Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Intro: Eb Bb Cm Ab Eb Bb Eb

   Eb               Bb              Cm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Ab                   Eb  Bb
It don't matter, anyhow
       Eb               Bb              Cm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
F7                   Bb  Bb7
If you don't know by now
          Eb                    Eb7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Ab                        F7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
Eb          Bb          Cm        Ab
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Eb           Bb               Eb   Bb
Don't think twice, it's all right


   Eb               Bb               Cm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Ab                  Eb     Bb
That light I never knowed
       Eb               Bb               Cm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
F7                          Bb   Bb7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        Eb                                  Eb7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
Ab                            F7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
Eb        Bb            Cm         Ab
We never did too much talkin' anyway
Eb              Bb               Eb    Bb
So don't think twice, it's all right


   Eb               Bb              Cm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Ab                    Eb   Bb
Like you never did before
   Eb               Bb              Cm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
F7                   Bb  Bb7
I can't hear you any more
      Eb                                Eb7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
Ab                       F7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
Eb             Bb             Cm        Ab
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Eb               Bb               Eb   Bb
But don't think twice, it's all right


    Eb                 Bb              Cm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          Ab              Eb   Bb
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    Eb         Bb          Cm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
F7                         Bb  Bb7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        Eb                  Eb7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    Ab                      F7
You could have done better but I don't mind
Eb        Bb            Cm          Ab
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Eb               Bb               Eb
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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