Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan was the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, quite the recognition for the poetry of his lyrics and his global impact.  Though he has put out a huge repertoire of songs and covered many topics, some of his folks songs from the 1960s have become standards for singing about peace.  “Blowing in the Wind” has been covered by many people including Peter, Paul, and Mary, and remains one of the most beloved songs yearning for peace.  “The Times They Are A-Changin'” is a more aggressive movement song.  Instead of yearning for peace there is an active drive to bring about a new reality in the face of the political structures that bring war and injustice.

Here’s an early 1964 video of Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'”:

Jimmy Fallon did a 2018 remake of Dylan’s song in this performance:

Not quite as well known is the apocalyptic song much about the changing times or tide, “The Hour that the Ship Comes In.”  Here Dylan performs it at the 1985 FarmAid concert with Keith Richards and Ronny Wood from the Rolling Stones playing guitar with him.