A Change Is Gonna Come chords by Otis Redding

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A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
As recorded by Otis Redding

(From the 1965 Album OTIS BLUE/OTIS REDDING SINGS SOUL)

[Verse 1]
Ab Bbm
I was born by a river in this little old tent
Bbm Fm
Oh just like this river I've been running ever since
Ab Bbm Db
It's been a long long, long time coming
Db C Fm
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
Ab
Oh yes it is

[Verse 2]
Ab
It's been too hard living, oh my
Ab Bbm
And I'm afraid to die
Bbm Fm
I don't know what's up there
Fm
Beyond the clouds
Ab Bbm
It's been a long long, long time coming
Db C Fm Bbm
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
Ab
Oh yes it is

[Bridge]
Bbm Ab Bbm
There was a time I would go to my brother
Bbm Fm Bbm
I asked my brother, "Will you help me please?"
Bbm Fm
He turned me down and then I ask my dear mother, oh
Bb7
I said "Mother!"
Bb7 Eb
I said "Mother! I'm down on my knees"

[Verse 3]
Ab
It's been a time that I thought
Ab Bbm
Lord this couldn't last for very long
Bbm Fm
But somehow I thought I was still able to try to carry on
Ab Bbm
It's been a long long, long time coming
Bbm Db C Fm
But I know a change is gonna come
Ab
Oh, yes it is

[Bridge]
Bbm Ab Bbm
Just like I said, I went to my little bitty brother, my littlee brother
Bbm Fm Bbm
I asked my brother "Brother help me please?"
Bbm Fm Bb7
He turned me down and then I go to my little mother, my dear mother
Bb7
I said "Mother!"
Eb
I said "Mother! I'm down on my knees"

[Verse 4]
Ab
But there was a time that I thought
Ab Bbm
Lord this couldn't last for very long
Fm
But somehow I thought I was still able to try to carry on
Ab Bbm
It's been a long long, long time coming
Db Cm Fm
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
Fm Db Cm
Ooh it's been so long, it's been so long, a little too long
Cm Fm
But a change has gotta come

[Outro]
Ab Db
I'm so tired, so tired of standing by myself
Cm C
And standing by my self
Fm
And standing up alone
Fm
But a change has gotta come
Fm
You know and I know
Fm Db
You know that I know
Db Cm
I know that you know, honey
Cm Fm Ab Db
That a change is gonne come, oh my
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