Blowin’ In The Wind Lyrics

Blowin’ In The Wind

Bob Dylan

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Blowin’ In The Wind Lyrics

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
Yes and how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

How many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes and how many times can a man turn his head
Pretending he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes and how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind


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Blowin’ In The Wind – Step 1

Let’s learn the verse of Blowin’ In The Wind using a capo on fret 2.

What you’ll hear is in the key of D, however, you must think as if in the key of C.

Go to Blowin’ In The Wind Step 1.


Blowin’ In The Wind – Step 2

In this step, you’ll learn the chorus and instrumental sections.

When you can play these two sections you can play the complete song, which we do together at the end of this step.

Go to Blowin’ In The Wind Step 2.


Blowin’ In The Wind – Step 3

We shouldn’t play exactly the same thing as each other.

In this step you pick the part as I strum, now we sound like a duo, a much better idea when playing together.

Go to Blowin’ In The Wind Step 3.


Blowin’ In The Wind – Step 4

Let’s remove that capo and create a picked part using the chords D, G, and A.

When you practiced along to the loop enough, try it with me and the singer again. We should now sound even better together.

Go to Blowin’ In The Wind Step 4.


Blowin’ In The Wind – Step 5

In this final step, we play Blowin’ In The Wind fingerstyle.

The capo is back at fret 2 as we play this thinking in the key of C again.

Go to Blowin’ In The Wind Step 5.


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Chords

Only using C, F, and G chords, Blowin’ In The Wind keeps up the interest by adding bass lines and a mystery half time bar.

This was Bob Dylan’s first hit, half a century later, he regularly plays this classic at gigs.

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Biography

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Widely regarded as the most influential artist in popular culture, Bob Dylan has been covered and copied by almost everyone who ever attempted to write a song.

Some might even say he invented modern songwriting.

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