FREE Christmas Carol Songbook

You'll be caroling sooner than you can say "Wenceslas"

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    Changes

    Phil Ochs

    Chord Guide

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

            123

    A:    x02220

             132

    D:    xx0232

           12

    Em:   022000

          134111

    F#m:  244222

           13421

    Bm:   x24432

     

     

    Intro: Instrumental Verse


    G                A                   D                Em
      Sit by my side, come as close as the air,
    G                 A              F#m          Bm                          
      Share in a memory of gray, and wander in my

      Em              A                     D                    Em   A      D (2)

    words,  and dream about the pictures that I play   of changes.
     
    Verse 2:

    G                          A                  D            Em
       Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall,

           G                 A                     F#m    Bm       
    To brown and to yellow they fade, and then they have to

      Em     A                        D              Em  A      D (2)

    die,    trapped within the circle time parade of changes.


    Verse 3:

    G                       A                          D                Em
       Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind,

    G                   A                 F#m       Bm       
       Visions of shadows that chime, 'til one day I

      Em               A                            D                    Em   A          D (2)

    returned, and found they were the victims of the vines,     of changes.

    Verse 4:

              G                    A          D                Em
    The world spinning madly, it drifts in the dark,

    G                              A          F#m     Bm       
       Swings through a hollow of haze, a race around that

      Em      A                            D              Em A         D (2)

    stars, a journey through the universe ablaze, with changes.

    Instrumental Verse


    Verse 5:

    G                       A             D              Em
        Moments of magic will glow in the night,

    G                       A            F#m         Bm       
    all fears of the forest are gone, but when the moment

      Em                   A                     D                    Em   A       D (2)

    breaks, they’re swept away by golden drops of dawn    of changes.

    Verse 6:

    G                      A             D               Em
       Passions will part to a strange melody,

    G                 A                     F#m        Bm       
    as fires will sometimes burn cold, like petals in the

      Em            A                    D                      Em   A        D (2)

    wind, we're puppets to the silver strings of souls,    of changes.

     


    Verse 7:

              G                A                     D                      Em
    Your tears will be trembling, now here, somewhere else,

    G                       A                F#m      Bm      
    one last cup of wine we will pour,  I'll kiss you one more

      Em        A                        D                  Em   A        D (2)

    time, and leave you on the rolling river shore,     of changes.

    Verse 8:

          G             A                   D               Em
    So sit by my side, come as close as the air,

    G                 A              F#m          Bm                          
      Share in a memory of gray, and wander in my

      Em              A                     D                    Em   A       D (2, hold 2nd measure)

    words,  and dream about the pictures that I play     of changes.


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.