Bob Dylan: “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”

Bob Dylan playing guitar and harmonica.
(Bob Dylan - Wikipedia)
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“Knockin on Heaven’s Door” is a song written and sung by Bob Dylan, for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Released as a single, it reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Described by Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin as “an exercise in splendid simplicity,”[1] the song, measured simply in terms of the number of other artists who have covered it, is one of Dylan’s most popular post-1960s compositions.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs written of all time. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan is critical to one of the greatest soundtracks of our lives. For example, it has been covered by several talented musicians, including Eric Clapton, Guns N Roses, Roger Waters, and many contemporary artists.

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Mama, take this badge off of me

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I can’t use it anymore

It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see

I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

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Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Mama, put my guns in the ground

I can’t shoot them anymore

That long black cloud is comin’ down

I feel like I’m knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door

 

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