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Composer: Bob Dylan
Inspired by the Peter, Paul and Mary version.

"Blowin' in the Wind" is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released as a single and on his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in 1963. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. The refrain "The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind" has been described as "impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind".[2]
In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Blowin’ In The Wind” has been covered by hundreds of artists, notably amongst them include: Sielun Veljet, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton and “Peter, Paul and Mary”.

Other Cover versions of note include:

"Blowin' in the Wind" has been covered by hundreds of artists. The most commercially successful version is by folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, who released the song in June 1963, three weeks after The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was issued. Albert Grossman, then managing both Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary, brought the trio the song which they promptly recorded (on a single take) and released.[23] The trio's version, which was the title track of their third album, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard charts.[24] The group's version also went to number one on the Middle-Road charts for five weeks.[25]
• Other notable covers include those by Sielun Veljet, who released it as a single, and Stevie Wonder, whose version became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966[26] The Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' version appears on their album Blow in the Wind, a play on the title of the song.
• Tore Lagergren wrote lyrics in Swedish, "Och vinden ger svar" ("and the wind gives answer"), which charted at Svensktoppen for two weeks in 1963, first as recorded by Otto, Berndt och Beppo, peaking at number 8 on October 12, and by Lars Lönndahl during November 9–15 with sixth and seventh position.[27] Both were released on single A-sides in 1963. This version was also recorded by Sven-Ingvars as the B-side of the single "Du ska tro på mej", released in March 1967.[28] With these lyrics, the song also charted at Svensktoppen in 1970, with Michael med Salt och peppar.[29]
• Dolly Parton recorded the song for her 2005 covers album Those Were the Days.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowin%27_in_the_Wind

Aside from the original speech, “The Vocal Chords” are performing the “Peter, Paul and Mary” version in this recording.

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We are emulating some of the artists we love and closely re-creating their sound.

Buddy Holly, Elvis, Beatles, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Seekers, The Shadows, The Byrds, The Hollies, Bowie, Orbison, The Coasters, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter and Gordon, Nina Simone, The Weavers, Pete Seeger, Del Vikings, Gene Vincent, The Kingston Trio, The Mamas and the Papas, and many others are our sources of inspiration.

The artwork is a throwback to an iconic album from the sixties with a modern twist.

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"Blowin' In The Wind"

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take 'til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

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from Cocoa Love, releases May 25, 2017
The Vocal Chords (feat. The Cud Chewing Cows)

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We are emulating some of the artists we love from the 1950's through the 2000’s and closely re-creating their sound.

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Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Peter and Gordon, The Shadows, The Drifters, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Peter Paul and Mary, Lambert Hendricks and Ross, Nina Simone, The Kingston Trio, The Mamas and the Papas, The Seekers and many others are inspiration for our sound
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