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Monday, January 21, 2013

SAM COOKE 'A Change Is Gonna Come'...Yes,.He Had A Dream

 by Piano Piano! cc
SAM COOKE was active in the civil right movement back in the 60's, before his death in 1964 at the young age of 33. This song says it all very well and supports MARTIN LUTHER KING JRs dream and day today...it was first done by Sam Cooke, and covered by so many others.
 Cooke widely influenced the rise of soul music in the 50's and 60's. 'A Change Is Gonna Come' '64 is a beautiful song that showed me his dream/hope for the civil rights movement and for all people and I've posted the lyrics below [they were found on Rallufl1986, link below]. To read more about Sam Cooke, go HERE and HERE 
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Found SAM COOKE doing 'A Change Is Gonna Come on YOUTUBE at Ralluf1986....

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lyrics....
I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been running ever since

It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh, yes it will

It's been too hard living
But I'm afraid to die
I don't know what's up there beyond the sky
It's been a long, long time coming
But I know a change gonna come
Oh yes it will

I go to the movie, and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin me "don't hang around"
It's been a long, a long time coming,
But i know a change gonna come
Oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
I say brother help me please
But he winds up knocking me
Back down on my knees

There's been times that I thought
I wouldn't last for long
But now I think 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

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