Dust In The Wind chords & lyrics

by Kansas

  • Dust In The Wind was written by Kerry Livgren from the band, Kansas. The song was recorded June - July, 1977 and released Jan 16, 1978 from the album Point of Know Return.
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at 92 bpm (♩
  • Chords: C, Cmaj7, Cadd9, Asus2, Asus4, Am, Am/G, G, G/B, G/A, D/F#, Dm7, F, FaddD, F/A
  • We have included the Guitar TAB below for the 1st 8 bars of Intro - similar picking pattern throughout the song.

Dust In The Wind by Kansas

Intro: 4/4 
| C  - Cmaj7  |  Cadd9   -   C  | Asus2  - Asus4  |  Am   -   Asus2  |
| Cadd9  - C  | Cmaj7  - Cadd9  |   Am  -  Asus2  | Asus4 - Am  G/B  | 
                   (Timing on last bar              1& 2&   3&4  &   )

        C    G/B   Am     G           Dm7             Am            G/B
1. I  close  my   eyes___ On-ly for a mo-ment and the mo-ment’s gone
    C   G/B   Am       G              Dm7          Am
   All  my  dreams___ Pass be-fore my eyes a cu-ri-o-si-ty

 
    D/F#    G         Am  Am/G  D/F#             G         | Am / / G  |
Chorus: Dust  in the wind___    All they are is dust in the wind...


    C    G/B   Am      G             Dm7          Am            G/B
2. Same  old  song___ Just a drop of wa-ter in an end-less sea
    C   G/B  Am     G                 Dm7                Am
   All  we   do___ Crum-bles to the ground though we re-fuse to see


    D/F#    G        Am  Am/G  D/F#             G           Am
Chorus: Dust in the wind___    All they are is dust in the wind...
    
       |     Am     |     G    |     F     | FaddD  -  F  |
           (wind)                   (Oh)

Instr: |     Am     |     G    |     F     | FaddD  -  F  |  
  
       |     Am     |     G    |     F     | FaddD  -  F  |   

|  C   -  Cmaj7  |  Cadd9  -   C  | Asus2  -  Asus4  |   Am   -    Asus2  |

|  Cadd9  -   C  |  Cmaj7 - Cadd9 |   Am   -  Asus2  |  Asus4  - Am  G/B  | 
                                                                  (Now)

        C    G/B  Am    G                  Dm7             Am            G/B
3. Now don’t hang on___ No-thing lasts  for-e-ver but the earth and sky
        C   G/B    Am          G               Dm7            Am
   It slips  a  -  way___ And all your mon-ey won’t a-no-ther mi-nute buy


    D/F#    G        Am  Am/G   D/F#           G           Am  
Chorus: Dust in the wind___     All we are is dust in the wind...

                                       
    D/F#   G         Am  Am/G  D/F#             G            Am  
Chorus: Dust in the wind___    Ev’-ry-thing is dust in the (wind)...

|  Am  -  Asus2  |  Asus4  -  Am | Asus2  -  Asus4 | Am  -  Asus2  | 
 (wind)                    (...the wind)

||: Asus4  -  Am | Asus2  -  Asus4 | Am  - Asus2  :|| 
                                                     ... repeat and fade

C Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
Optional Note (3): If you don't play optional note, do play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            C                 Cmaj7               Cadd9                Am                 Am/G
    e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|
    B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-3-|---|     G |---|-3-|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|-4-|
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 

          Asus2                Asus4               G                   G/B                 G/A
    e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|-3-|     e |---|---|-4-|     e |---|---|-4-|
    B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|-4-|     B |---|---|---|     B |---|---|(3)|     B |---|---|(3)|
    G |---|-3-|---|     G |---|-3-|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|
    A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|     A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|-2-|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 

           D/F#                Dm7                  F                 FaddD                F/A
    e |---|-3-|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|     e |-1-|---|---|
    B |---|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|-4-|     B |-1-|---|---|
    G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|
    D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|-3-|     D |---|---|-3-|     D |---|---|-3-|
    A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|
    E |---|-1-|---|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                 Cmaj7               Cadd9                Am                 Am/G
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|---| B     |-4-|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-3-|---| G     |---|-3-|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D
    |-3-|---|---| A     |-3-|---|---| A     |-3-|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |-4-|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
        Asus2               Asus4                 G                  G/B                 G/A
    |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |-3-|---|---| e     |-4-|---|---| e     |-4-|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B     |-4-|---|---| B     |---|---|---| B     |(3)|---|---| B     |(3)|---|---| B
    |---|-3-|---| G     |---|-3-|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G
    |---|-2-|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D
    |---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A     |---|-1-|---| A     |---|-1-|---| A     |---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |-2-|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
      
         D/F#                Dm7                  F                 FaddD                F/A
    |---|-3-|---| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e     |---|---|-1-| e
    |-4-|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |-4-|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B
    |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G
    |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D     |-3-|---|---| D
    |---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A
    |---|-1-|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets

Dust In The Wind TAB - Intro:

This in a snippet of the Intro Guitar tab - The full Tab is available at OnlineSheetMusic.Comicon - 3 pages - Digital Print - (Kansas) - C Major

Dust In The Wind Intro - TAB

Kansas

Point of Know Return album
L to R: Phil Ehart, Robby Steinhardt, Kerry Livgren,
Rich Williams, Steve Walsh, Dave Hope

Origins: Topeka Texas, USA

Original band members: Steve Walsh (keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, vocals), Kerry Livgren (lead guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, vocals), Rich Williams (rhythm guitar), Dave Hope (bass, vocals), Phil Ehart (drums, percussion), Robby Steinhardt (violin, vocals).

Music Styles: Progressive rock, art rock

Active Years: 1973-1984, 1985-present


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