A change is gonna come

Sam Cooke



 EE7
I was born by the river in a little tent
 AC#mB
And just like that river I've been running ever since
 EA
It's been a long time coming
 G#C#mABE
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will
It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
Cos 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
BRIDGE:
 F#mC#m
 And then I go to see my brother
 F#mC#m
And I ask him to help me please
 F#mC#m
And he just winds up knockin' me
 F#BB7
Back down on my knees 
There were 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, been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will
REPEAT VERSE 2
NOTE: I know this song from the Aretha Franklin and Band versions, but I
figure it's only right to post this under Sam Cooke's name.
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)











A B B7 C#m E E7 F# F#m G#
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Zylaw (report comment to admin):
Verse 3 (before the Bridge)


I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin me
Don't hang around

It's been a long time comin' but I know
A change is gonna come, Oh, Yes it will
decaturcomp (report comment to admin):
I like this, thanks.

For Ukulele I like it in A (+5 Semitones) with the D played in the 7th fret 9877.
decaturcomp (report comment to admin):
Of course that should have been the E in the 9877 form then the E7 as 7877