The Times They Are A-Changin è la canzone che dà il titolo all’album di Bob Dylan del 1964. Fu scritta dallo stesso Dylan nel tentativo di esprimere lo scontento delle masse in quegli anni, ed è da subito divenuta il vero e proprio archetipo della canzone di protesta. Questo, a detta dello stesso Dylan, perchè la musica folk ed i movimenti per i diritti civili all’epoca andavano di pari passo.
Dal 1965 ad oggi, sono decine le cover di questa canzone incise da personaggi noti del mondo musicale: tra tutti i The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Phil Collins, i Beach Boys, Pete Seeger, Billy Joel.
Testo + accordi per chitarra di The Times They Are A-Changin.
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin Accordi Testo Lyrics Chords
G Em C G Come gather 'round people wherever you roam G Am C D And admit that the waters around you have grown G Em C G And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone G Am D If your time to you is worth savin' D D7 Gmaj7 D Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone, G C D G For the times, they are a chang - in' (4 additional verses) G Em C G Come writers and critics who prophecies with your pen G Am C D And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again G Em C G And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin G Am D And there's no tellin' who that it's namin' D D7 Gmaj7 D For the loser now will be later to win G C D G For the times they are a-changin' G Em C G Come mothers and fathers throughout the land G Am C D And don't criticize what you don't understand G Em C G Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command G Am D Your old road is rapidly agin' D D7 Gmaj7 D Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand G C D G For the times they are a-changin' G Em C G Come senators, congressmen please heed the call G Am C D Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall G Em C G For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled G Am D There's a battle outside and it's ragin' D D7 Gmaj7 D It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls G C D G For the times they are a-changin' G Em C G The line it is drawn the curse it is cast G Am C D The slow one now will later be fast G Em C G As the present now will later be past G Am D The order is rapidly fadin' D D7 Gmaj7 D And the first one now will later be last G C D G For the times they are a-changin' [Bob Dylan]