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The Times They Are A-Changing
1963 Bob Dylan
Written by Bob Dylan and released as the title track of his 1964 album, The Times They Are a-Changin'.

Recording sessions
1969 January 8-27: New York RCA Manhattan B
Come gather ‘round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters above you have grown
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth saving
Then you better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changing changing

Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
And there's no telling who will be naming
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changing changing

Come senators and congressmen please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall
For he who gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's raging
For we'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changing they're changing hey

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
For your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
The old road is rapidly fading
Please get out of the way now if you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changing they're changing

The line it is drawn now and the curse it is cast
And the slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fading
For the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changing changing

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1969 April: München (DE) TV show
 
1993: Hollywood (US-CA) Oceanway Studios
2008 [0:58] CD 16 A Single Woman - Expanded Edition Elektra 8122-79999-0 (US)
 
 
Unknown recording session
1995 [6:06] CD 7 To Love Somebody Premium Master PCD 10203 (AU)