I was inspired by Bob Dylans birthday this week (May 24th) to try one of his classics, and he has written a few.
I have seen Bob Dylan play a number of times but the most memorable was at the 2004 Fleadh in Finsbury park, London. Not really for Bob, but for the line up. The Fleadh had moved away from featuring mostly Irish acts and by 2004 was a more mixed affair. Thanks to that I got to see Bob Dylan, Christy Moore, Billy Bragg and John Prine all on the one day. There were other great acts at the Fleadh, but them four, in one day! If you have similar tastes to me you will understand.
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright has always been one of my favourites. My finger picking is not the best so I abandoned that fairly quickly and reverted to playing it using open chords. However, I will include Don’t Think Twice in my finger picking practice routine from here on, that, and Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order which is the one I use most of the time for finger picking practice.
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Lyrics & Chords
Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright Live 1965
Great version from 1965, happy birthday Bob & enjoy.