The Times They Are A Changin’ – Bob Dylan

The Times They Are a-Changin’ è un singolo di Bob Dylan pubblicato nel 1964. La canzone si è classificata al 59º posto nella lista delle 500 migliori canzoni secondo Rolling Stone. Dylan dichiarò che scrisse la canzone nel tentativo di farne un inno dei cambiamenti in corso in quel tempo.

VERSE 1
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SOL MIm
Come gather ’round people
DO SOL
Wherever you roam
SOL MIm
And admit that the waters
DO RE
Around you have grown
SOL MIm
And accept it that soon
DO SOL
You’ll be drenched to the bone
SOL LAm RE
If your time to you is worth savin’
RE DO SIm DO
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
SOL MIm RE SOL
For the times they are a-changin’

| SOL MIm DO SOL (tieni)

VERSE 2
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SOL MIm
Come writers and critics
DO SOL
Who prophesize with your pen
SOL MIm
And keep your eyes wide
DO RE
The chance won’t come again
SOL MIm
And don’t speak too soon
DO SOL
For the wheel’s still in spin
SOL LAm RE
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
RE DO SIm DO
For the loser now will be later to win
SOL MIm RE SOL
For the times they are a-changin’

VERSE 3
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SOL MIm
Come senators, congressmen
DO SOL
Please heed the call
SOL MIm
Don’t stand in the doorway
DO RE
Don’t block up the hall
SOL MIm
For he that gets hurt
DO SOL
Will be he who has stalled
SOL LAm RE
The battle outside ragin’
RE DO SIm DO
Will soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
SOL MIm RE SOL
For the times they are a-changin’

VERSE 4
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SOL MIm
Come mothers and fathers
DO SOL
Throughout the land
SOL MIm
And don’t criticize
DO RE
What you can’t understand
SOL MIm
Your sons and your daughters
DO SOL
Are beyond your command
SOL LAm RE
Your old road is rapidly agin’
RE DO SIm DO
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
SOL MIm RE SOL
For the times they are a-changin’

VERSE 5
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SOL MIm
The line it is drawn
DO SOL
The curse it is cast
SOL MIm
The slow one now
DO RE
Will later be fast
SOL MIm
As the present now
DO SOL
Will later be past
SOL LAm RE
The order is rapidly fadin’
RE DO SIm DO
And the first one now will later be last
SOL MIm RE SOL
For the times they are a-changin’