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A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

Song Author Bob Dylan Lyrics by: Bob Dylan Performer: Bob Dylan Submitted by: cazteclo
[D]    [G]    [D]    
Oh, [D]where have you been, my [G]blue-eyed [D]son?
And [D]where have you been, my darling young [A]one?
I've [G/D]stumbled on the side of [A/D]twelve misty [D]mountains,
I've [G/D]walked and I've crawled on [A/D]six crooked [D]highways,
I've [G/D]stepped in the middle of [A/D]seven sad [D]forests,
I've [G/D]been out in front of a [A/D]dozen dead [D]oceans,
I've been [G/D]ten thousand miles in the [A/D]mouth of a [D]graveyard,
And it's [D]a hard, and it's [A]a hard, it's [D]a hard, and it's [G]a hard,
And it's a [D]hard rain[A]'s a-gonna [D]fall.

Oh, [D]what did you see, my blu[G]e-eyed son[D]?  
Oh, [D]what did you see, my darling young one[A]?  
I saw[G/D] a newborn baby with wil[A/D]d wolves all [D]around it
I saw[G/D] a highway of diamonds w[A/D]ith nobody on[D] it,
I saw[G/D] a black branch with blo[A/D]od that kept [D]drippin',
I saw[G/D] a room full of men with[A/D] their hammer[D]s a-bleedin',
I saw[G/D] a white ladder all cove[A/D]red with wate[D]r,  
I saw[G/D] ten thousand talkers wh[A/D]ose tongues w[D]ere all broken,
I saw[G/D] guns and sharp swords i[A/D]n the hands o[D]f young children,
And it's [D]a hard, and it's [A]a hard, it's [D]a hard, it's a ha[G]rd,  
And it's a [D]hard rain[A]'s a-gonna [D]fall.

And [D]what did you hear, my bl[G]ue-eyed so[D]n?  
And [D]what did you hear, my darling young on[A]e?  
I hea[G/D]rd the sound of a thunde[A/D]r, it roared [D]out a warnin',
Heard[G/D] the roar of a wave that[A/D] could drown [D]the whole world,
Heard[G/D] one hundred drummers wh[A/D]ose hands wer[D]e a-blazin',
Heard[G/D] ten thousand whisperin'[A/D] and nobody l[D]istenin',
Heard[G/D] one person starve, I he[A/D]ard many peop[D]le laughin',
Heard[G/D] the song of a poet who [A/D]died in the g[D]utter,
Heard[G/D] the sound of a clown wh[A/D]o cried in th[D]e alley,
And it's [D]a hard, and it's [A]a hard, it's [D]a hard, it's a ha[G]rd,  
And it's a [D]hard rain[A]'s a-gonna [D]fall.

Oh, [D]who did you meet, my blu[G]e-eyed son[D]?  
Who [D]did you meet, my darling young one? [A]    
I met[G/D] a young child beside a [A/D]dead pony, [D]    
I met[G/D] a white man who walked [A/D]a black dog, [D]    
I met[G/D] a young woman whose bod[A/D]y was burning[D],  
I met[G/D] a young girl, she gave [A/D]me a rainbow,[D]    
I met[G/D] one man who was wounded[A/D] in love, [D]    
I met[G/D] another man who was wou[A/D]nded with hat[D]red,
And it's [D]a hard, it's a ha[A]rd, it's a ha[D]rd, it's a hard, [G]    
It's a hard[D] rain's a[A]-gonna fall[D].  

Oh, [D]what'll you do now, my b[G]lue-eyed s[D]on?  
Oh, [D]what'll you do now, my darling young o[A]ne?  
I'm a[G/D]-goin' back out 'fore th[A/D]e rain starts[D] a-fallin',
I'll [G/D]walk to the depths of th[A/D]e deepest bla[D]ck forest,
Where[G/D] the people are many and[A/D] their hands [D]are all empty,
Where[G/D] the pellets of poison a[A/D]re flooding t[D]heir waters,
Where[G/D] the home in the valley [A/D]meets the dam[D]p dirty prison,
Where[G/D] the executioner's face [A/D]is always wel[D]l hidden,
Where[G/D] hunger is ugly, where s[A/D]ouls are forg[D]otten,
Where[G/D] black is the color, whe[A/D]re none is th[D]e number,
And I[G/D]'ll tell it and think it[A/D] and speak it[D] and breathe it,
And r[G/D]eflect it from the mount[A/D]ain so all so[D]uls can see it,
Then [G/D]I'll stand on the ocean [A/D]until I start[D] sinkin',
But I[G/D]'ll know my song well be[A/D]fore I start [D]singin',
And it's [D]a hard, it's a ha[A]rd, it's a ha[D]rd, it's a hard, [G]    
It's a hard[D] rain's a[A]-gonna fall[D].  


Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
And where have you been, my darling young one?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains,
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways,
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests,
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans,
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it,
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin',
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin',
I saw a white ladder all covered with water,
I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken,
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?
And what did you hear, my darling young one?
I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin',
Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world,
Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin',
Heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin',
Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin',
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter,
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley,
And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?
Who did you meet, my darling young one?
I met a young child beside a dead pony,
I met a white man who walked a black dog,
I met a young woman whose body was burning,
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow,
I met one man who was wounded in love,
I met another man who was wounded with hatred,
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

Oh, what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son?
Oh, what'll you do now, my darling young one?
I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin',
I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest,
Where the people are many and their hands are all empty,
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters,
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison,
Where the executioner's face is always well hidden,
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten,
Where black is the color, where none is the number,
And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it,
Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin',
But I'll know my song well before I start singin',
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard,
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.

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