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     G             Em         C        G
Come gather 'round people wherever you roam
      G            Am      C              D
And admit that the waters around you have grown
      G            Em             C               G
And accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone
        G       Am           D
If your time to you is worth savin'
         D            D7                 Gmaj7       D
Then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone,
        G                 C    D  G
For the times, they are a chang - in'

-same chord progression as before-

Come writers and critics who prophecies with your pen
And keep your eyes wide the chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon for the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you don't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend a hand
For the times they are a-changin'

Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway, don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'

The line it is drawn the curse it is cast
The slow one now will later be fast
As the present now will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin'
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'
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  1. For anyone wondering the progression, if you know roman numeral analysis you can just write down
    I vi IV I/ I ii IV I/ I vi IV I/ I ii V/ V V7 I(7) V/ I IV V I

    That way it works for whichever key you wish to play it in.

  2. Also for the last line a the Verse you can play:
    For the (G5)times, they (Gsus4)are (G)a (Am)chan-(D)-(G)gin’.

    G5: 0-2-3-5
    Gsus4: 0-2-3-3

  3. I would suggest another chord progression that sounds better to me…:
    Come (G)gather round (Em)people where- (D)ever you (G)roam
    and (G)admit that the (C)waters a-(Am)round you have (D)grown
    And (G)accept it that (Em)soon you’ll be (Am)drenched to the (G)bone
    If your (G)time to (C)you is worth (D)savin’
    Then you (D)better start (Bm)swimmin’ or you’ll (G)sink like a (D)stone
    For the (G)times, they are a (C)chang- (D)- (G)in’

    And so on…
    Try it without singing over it and you will see it sounds closer to the melody…

  4. Pam Orlowicz

    Plus 5 works better for me

  5. @Katie,
    Try Am

  6. The Gmaj7 doesn’t sound right to me…. anyone have any alternate suggestions?

  7. I dont seem to remember the chord progression, so, Please? place the chords over the whole song? pretty please? :p

  8. Yeah could you put the chords all over? That’d be great.

  9. joaopedrogs

    Can you put the chords all over the song?

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