Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)

DigiTrad:
AUTOMATION SONG
BOUND FOR GLORY
CHANGES
CHORDS OF FAME
DRAFT DODGER RAG
FLOWER LADY
HILLS OF WEST VIRGINIA
I AIN'T MARCHIN' ANYMORE
I'M GOING TO SAY IT NOW
IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
IS THERE ANYBODY HERE?
JIM DEAN OF INDIANA
LINKS ON THE CHAIN
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
LOVE ME, I'M A LIBERAL
NO MORE SONGS
ONE MORE PARADE
OUTSIDE OF A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
PHIL
PLEASURES OF THE HARBOR
SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
TALKING BIRMINGHAM JAM
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT WAS THE MAN
THAT WAS THE PRESIDENT, THAT WAS THE MAN 2
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
THE WAR IS OVER
THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE
TOO MANY MARTYRS
WHAT'S THAT I HEAR? (FREEDOM CALLING)
WHEN I'M GONE


Related threads:
Lyr Add: Knock On The Door (8)
Phil Ochs' Power and Glory-new national anthem (26)
Lyr ADD: In the Heat of the Summer (Phil Ochs) (13)
(origins) Origins: When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs) (40)
(origins) Origins: No More Songs (Phil Ochs) - Meaning (6)
Lyr Add: That's What I Want To Hear (Phil Ochs) (1)
Folklore: Meaning of Flower Lady (Phil Ochs) (11)
req/ADD: Songs by Phil Ochs (8)
Songs for/about Phil Ochs (133)
Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching anymore (10)
Chord Req: All Quiet on the Western Front (P Ochs) (5)
Lyr Req: You Can't Get Stoned Enough (Phil Ochs) (13)
Lyr/Chords Req: Songs by Phil Ochs (6)
Lyr Add: Hands (Phil Ochs) (6)
Lyr Req: That's the Way It's Gonna Be (Phil Ochs) (9)
Medgar Evers' Murder: 50 Years Later - Phil Ochs (7)
Phil Ochs - The Party (4)
Lyr Add: Here's to the State of Mississippi (Ochs) (8)
Need Sheet Music for The Bells (Ochs/Poe) (9)
ADD: A Toast To Those Who Are Gone (Phil Ochs) (4)
Lyr Req: Love Me I'm a Liberal (Phil Ochs) (17)
Draft Dodger Rag: ragtime or not? (13)
There but for fortune/blowin in the wind (23)
(origins) Origins: Santo Domingo (Phil Ochs) (8)
Lyr Add: Here's to the State of Mississippi (Ochs) (14)
Lyr Add: Knock on the Door (Phil Ochs) (1)
Lyr Add: 'Cops of the World' redux (8)
Chords Req: A Year to Go By (Phil Ochs) (15)
Phil Ochs Chords....Also Don McClean (8)
Tune Req: Outside of a Small Circle of Friends (7)
Lyr Add: Flower Lady (Phil Ochs) (6)
Tune Req: Phil Ochs (7)
Lyr/Chords Req: Draft Dodgers Blues (4) (closed)
Lyr Req: Cops of the World (Phil Ochs) (3)
Chords: Draft Dodger Rag (12)
Chords Req: This Old World Is Changing Hands (Ochs (1)
Link: Phil Ochs Lyric Index (7)
Lyr Req: There But for Fortune (Phil Ochs) (25)
Lyr Req: Scorpion Departs But Never Returns (Ochs) (11)


Genie 18 Jan 03 - 04:38 PM
Genie 21 Jan 03 - 03:11 AM
Mark Cohen 22 Jan 03 - 02:33 AM
Mark Cohen 22 Jan 03 - 02:37 AM
GUEST,Genie 27 Jan 03 - 03:57 AM
OldPossum 18 May 03 - 12:02 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)
From: Genie
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 04:38 PM

(I did not add this to the previous thread about "Changes," because that thread was about a different song with the same title.)

Genie

Listening to Phil Ochs sing this song and comparing it to the version in the DT, I discovered that a whole verse was left out of the DT.

Not only that, but there are a few places where Phil clearly sings the lyrics differently.  (Of course, the lyrics may have been altered on the versions by Ian and Sylvia or others.)  I have indicated the omitted verse (#5) and how Phil's lyrics compare with the DT below.

(Please note that the "circle-time" lyric was not hard to understand on Ochs's recording.  It's clearly not "serpentine."    The "vines" vs. "winds" thing in verse #3 is a little less clear.  It sound like "vines," though it's conceivable he's saying "wines" or "winds" as in "winding road," but it's definitely a long "i" sound, not "winds" as in "the four winds."  The first verse I also copied from the liner notes for the Ochs CD, as well as listening to them.
 
 

CHANGES  (Phil Ochs © 1963, renewed 1991 Barricade Music, Inc.)

1.  Sit by my side, come as close as the air,
Share in a memory of gray;
And wander in my words,
and Dream about the pictures that I play of changes.

2.  Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall.
To brown and to yellow they fade.
And then they have to die,
Trapped within the circle-time serpentine parade of changes.

3.  Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind,
Visions of shadows that shine,
Till one day I returned and found to find they were the
Victims of the vines winds of changes.

4.  The world's spinning madly, it drifts in the dark,
Swings through a hollow of haze,
A race around the stars,
A journey through the  universe ablaze with changes.

5.  Moments of magic will glow in the night;
All fears of the forest are gone,
But when the morning breaks
They're swept away by golden drops of dawn, of changes.

6.  Passions will part to a strange melody.
As fires will sometimes burn cold.
Like petals in the wind,
We're puppets to the silver strings of souls, of changes.

6.  Your tears will be trembling.  Now we're somewhere else.
One last cup of wine we will pour,
And I'll kiss you one more time,
And leave you on the rolling river shores of changes.

(repeat first verse)

DT:  Recorded by Phil Ochs, also Ian & Sylvia - Play One More
Copyright Appleseed Music, Inc.
The CD liner notes I have (a 3-CD set, "Farewell & Fantasies" [Elektra]) gives the copyright info for "Changes" as "© 1963, renewed 1991 Barricade Music, Inc."


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Chords Add: "Changes" (Phil Ochs)
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 03:11 AM

Here are the full lyrics, without the strikeouts, etc., and with chords.

-------------------------

CHANGES  (Phil Ochs © 1963, renewed 1991 Barricade Music, Inc.)
      F            G                  C              Am
1.  Sit by my side, come as close as the air,
  F             G             Am                  F                  Dm
Share in a mem'ry of gray;  /  (And) wander in my words,
  G                       C         Am      F->G       C
Dream about the pictures that I play    of Changes.

      F                      G                 C            Am
2.  Green leaves of summer turn red in the fall.
       F                 G             Am                  F                     Dm
To brown and to yellow they fade.  /  And then they have to die,
  G                          C       Am      F->G       C
Trapped within the circle-time parade   of Changes.

           F              G                        C              Am
3.  Scenes of my young years were warm in my mind,
  F             G                 Am                  F              Dm
Visions of shadows that shine,  /  Till one day I returned
        G                            C         Am      F->G       C
And found they were the victims of the vines   of Changes.

              F                      G            C              Am
4.  The world's spinning madly, it drifts in the dark,
  F                        G            Am             F                     Dm
Swings through a hollow of haze,  /  A race around the stars,
     G                             C   Am      F->G            C
A journey through the  universe ablaze    with Changes.

        F               G             C              Am
5.  Moments of magic will glow in the night;
        F             G             Am                  F                        Dm
All fears of the forest are gone,  /  But when the morning breaks
            G                    C         Am        F->G           C
They're swept away by golden drops of dawn,    of Changes.

        F                G            C              Am
6.  Passions will part to a strange melody.
       F           G                    Am                F                  Dm
As fires will sometimes burn cold.  /  Like petals in the wind,
           G                   C         Am           F->G       C
We're puppets to the silver strings of souls,    of Changes.

               F                  G                     C                    Am
7.  Your tears will be trembling.  Now we're somewhere else.
         F              G                Am                     F                        Dm
One last cup of wine we will pour,  /  And I'll kiss you one more time,
        G                       C       Am        F->G       C
And leave you on the rolling river shores    of Changes.

(repeat first verse)

Recorded by Phil Ochs; also Ian & Sylvia - Play One More© Appleseed Music, Inc.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Jan 03 - 02:33 AM

The words are correct, Genie, but the chords aren't. They sound right, but they're not the way Phil wrote them. From my 1968 Phil Ochs songbook, The War Is Over (note this is in G, not in C):

C             D                   G                Am
Sit by my side, come as close as the air,
C             D             Bm
Share in a mem'ry of grey,
       Em                Am
And wander in my words
       D                      G                   Am D      G
And dream about the pictures that I play of changes.

Aloha,
Mark

(Thanks, Max, for the "preview" feature! Makes it possible to put chords in without going completely crazy!)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 22 Jan 03 - 02:37 AM

P.S. The cover price on that 1968 songbook is $3.95! It's a gem for any Ochs lover. Photos, articles, interviews, and two dozen songs. Sorry, my copy isn't for sale! Haunt your used bookstores...or maybe Sandy Paton knows where to get hold of it.

Aloha,
Mark


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: /Correction: 'Changes' (Phil Ochs)
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 27 Jan 03 - 03:57 AM

Thanks for the chord correction, Mark. Often, more than one set of chords works, but it's nice to have the ones the composer specified/used.

Re "used book stores," I practically STOLE a 3-CD compilation of Phil Ochs songs ("Farewell and Forever," IIRC) with many pages of photos and lots of info on Phil's life and career, for about $6.00 in a thrift store. Amazing the "finds" that can be had in thrift stores and used book stores.

Genie


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Tune Add: Changes
From: OldPossum
Date: 18 May 03 - 12:02 PM

X:40
T:Changes
B:The Complete Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame
C:Phil Ochs
N:filename[ CHANGS
M:C|
L:1/4
K:G
| c2 A<G | F2 G<A | B2 D F | E4 | c2 A<G |
w: Sit by my|side, come as|close as the|air,|Share in a|
F2 G A | B3 B | e>d c B | c3 A | d>c B A |
w: mem-'ry of|grey, and|wan-der in my|words, And|dream a-bout the|
B A G<B | (E3 G | F3) A | A G3 |]
w: pic-tures that I|play_|_of|chang-es.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 September 10:53 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.