A ray of hope

Rascals



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Intro   :

 Cmaj7Em7Dm7G
                                                                 Verse 1:
 Abmaj7Bbm7
        Most people got soul, if they wanna try
 Abmaj7Bbm7
        Let love be your goal and let it fly
 Gmaj7Am7
        'Cause it's easy to hate, to draw a line
 Gmaj7Dm7Dm7/GCmaj7
        But errin' is human, forgivin's divine
 Cmaj7Em7Dm7G
                   I know a lot of people who think like me
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        That this world could be a place that's filled with harmony
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        First there's a lot of things we got to rearrange
 Fmaj7Em7Dm7Dm7/G
        So put 'em into headlines so peace can come and truth shall reign
Chorus 1:
 CC/BAm
        As long as there is a ray of hope
 Fmaj7Em7Dm7Dm7/G
        Lord, I don't mind goin' out and doin' my work
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        Light up the way to brotherhood
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        Help us to make his dream  understood
Verse 2:
Sometimes the road gets a little rough
Your strength is all gone, you had enough
But there's people who win without making fists
This old world won't survive 'less we think like this
I can't imagine any greater need, no, no
Than to treat each other just like we'd like to be
It's a gas just knowin' what is yet to come
Not unless we get together, got to get together one by one
Chorus 2:
As long as there is a ray of hope
Lord, I don't mind goin' out and doin' my work
Light up the way to brotherhood
 Fmaj7Em7Dm7/G
           I got to keep on searching, gonna keep on searchin' 'til I find out
(Keep on searchin') 'Til I find out
(Keep on searchin') Gonna take a long look way down inside
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        Got to find out, Lord, why I'm alive, yeah
Instrumental break:
 3X
        organ and horns over intro chord progression  
 first four lines only
Verse 3 :
We'll pray for a day when all men can be free, yeah
And people can live like they're meant to be
Meanwhile it's all up to you and me
Start workin' together towards this dream
 repeat cborus 1
Chorus 3:
As long as there is a ray of hope
I got to wait my turn, wait my turn 'til I can vote
As long as there is a ray of hope
Gimme, gimme hope, yeah
Coda: [fade out while repeating chorus chord progression; LP version ends
with excerpt from "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (ahh, 1968...]
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers


Abmaj7 Am Am7 Bbm7 C C/B Cmaj7 Dm7 Dm7/G Em7 Fmaj7 G Gmaj7
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