Mudcat Café message #871183 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55801   Message #871183
Posted By: Genie
21-Jan-03 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)
Subject: Chords Add: "Changes" (Phil Ochs)
Here are the full lyrics, without the strikeouts, etc., and with chords.

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CHANGES  (Phil Ochs © 1963, renewed 1991 Barricade Music, Inc.)
      F            G                  C              Am
1.  Sit by my side, come as close as the air,
  F             G             Am                  F                  Dm
Share in a mem'ry of gray;  /  (And) wander in my words,
  G                       C         Am      F->G       C
Dream about the pictures that I play    of Changes.

      F                      G                 C            Am
2.  Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall.
       F                 G             Am                  F                     Dm
To brown and to yellow they fade.  /  And then they have to die,
  G                          C       Am      F->G       C
Trapped within the circle-time parade   of Changes.

           F              G                        C              Am
3.  Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind,
  F             G                 Am                  F              Dm
Visions of shadows that shine,  /  Till one day I returned
        G                            C         Am      F->G       C
And found they were the victims of the vines   of Changes.

              F                      G            C              Am
4.  The world's spinning madly, it drifts in the dark,
  F                        G            Am             F                     Dm
Swings through a hollow of haze,  /  A race around the stars,
     G                             C   Am      F->G            C
A journey through the  universe ablaze    with Changes.

        F               G             C              Am
5.  Moments of magic will glow in the night;
        F             G             Am                  F                        Dm
All fears of the forest are gone,  /  But when the morning breaks
            G                    C         Am        F->G           C
They're swept away by golden drops of dawn,    of Changes.

        F                G            C              Am
6.  Passions will part to a strange melody.
       F           G                    Am                F                  Dm
As fires will sometimes burn cold.  /  Like petals in the wind,
           G                   C         Am           F->G       C
We're puppets to the silver strings of souls,    of Changes.

               F                  G                     C                    Am
7.  Your tears will be trembling.  Now we're somewhere else.
         F              G                Am                     F                        Dm
One last cup of wine we will pour,  /  And I'll kiss you one more time,
        G                       C       Am        F->G       C
And leave you on the rolling river shores    of Changes.

(repeat first verse)

Recorded by Phil Ochs; also Ian & Sylvia - Play One More© Appleseed Music, Inc.