Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Intro: E B Dbm A E B E

   E               B              Dbm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
A                   E  B
It don't matter, anyhow
       E               B              Dbm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Gb7                   B  B7
If you don't know by now
          E                    E7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
A                        Gb7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
E          B          Dbm        A
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
E           B               E   B
Don't think twice, it's all right


   E               B               Dbm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
A                  E     B
That light I never knowed
       E               B               Dbm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Gb7                          B   B7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        E                                  E7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
A                            Gb7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
E        B            Dbm         A
We never did too much talkin' anyway
E              B               E    B
So don't think twice, it's all right


   E               B              Dbm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
A                    E   B
Like you never did before
   E               B              Dbm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Gb7                   B  B7
I can't hear you any more
      E                                E7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
A                       Gb7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
E             B             Dbm        A
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
E               B               E   B
But don't think twice, it's all right


    E                 B              Dbm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          A              E   B
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    E         B          Dbm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
Gb7                         B  B7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        E                  E7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    A                      Gb7
You could have done better but I don't mind
E        B            Dbm          A
You just kinda wasted my precious time
E               B               E
But don't think twice, it's all right
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5 Comments

  1. +1 works quite nicely!

  2. I like it -4 the best

  3. The second and fourth lines in the lyrics need to be swapped. That’s how he sang it on Freewheelin and in concert at the time (and many times since). This oft repeated mistake apparently started with early Dylan songbooks and others just copied and copied without actually listening to the original song.

    Same mistake lead to the Chief Justice misquoting “Like a Rolling Stone” in one of his written opinions!

  4. These cords also work for ”Someone like you” by Adele hahah

  5. Pam Orlowicz

    +3 works for me

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