The Times They Are A-Changing lyrics and chords

The chords to The Times They Are A-Changing are presented in the key of G. The lyrics are written by Bob Dylan and describe a shift of power to the younger generation.

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Come  
G 
gather ’round  
Em 
people 
 
wher
C 
ever you  
G 
roam
 
And ad
G 
mit that the  
Am 
waters 
 
a
C 
round you have  
D 
grown
 
And ac
G 
cept it that  
Em 
soon you’ll be  
C 
drenched to the  
G 
bone
 
If your  
G 
time to  
Am 
you is worth  
D 
savin’
 
Then you better start  
D7 
swimmin’ or you’ll  
G7 
sink like a  
D 
stone
 
For the  
G 
times they are a-
C-D-G 
changin’

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Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

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Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don’t criticise what you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

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Come [G]gather ’round [Em]people wher[C]ever you [G]roam
And ad[G]mit that the [Am]waters a[C]round you have [D]grown
And ac[G]cept it that [Em]soon you’ll be [C]drenched to the [G]bone
If your [G]time to [Am]you is worth [D]savin’
Then you better start [D7]swimmin’ or you’ll [G7]sink like a [D]stone
For the [G]times they are a-[C-D-G]changin’

Come writers and critics who prophecise with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don’t criticise what you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.

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