A Change Is Gonna Come lyrics


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A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke!

I was born by the river, in a little tent,
oh and just like that river I’ve been running ever since.
It’s been a long, a long time coming,
but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die,
I don’t know what’s out there, beyond the sky.
It’s been a long, a long time coming,
but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

I go to the movie, and I go downtown,
somebody keep telling me don’t hang around.
It’s been a long, a long time coming,
but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

Then I go to my brother, and I say brother help me, please.
But he winds up knockin’ me, back down on my knees.

Oh, there’ve been times when I thought I couldn’t last for long,
but now I think I’m able to carry on.
It’s been a long, a long time coming,
but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.


A Change Is Gonna Come – Chords

G | G | Am | Em |
I was born by the river, in a little tent, oh and just like that river I’ve been running ever since.
G | Am C B7 | Em | G |
It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will.

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Al Green

Al Green is an American gospel and soul singer who has enjoyed great popularity since the early 70s.

Among his hits, you’ll find Let’s Stay Together and Take Me To The River as well as covers of A Change Is Gonna Come, Unchained Melody, Light My Fire, and My Girl.

Go to Al Green – Biography.


Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Considered by most critics and peer the greatest singer of all time.

Born in Detroit and looking for a record deal in 1960, Aretha seemed like the perfect match for Berry Gordy’s label Motown. However, Aretha’s father had other ideas.

Go to Aretha Franklin – Biography.


Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke has been called The King Of Soul. His legacy is extensive and his impact on soul music is undeniable.

Between 1957 and 1963, Sam Cooke managed twenty-nine top 40 hits including You Send Me, Chain Gang, A Change Is Gonna Come, and Wonderful World.

Go to Sam Cooke – Biography.


Intermediate Acoustic Songs

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Songs

The intermediate songs can not be played using just basic open position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We incorporate bass lines, licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we invent 2nd guitar parts and play these songs together.

Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.