Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Intro: Ab Eb Fm Db Ab Eb Ab

   Ab               Eb              Fm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Db                   Ab  Eb
It don't matter, anyhow
       Ab               Eb              Fm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Bb7                   Eb  Eb7
If you don't know by now
          Ab                    Ab7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Db                        Bb7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
Ab          Eb          Fm        Db
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Ab           Eb               Ab   Eb
Don't think twice, it's all right


   Ab               Eb               Fm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Db                  Ab     Eb
That light I never knowed
       Ab               Eb               Fm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Bb7                          Eb   Eb7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        Ab                                  Ab7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
Db                            Bb7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
Ab        Eb            Fm         Db
We never did too much talkin' anyway
Ab              Eb               Ab    Eb
So don't think twice, it's all right


   Ab               Eb              Fm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Db                    Ab   Eb
Like you never did before
   Ab               Eb              Fm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Bb7                   Eb  Eb7
I can't hear you any more
      Ab                                Ab7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
Db                       Bb7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
Ab             Eb             Fm        Db
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Ab               Eb               Ab   Eb
But don't think twice, it's all right


    Ab                 Eb              Fm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          Db              Ab   Eb
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    Ab         Eb          Fm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
Bb7                         Eb  Eb7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        Ab                  Ab7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    Db                      Bb7
You could have done better but I don't mind
Ab        Eb            Fm          Db
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Ab               Eb               Ab
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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