A Change Is Gonna Come Song Lyrics

Otis Redding

Otis Redding Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul cover art
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I was born by a river, oh man, in this little old tent, oh
Just like this river, I've been running ever since
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know, but I know, a change is gotta come
Ooo yes it is
Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my

It's been too hard living, oh my
And I'm afraid to die
I don't know what's up there
Beyond the clouds

It's been a long, long time coming
But I know, but I know a change is gotta come
Oh yes it is

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ole Man Trouble
  • 2 Respect
  • 3 A Change Is Gonna Come
  • 4 Down in the Valley
  • 5 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • 6 Shake
  • 7 My Girl
  • 8 Wonderful World
  • 9 Rock Me Baby
  • 10 Satisfaction
  • 11 You Don’t Miss Your Water


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
    writers: Sam Cooke
    album: Track 3 in album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
    release date: 1965-9-15
    popularity : 66 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:21
    producer: Jim Stewart
    recorded by: Tom Dowd
    keyboard: Booker T. Jones and Isaac Hayes
    guitar: Steve Cropper
    bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
    drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
    trumpet: Wayne Jackson and Gene “Bowlegs” Miller
    tenor saxophone: Andrew Love
    baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
    background vocals: Earl Sims
    composer: Sam Cooke
    lyricist: Sam Cooke

    Album Information

    label: Volt
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin