Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Genre(s)
Note Alternative (maybe easier) version:
      - Use the transposer to turn the chords 4 half step(s) down.
      - Put a capo on fret 4 (if you want to stay in the same key).
TransposerUkuTabs Transposer Choose how many half steps you wish to transpose the chords in this song and click on the button.
UkuTabs Transposer Choose how many half steps you wish to transpose the chords in this song and click on the button.
Tools ADD FAVORITERegister!When you register you can click this icon to add this song to your favorites list. You can register on the favorites page. UkuTabs > Your Favorites.
AutoscrollAuto ScrollerClick the numbers to scroll, or use your keyboard numbers OR F keys to set the speed (F1 -> F5). Use the ESC key to stop scrolling.
SCROLLAuto ScrollerClick the numbers to scroll, or use your keyboard numbers OR F keys to set the speed (F1 -> F4). Use the ESC key to stop scrolling. 0 1 2 3 4 5

Chords in this song

chords or tablatures

Switch orientation
Lyrics don't fit on one line? Try landscape mode instead of portrait.

remember keys
Intro: Gb Db Ebm B Gb Db Gb

   Gb               Db              Ebm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
B                   Gb  Db
It don't matter, anyhow
       Gb               Db              Ebm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Ab7                   Db  Db7
If you don't know by now
          Gb                    Gb7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
B                        Ab7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
Gb          Db          Ebm        B
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Gb           Db               Gb   Db
Don't think twice, it's all right


   Gb               Db               Ebm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
B                  Gb     Db
That light I never knowed
       Gb               Db               Ebm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Ab7                          Db   Db7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        Gb                                  Gb7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
B                            Ab7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
Gb        Db            Ebm         B
We never did too much talkin' anyway
Gb              Db               Gb    Db
So don't think twice, it's all right


   Gb               Db              Ebm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
B                    Gb   Db
Like you never did before
   Gb               Db              Ebm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Ab7                   Db  Db7
I can't hear you any more
      Gb                                Gb7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
B                       Ab7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
Gb             Db             Ebm        B
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Gb               Db               Gb   Db
But don't think twice, it's all right


    Gb                 Db              Ebm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          B              Gb   Db
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    Gb         Db          Ebm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
Ab7                         Db  Db7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        Gb                  Gb7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    B                      Ab7
You could have done better but I don't mind
Gb        Db            Ebm          B
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Gb               Db               Gb
But don't think twice, it's all right
This arrangement for the song is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research. UkuWorld and its derivatives do not own any songs, lyrics or arrangements posted and/or printed.

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

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to talk about something more than only this song? Check out the UkuWorld Community today! Talk about similar interests or get some ukulele related help. Login with your UkuTabs account or create a new one and join the conversations.

Please do not ask for strumming patterns. Sharing online how to literally play a song (i.e. strumming, rhythm and tempo) is not allowed by the MPA (Music Publishers Association) because of copyright issues.

Carefully listen to the song and try to really "feel" the rhythm. Once you get the basics of strumming, I can assure you it'll go real quick. Maybe the strumming guide can help you on your way.

Discover UkuWorld