BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND – Guitar Lesson

This all time classic song of peace is among Dylan's most requested and beloved.  This Blowin' in the Wind guitar lesson will have you playing it in no time!

D          G            D                            G
How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a
A           D        G           D
man ? Yes n how many seas must a white dove sail before she
G              A             D        G              D
sleeps in the sand    Yes n how many times must the cannon
                         G          A    
balls fly before they're forever banned
G          A             D              G
The answer my friend is blowing in the wind the answer is
A              D
blowing in the wind
D        G            D                         G       A
How many times must a man look up before he can see the sky
         D       G         D                          G
  Yes n how many ears must one man have before he can hear
       A         D        G              D
people cry Yes n how many deaths will it take till he know
              G           A
that too many people have died
D        G          D                         G
How many years can a mountain exist before its washed to the
A          D        G              D
sea  Yes n how many years can some people exist before
        G             A           D         G          D
they're allowed to be free? Yes n how many times can a man
                            G          A
turn his head pretending he just didnt see?
     G        A              D
The answer is blowing in the wind

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Carol April 26, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Hello Jackson, I am really glad I could find a website with the songs I like so much! Thanks a lot!!


admin April 28, 2013 at 8:28 AM

You are most welcome Carol!


georgiemcleod June 6, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Your site is the greatest, i just picked up the guitar after 25 years and  you have helped lots in making me love the guitar all over again. Tiniki.


admin June 7, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Thanks so much Tiniki and welcome to FGM!


admin September 5, 2014 at 9:32 AM

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sushila May 25, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Thanks Jackson, for this so easy to play blowing in the wind.  I would love to learn from you, it makes me feel so nice to listen to you, you seem so gentle like a real good teacher. I have been trying to learn one instrument since I was a child, but since we were poor my parents could not afford any class, but thanks to technology and to people like you who are willing to help people like me. I am 60+ but I think there is no age barrier for learning.


admin May 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM

I agree Sushila and good on you for sticking to your goals!


Jordan May 4, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Great song! But I don't know what strumming pattern that was I looked it up and a suggested pattern was DUDU but I want to know your strumming pattern.


admin May 10, 2017 at 5:48 AM

Sorry for the delay replying Jordan. I use D  DUUD


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