Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin' - Lyrics/Chords

Bob Dylan live in concert, November 1963by Bob Dylan

As published in Broadside ("The National Topical Song Magazine") #39 - February 7, 1964


G                   Em      C            G
Come gather 'round, people, wherever you roam
Em C D
And admit that the waters around you have grown
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
Am D
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide, the chance won't come again
Don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
And there's no telling who it is naming
For the loser now will be later to win
'Cause the times they are a-changin'

Come Senators, Congressmen, please heed the call
Don't block up the doorway, don't stand in the hall
'Cause he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
'Cause the battle outside, raging
Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
'Cause the times they are a-changin'

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly aging
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand
'Cause the times they are a-changin'

The line it is drawn and the curse it is cast
The slowest one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fading
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'

© 1963 Witmark Music

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