Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Intro: Db Ab Bbm Gb Db Ab Db

   Db               Ab              Bbm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Gb                   Db  Ab
It don't matter, anyhow
       Db               Ab              Bbm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Eb7                   Ab  Ab7
If you don't know by now
          Db                    Db7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Gb                        Eb7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
Db          Ab          Bbm        Gb
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Db           Ab               Db   Ab
Don't think twice, it's all right


   Db               Ab               Bbm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Gb                  Db     Ab
That light I never knowed
       Db               Ab               Bbm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Eb7                          Ab   Ab7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        Db                                  Db7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
Gb                            Eb7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
Db        Ab            Bbm         Gb
We never did too much talkin' anyway
Db              Ab               Db    Ab
So don't think twice, it's all right


   Db               Ab              Bbm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Gb                    Db   Ab
Like you never did before
   Db               Ab              Bbm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Eb7                   Ab  Ab7
I can't hear you any more
      Db                                Db7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
Gb                       Eb7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
Db             Ab             Bbm        Gb
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Db               Ab               Db   Ab
But don't think twice, it's all right


    Db                 Ab              Bbm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          Gb              Db   Ab
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    Db         Ab          Bbm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
Eb7                         Ab  Ab7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        Db                  Db7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    Gb                      Eb7
You could have done better but I don't mind
Db        Ab            Bbm          Gb
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Db               Ab               Db
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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