The Times They Are a-Changin’

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Chords And Lyrics

The Times Are A-Changin by Bob Dylan

Verse 1

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

Verse 2

     G             Em         C        G
Come writers and critics who prophecies with your pen
      G            Am      C              D
And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
      G            Em             C               G
And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
        G       Am           D
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
 D      D/C     G/B          G/A
For the loser now will be later to win
        G                      D  G
For the times they are a-changin'

Verse 3

     G             Em         C        G
Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
      G            Am      C              D
Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
      G            Em             C               G
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
        G       Am           D
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
  D         D/C                  G/B            G/A
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
        G                      D  G
For the times they are a-changin'

Verse 4

     G             Em         C        G
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
      G            Am      C              D
And don't criticize what you can't understand
      G            Em             C               G
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
        G       Am           D
Your old road is rapidly agin'
 D                   D/C            G/B            G/A
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand
        G                     D  G
For the times they are a-changin'

Verse 5

     G             Em         C        G
The line it is drawn the curse it is cast
      G            Am      C              D
The slow one now will later be fast
      G            Em             C     G
As the present now will later be past
        G       Am           D
The order is rapidly fadin'
 D               D/C        G/B     G/A
And the first one now will later be last
        G                      D  G
For the times they are a-changin'