BLOWING IN THE WIND

Bruce Springsteen's version


Well how many roads must a man walk down
Before you can call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she can sleep in the sand?
And how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
well the answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Well how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
And how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
And how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people are dyin'?
Well the answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Well how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea
And how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
And how many times can a man turn his head,
And pretend that he just don't see?
Well the answer my friend, is blowin in the wind,
The answer is blowin in the wind
Well the answer my friend, is blowin in the wind,
The answer is blowin in the wind...


Dylan, Dylan (The Freewheelin' CBS 1963). This is the Bruce version. One-off performance, on 18 Jun 1988, at the Chateau de Vincennes, Paris, at the S.O.S. Racism event. Played acoustically. The original Bob Dylan version varies slightly.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BLOWING IN THE WIND on this website:

BLOWING IN THE WIND [Bruce Springsteen's version]
BLOWING IN THE WIND [Original Bob Dylan version]