Learn these Bob Dylan songs with Fret Zealot

Bob Dylan songs are an essential part of any guitar player’s songbook. As one of the most prolific songwriters of the past 60 years, Dylan has not only penned many classic hits for himself – many of his songs have been famously covered by other artists. 

 

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Blowin’ in the Wind

One of Dylan’s best-known songs, “Blowin’ in the Wind” didn’t even chart when it was initially released – but it became one of the signature tracks of the 1960s and cultural revolution taking place among young people, including the protest against the Vietnam War. 


Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

The melody for this song is from the traditional song “Who’s Gonna Buy Your Chickens When I’m Gone?” which is in the public domain. The song was taught to Dylan by fellow folk singer Paul Clayton, who used the tune in his song “Who’s Gonna Buy You Ribbons When I’m Gone?” 

 

Forever Young

“Forever Young” has been covered by Joan Baez, The Band, The Pretenders, Pete Seeger, Blake Shelton, and Eddie Vedder, to name a few famous covers.



Walkin’ Down The Line

This 1962 song has been covered many times – including by Arlo Guthrie at Woodstock.


All Along the Watchtower

“All Along the Watchtower” is actually a Bob Dylan song, but Hendrix’s 1968 version is so iconic that it influenced the way Dylan performs his own song, to the extent that they’ve been called “covers of a cover”.


Make You Feel My Love

“Make You Feel My Love” was released by Bob Dylan in 1997, and it has been covered by more than 450 artists, including Adele – making it a modern standard. 

 

 

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