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Blowin' In The Wind 1

Bob Dylan © 1962 Warner Bros. Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


9 July 1962
cd imgTHE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
cd imgGREATEST HITS
cd imgGREATEST HITS (Gold)
cd imgBIOGRAPH
cd imgTHE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
cd imgTHE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
cd imgDYLAN 2007
cd imgDYLAN (LaserLight) (T-161)

9 July 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #2

9 July 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 9.jul.1962, take 1 CO 75719-1  
  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 9.jul.1962, take 2 CO 75719-2  
  The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 9.jul.1962, take 3 CO 75719-3, album version  

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly 
Before they're forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes 'n' how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes 'n' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
An' pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes 'n' how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.  up
    

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Blowin' In The Wind 2


16 Apr 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #3
cd imgECHO'S ALBUM
cd imgHARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (T-518)
cd imgPARANOID BLUES (T-106)

  Live, Gerde's Folk City, NYC - 16.apr.1962  

Dylan: This is here, it is just uh, it is uh...
 It ain't a protest song or anything like that, 'cause i don't write protest songs
 I try to make 'em, i mean, i just write 'em sort of, something to be said for somebody by somebody

How many roads must a man walk down
Before he is called a man?
An' how many seas must a white dove sail
Before he sleeps in the sand?
An' how many times must the cannon balls fly 
Before they're forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

An' how many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed in the sea?
An' how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
An' how many times can a man turn his head
An' pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.
    

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Blowin' In The Wind 3


2 July 1962
cd imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #4
cd imgFINJAN CLUB 1962
cd imgMONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 (T-103)
cd imgLIVE / FINJAN CLUB MONTREAL QUEBEC JULY 2 1962 (T-156)
cd imgHISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 2 (vinyl bootleg)

  Live, Finjan club, Montréal, Québec - 2.jul.1962  

Dylan: Here's one that's called "How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down"...
Here's a song that's in sort of a set... set pattern of songs that say... 
a little more than "I love you, and you love me,
An'... let's go over to the banks of Italy
And we'll raise a half a family,
You for me, and me for me..."

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
An' how many times can a man turn his head,
An' pretend that he just doesn't see? 

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

An' how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
An' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
An' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died? 

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

16 Apr 1962 2 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #3
ECHO'S ALBUM (b)
HARD TIMES IN NEW YORK CITY (b)
PARANOID BLUES (b)
May 1962 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b)
BROADSIDE (b)
ALL HALLOW'S EVE & MORE (b)
July 1962 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 9 THE WITMARK DEMOS
THROUGH A BULLET OF LIGHT (WITMARK DEMOS) (b)
2 July 1962 3 THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #4
FINJAN CLUB 1962
MONTREAL 1962 NEW YORK 1961 (b)
LIVE / FINJAN CLUB MONTREAL QUEBEC JULY 2 1962 (b)
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES Vol. 2 (vb)
9 July 1962 1 THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN
GREATEST HITS
GREATEST HITS (Gold)
BIOGRAPH
THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN
THE ESSENTIAL BOB DYLAN
DYLAN 2007
DYLAN (LaserLight) (b)
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION #2
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
4 Jan 1963 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b) #2
I WAS SO MUCH YOUNGER THEN Vol. 1 (Ten Million In A Week) (b)
3 Mar 1963 ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b)
TRANSMISSIONS
12 Apr 1963 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 7 NO DIRECTION HOME
STOLEN MOMENTS: NEW YORK TOWN HALL 12TH APRIL 1963 (b)
26 Apr 1963 THE ROAR OF A WAVE (b) #3
STUDS TERKEL'S WAX MUSEUM
BEFORE THE FLOOD AND AFTER THE FIRE (b)
26 July 1963 BEST OF NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVALS
30 July 1963 ONE PUSH OF THE BUTTON: TV SHOWS (PART 1) (b) #2
17 Aug 1963 HARD TO FIND Vol. 3 (Even Harder To Find) (b)
26 Oct 1963 UNRAVELLED TALES: CARNEGIE HALL 26TH OCTOBER 1963 (b)
May/Oct 1967 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
1 Aug 1971 THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH
13 Feb 1974 BEFORE THE FLOOD
9 May 1974 VIDEO ... CHILE (vb) #2
11 Nov 1975 TELL IT LIKE IT IS (b)
11 Nov 1975 PLYMOUTH ROCK (b)
20 Nov 1975 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 5 LIVE 1975 THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE
20 Nov 1975 GET READY! TONIGHT BOB'S STAYING HERE WITH YOU (b)
16 May 1976 YOU DON'T KNOW ME (b)
16 May 1976 HARD TO FIND Vol. 3 (Even Harder To Find) (b) #2
23 May 1976 VIDEO ... CHILE (vb)
Dec 1977 GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b)
30 Dec 1977 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b)
Jan 1978 THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #2
GENUINE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 3 The Third One Now (b) #2
THE RUNDOWN REHEARSAL TAPES (b) #3
1 Mar 1978 BOB DYLAN AT BUDOKAN
2 June 1978 STOP CRYING (b)
4 July 1978 MY BACK PAGES (b)
6 July 1978 BORDER BENEATH THE SUN (b)
15 July 1978 THE PICNIC AT BLACKBUSHE (b)
12 Oct 1978 I WAS YOUNG WHEN I LEFT HOME (b)
30 Nov 1980 RISE AGAIN (b)
3 Dec 1980 A MUSICAL RETROSPECTIVE (b)
10 July 1981 IN THE SUMMERTIME (b)
25 July 1981 AVIGNON (b)
10 Nov 1981 STADIUMS OF THE DAMNED (b)
28 May 1984 THE JOKERMAN PLAYS IN THE ARENA (vb)
28 June 1984 IF MY THOUGHT DREAMS COULD BE SEEN (b)
20 Jan 1986 BE MY GUEST (b)
25 Feb 1986 TRUE CONFESSIONS (b)
DUELLING BANJOS (b)
8 Oct 1987 FLASHING FOR THE REFUGEES (b)
20 Feb 1994 TRIPLE NIGHT (b)
20 Feb 1994 THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (b)
30 June 1998 NEVER ENDING TOUR IN FRANCE Vol. 1 - PARIS (b)
16 Mar 2000 THE BEST OF BOB DYLAN Vol. 2
5 Apr 2002 STOCKHOLM 2002 (b)
25 Apr 2002 BRUSSELS 2002 (b)
29 Apr 2002 PARIS FIRST 2002 (b)
30 Apr 2002 PARIS SECOND 2002 (b)