A Change Is Gonna Come

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 is

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

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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Notes

Soundchecked on March 23, 1988, in Atlanta.

Chords

Live history

"" has been performed live a total of 3093 times.
First known performance:
1965-00-00, Woodhaven, NJ
Castiles
Last known performance:
2019-04-13, New York, NY
benefit

Release history

Total releases: 129
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Bruce Springsteen, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, album, 1973-01-05
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Bruce Springsteen, Blinded by the Light, single, 1973-02-23
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Bruce Springsteen, Spirit in the Night, single, 1973-05-11
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Bruce Springsteen, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle, album, 1973-11-05
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Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run, single, 1975-08-29
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Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run, album, 1975-09-01
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=86&release_title=I+Don%27t+Want+to+Go+Home
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, I Don't Want to Go Home, contribution, 1976
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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, This Time It's For Real, contribution, 1977
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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Hearts of Stone, contribution, 1978
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Lou Reed, Street Hassle, contribution, 1978-02
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=2&release_title=Darkness+on+the+Edge+of+Town
Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town, album, 1978-06-06
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Bruce Springsteen, Prove It All Night, single, 1978-06-09
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Bruce Springsteen, Badlands, single, 1978-08-14
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=32&release_title=No+Nukes%3A+The+MUSE+Concerts+for+a+Non-Nuclear+Future
Various artists, No Nukes: The MUSE Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future, various artists, 1979
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Graham Parker, The Up Escalator, contribution, 1980
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=9&release_title=The+River
Bruce Springsteen, The River, album, 1980-10-17
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=62&release_title=Hungry+Heart
Bruce Springsteen, Hungry Heart, single, 1980-10-20
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Gary U.S. Bonds, Dedication, contribution, 1981-04
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Gary U.S. Bonds, On the Line, contribution, 1982-06
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Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska, album, 1982-10-04
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Bruce Springsteen, Open All Night, single, 1982-11-20
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Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark, single, 1984
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Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA, album, 1984-06-04
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Various artists, We Are the World, various artists, 1985
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Bruce Springsteen, My Hometown, single, 1985
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=12&release_title=Live+1975-85
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live 1975-85, live, 1986-11-04
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=33&release_title=A+Very+Special+Christmas
Various artists, A Very Special Christmas, various artists, 1987
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=34&release_title=Live+Collection
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live Collection, maxisingle, 1987
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=13&release_title=Tunnel+of+Love
Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love, album, 1987-10-06
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=105&release_title=Black+%26+White+Night
Roy Orbison, Black & White Night, contribution, 1988
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=29&release_title=Folkways%3A+A+Vision+Shared%3A+A+Tribute+to+Woody+Guthrie+and+Leadbelly
Various artists, Folkways: A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, various artists, 1988
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=35&release_title=Chimes+of+Freedom
Bruce Springsteen, Chimes of Freedom, maxisingle, 1988
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Bruce Springsteen, Spare Parts, maxisingle, 1988
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=31&release_title=The+Last+Temptation+of+Elvis
Various artists, The Last Temptation of Elvis, various artists, 1990
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Various artists, Harry Chapin Tribute, various artists, 1990
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=106&release_title=Silver+Lining
Nils Lofgren, Silver Lining, contribution, 1991
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=48&release_title=For+Our+Children
Various artists, For Our Children, various artists, 1991
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=89&release_title=Better+Days
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Better Days, contribution, 1991-10
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=24&release_title=In+Concert+-+Plugged
Bruce Springsteen, In Concert - Plugged, movie, 1992
display_release.php?ID=440&amp%3Bsongtitle=Little+Sister&id=37&release_title=57+Channels+%28And+Nothin%27+On%29
Bruce Springsteen, 57 Channels (And Nothin' On), maxisingle, 1992