Artist Bob Dylan
Album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
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Intro: Bb F Gm Eb Bb F Bb

   Bb               F              Gm
It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Eb                   Bb  F
It don't matter, anyhow
       Bb               F              Gm
An' it ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe
C7                   F  F7
If you don't know by now
          Bb                    Bb7
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn
Eb                        C7
Look out your window and I'll be gone
Bb          F          Gm        Eb
You're the reason I'm trav'lin' on
Bb           F               Bb   F
Don't think twice, it's all right


   Bb               F               Gm
It ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
Eb                  Bb     F
That light I never knowed
       Bb               F               Gm
An' it ain't no use in turnin' on your light, babe
C7                          F   F7
I'm on the dark side of the road
        Bb                                  Bb7
Still I wish there was somethin' you would do or say
Eb                            C7
To try and make me change my mind and stay
Bb        F            Gm         Eb
We never did too much talkin' anyway
Bb              F               Bb    F
So don't think twice, it's all right


   Bb               F              Gm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
Eb                    Bb   F
Like you never did before
   Bb               F              Gm
It ain't no use in callin' out my name, gal
C7                   F  F7
I can't hear you any more
      Bb                                Bb7
I'm a-thinkin' and a-wond'rin' all the way down the road
Eb                       C7
I once loved a woman, a child I'm told
Bb             F             Gm        Eb
I give her my heart but she wanted my soul
Bb               F               Bb   F
But don't think twice, it's all right


    Bb                 F              Gm
I'm walkin' down that long, lonesome road, babe
          Eb              Bb   F
Where I'm bound, I can't tell
    Bb         F          Gm
But goodbye's too good a word, gal
C7                         F  F7
So I'll just say fare thee well
        Bb                  Bb7
I ain't sayin' you treated me unkind
    Eb                      C7
You could have done better but I don't mind
Bb        F            Gm          Eb
You just kinda wasted my precious time
Bb               F               Bb
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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