Who Sang The Times They Are A-Changin'? Nina Simone

Nina Simone To Love Somebody cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Bob Dylan
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
Style: Soul-Jazz
length: 5:59
conductor: Nina Simone
piano: Nina Simone
lead vocals: Nina Simone
recording engineer: Ray Hall and Mike Moran
arranger: Nina Simone
background vocals: Virdia Crawford, Doris Willingham, Doris Willingham and Virdia Crawford
electric bass guitar: Gene A Perla
organ: Weldon Irvine
guitar: Al Schackman
drums (drum set): Don Alias
bass: Gene A Perla
composer: Bob Dylan
lyricist: Bob Dylan
Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Above you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin', changin'

Come writers and critics
Who prophesy with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
It'll be namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin', changin'

Come senators and congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
It's ragin'
I will soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin', they're changin'

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
For your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
The old road is
Rapidly fadin'
Please get out of the way
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin', they're changin'

The line it is drawn now
And the curse it is cast
AND The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
Oh the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin', changin'

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Suzanne
  • 2 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  • 3 Revolution, Parts 1 & 2
  • 4 To Love Somebody
  • 5 I Shall Be Released
  • 6 I Can't See Nobody
  • 7 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
  • 8 The Times They Are A-Changin'