From the recording Archives
This is a song we are preparing for the second volume. It is a protest song that Dylan wrote in 1962. He was with friends in a cafe and it is said that he wrote this in 10 minutes. The melody is inspired from the old slave song "no more Auction Block". This song became one of the most popular anti-war songs during the 60s and the Vietnam War. During the Iraq War protests, some commentators noted that the protestors were still resurrecting songs like Blowin 'in the Wind. It is because the song is posing philosophical questions about peace, war and freedom. It does not refer specifically to any particular event, which has kept its popularity enduring. Bosba liked the melody without capturing the depth of the song until her father explained the lyrics to her. Bosbapanh then asked her father : why we still don't have answers to these questions ?