There are two printable sets of guitar and ukulele tab PDFs for this song: one with Bob Dylan’s lyrics and one with his and mine.
On Bob Dylan’s site, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door only has two verses of lyrics. Those would be verses 1 and 3 in my arrangement.
When he performed it on MTV Unplugged in 1995, though, he put in an additional verse that is verse 2 in this arrangement… because it best fits between the original two verses, in my opinion.
I liked the song enough, though, that I added two extra verses to show my disappointment at how little the world had “progressed” since when Bob first wrote this song. Those would be verses 4 and 5 in this arrangement, in a reflective sense, with a demo I recorded for how to play the entire song as per the tab I have made available below. You could use the same chords to play Bob’s version above, more or less, but you’d also need a lot of other players and parts I don’t have documented in my simple one singer one guitar tabs.
To download a printable PDF version of the tabs for this song, please click one of the links below.
Original lyrics only version
- Original Letter Sized Guitar Tabs PDF
- Original Tabloid Sized Guitar Tabs PDF
- Original Letter Sized Ukulele Tabs PDF
- Original Tabloid Sized Ukulele Tabs PDF
Extra lyrics version
- Letter Sized Guitar Tabs PDF
- Tabloid Sized Guitar Tabs PDF
- Letter Sized Ukulele Tabs PDF
- Tabloid Sized Ukulele Tabs PDF