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Bob Dylan

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Acoustic
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  • 1987
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“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. The song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song consists of four chords in the key of G major: G, D, Am7, and C. The basic pattern throughout the song is G-D-Am7-Am7 and then G-D-C-C, and this is repeated. In 2004, it was voted #190 by representatives of the music industry and press in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time issue. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door ... I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door

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This song is listed #190 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Bob Dylan (See Charts): Political World, Peggy Day, Obviously 5 Believers, You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Lenny Bruce, Shot Of Love, When I Paint My Masterpiece, God Knows, I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met), and Spirit On The Water.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Wish You Were Here, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing's Changed, Hotel California, and Nothing Else Matters.


adam wrote on April, 18th 2008 at 2:47am:
better than the gnr cover

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