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(by Bob Dylan; learned from him and others in the early 1960s)

(music to go here)

Yes'n, how many roads must a man walk down
Before you can call him a man?
Yes'n, how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes'n, how many times must 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'n, how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed into the sea?
Yes'n, how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes'n, how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
    The answer, my friend...

Yes'n, how many times can a man look up
Before he sees the sky?
Yes'n, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes'n, how many deaths will it till he knows
That too many people have died?
    The answer, my friend...

(one of the most popular folksongs during the 1960s)
(from miriam berg's folksong collection)