.

Whatever you want to call it, this early Bob Dylan tune is not easy but if you practice slowly (with correct TAB) it is possible to learn how to play it.



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