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Sorry, posted last version before sorting out the spacing, try this -

Hello again!

Another song suitable for beginners. A few comments -

C/b chord. Don't get too hung up on this, all you do is form a regular C chord, then take your finger off the A string 3rd fret, and replace it with the finger that WAS fretting the D string 2nd fret, but at the 2nd fret of the A string. Hope that make sense. It might help if I explain that the bass note for the C - C/b - D/a progression are therefore -

(ALL on A string -

3rd fret (from the C) to...
2nd fret (from the C/b) to...
open (from the D/a)..

As for a strumming pattern, use mainly downstrokes, and keep it going. I am not going to prescribe a "do this" type strum, try and find something that YOU think fits the song.

Anyway here goes, hope you enjoy it. For the record, this is from the Freewheelin' album. And DON'T FORGET to stick that capo on the 7th fret!
Dylan, Blowin' in the Wind. Off the Album “Freewheelin'”
Note – capo on 7th fret this version.

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

chorus
C D G C
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
C D G
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

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

chorus
C D G C
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
C D G
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

G C c/b D/a G
How many years can a mountain exist
G C c/b D
Before it's washed to the sea?
G C c/b D/a G
Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
G C c/b D
Before they're allowed to be free?
G C c/b D/a G
Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head,
G C c/b D
Pretending he just doesn't see?

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

The answer is blowin' in the wind.


   
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Blowing in the Wind by Bob Dylan:

how many times...

A D A A D E
4|d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |
4| | | | |

how many times...
A D A A D E
4|d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |
4| | | | |

the answer my friend...
D E A D E A
4|d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |d d d d |
4| | | | |

[A]How many [D]roads must a [A]man walk down before you [A]call him a [D]man? [E]

[A]How many [D]seas must a [A]white dove sail before she [A]sleeps in the [D]sand? [E]

[A]How many [D]times must the [A]cannonballs fly before they are [A]forever [D]banned? [E]

The [D]answer, my [E]friend, is [A]blowing in the wind,

The [D]answer is [E]blowing in the [A]wind.

[A]How many [D]years can a [A]mountain exist before it is [A]washed to the [D]sea? [E]

[A]How many [D]years can some [A]people exist before the're [A]allowed to be [D]free? [E]

[A]How many [D]times can a [A]man turn his head, pretending he [A]just doesn't [D]see? [E]

The [D]answer, my [E]friend, is [A]blowing in the wind,
The [D]answer is [E]blowing in the [A]wind.

[A]How many [D]times must a [A]man look up before he can [A]see the [D]sky? [E]

[A]How many [D]ears must one [A]man have before he can [A]hear people [D]cry? [E]

[A]How many [D]deaths will it [A]take 'till he knows that too many [A]people have [D]died? [E]

PLAY SLOWLY
The [D]answer, my [E]friend, is [A]blowing in the wind,
The [D]answer is [E]blowing in the [A]wind.


   
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