Blowin’ in the Wind lyrics on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan

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Blowin’ in the Wind lyrics

Facebook "Blowin in the Wind" by Bob Dylan was first released on his album 'The Freewheelin Bob Dylan' - 1963. It's a protest song that poses a series of rhetorical questions about race relations and justice in the U.S.

The theme is taken from a passage in the Woody Guthrie autobiography, 'Bound for Glory', where Guthrie compares his political sensibilities to newspapers blowing in the winds of New York City. Dylan has said that reading the book was a turning point in his political thinking.

Pete Seeger identified the melody of "Blowin' in the Wind" as Dylan's adaptation of an old Negro spiritual, "No More Auction Block". That song originated in Canada and was sung by former slaves who fled there after Britain abolished slavery in 1833. Dylan acknowledged the source when he told journalist Marc Rowland: "'Blowin in the Wind' has always been a spiritual. I took it off a song called 'No More Auction Block' – that's a spiritual, and 'Blowin' in the Wind' follows the same feeling."

Sam Cooke was so impressed with the song that he began to perform it in his live act. He later wrote a song in response, "A Change Is Gonna Come".
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