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Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come Chords

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A Change Is Gonna Come Chords

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Sam Cooke
[Intro]       [1st & 2nd Verses] 
  Q=90
 4/4            12/8
  Gtr I
  Wx4             Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|------------||----------------------|
D|------------||o---------------------|
A|------------||o-1---------1---------|
E|------------||----------------------|

   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|----------------------|---------------------|
D|----------------------|---------------------|
A|-1---------1------1-2-|-3---------3---------|
E|----------------------|---------------------|

   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|-----------1----0----|
A|--------------------0-|-1---------1------1-2-|-3-------------------|
E|-3---------3------3---|----------------------|---------------------|

                        1.                      2.
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.       Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|----------------------|----------------------||---------------------||
D|----------------------|---------------------o||---------------------||
A|--------------------0-|-1---------1---------o||-1---------1---------||
E|-3---------3------3---|----------------------||---------------------||

 [3rd & 4th Verses]
  Segno $
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
A|-1---------1------1-1-|-1---------1------1-2-|-3---------3---------|
E|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
                                                    
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------|-----------1----0----|
A|--------------------0-|-1---------1------1-2-|-3-------------------|
E|-3---------3------4---|----------------------|---------------------|

[Bridge]
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E    Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E
G|----------------------||---------------------|----------------------|
D|----------------------||---------------------|----------------------|
A|-1---------1----1-1-1-||-3---------3---------|-1---------1----1-1-1-|
E|----------------------||---------------------|----------------------|

   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.
G|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
D|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
A|-3---------3---------|---------------------|-3---------3---------|
E|---------------------|-3---------3---------|---------------------|
 
                                                           D.S. al Coda
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E
G|----------------------|---------------------|-------------------------||
D|----------------------|---------------------|-2-----------------------||
A|----------------------|-3---------3---------|-------------------------||
E|-3---------3----3-3-3-|---------------------|-----------1------1-2----||

[Outro]
   Segno &
                                                TP               TP
   Q.   Q.   Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.   Q.   Q.     W.              +W.
G|----------------------|---------------------|---------------|--------*|
D|----------------------|---------------------|---------------|--------*|
A|--------------------0-|-1---------1---------|-1-------------|-(1)----*|
E|-3---------3------3---|---------------------|---------------|--------*|

[Lyrics]
I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I've been running ever since

It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will

It's been too hard living, but I'm afraid to die
'Cause I don't know what's up there beyond the sky

It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go down town
Somebody keep telling me don't hang around

It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' 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

There been times that 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 gon' come, oh yes it will             
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