A Change Is Gonna Come
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

A Change Is Gonna Come Chords And Lyrics by Sam Cooke

On this A Change Is Gonna Come chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, an audio recording by Sam Cooke, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

A Change Is Gonna Come
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

Sam Cooke released this song as a B-side to the song Shake in Jan 1964 but was not released as a single until two weeks after Cooke was fatally shot in Dec 1964. He wrote the song referencing an event where he and his bandmates were turned away from a hotel due to the colour of their skin. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = a down up down up down down ... down up down up down down and repeat will work best here
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = G, Am, C, B7, Em, Daug, A7, D7

A Change Is Gonna Come Lyrics

I was born by the river - in a little tent, Oh I've been running, ever since
It's been a long ... long time coming, but I know a change is gonna come
It's been too hard living - but I'm afraid to die, cause I know somewhere, beyond the sky
It's been a long - a long time coming, but I know - a change is gonna come
Oh yes it will

And then I go - to my brother, and I say brother - help me please
And he just winds up - knockin' me, back down on - my knees
Theres been times when I thought, I couldnt last too long, now I know I'm able to carry on
It's been a long - long time coming, but I know, a change is gonna come, oh yes it will

And then I go - to my brother, and I say brother - help me please
And he just winds up - knockin' me, back down on - my knees

There’s been times that I know, I wouldnt last too long, now I know Im able to carry on
It's been a long - a long time coming, but I know, a change is gonna come
It's been a long - a long time coming, and I know, a change is gonna come
And I know - a change is gonna come

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