Talking About A Revolution Chord Chart by Tracy Chapman

This is my Talking About a Revolution Chord Chart by Tracy Chapman. What a great song. It's pretty simple in that it uses some pretty easy chords: G Cadd9 Em and D. I very basic I IV vi V chord progression that run from the beginning of the song all the way until the end. The strumming pattern is syncopated and is swung a little bit. This mean we are going to 'delay' getting to the up strums a little slower than we normally would.

This gives the song a very laid back feel to it. The chord also split a measure with the second chord being played on the up strum after the second beat.


Strumming:

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D    DU    UDU

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Talking About A Revolution Chord Chart

Intro: |G  Cadd9|  |Em  D|   |G  Cadd9|  |Em  D |

|G            Cadd9|              | Em             D |      |G
Don't you know  They’re talking about a revolution
    
Cadd9|            | Em     D |
It sounds like a whisper
|G            Cadd9|              | Em             D |      |G
Don't you know  They’re talking about a revolution
   
Cadd9|            | Em     D |
It sounds like a whisper

                     |  G                    Cadd9|        |  Em  D|
While they're standing in the welfare lines
|G                     Cadd9|                 |Em            D|   
   Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
|G           Cadd9|        |Em                   D|   
  Wasting time in the unemployment lines
|G           Cadd9| |  Em           D |
    Sitting around waiting for a promotion


|G            Cadd9|              | Em             D |      |G
Don't you know  They’re talking about a revolution
   
Cadd9|            | Em     D |
It sounds like a whisper

|G           Cadd9|              |Em      D|          | G     Cadd9| | Em  D |
Poor people gonna rise up    And get their share
|G           Cadd9|              |Em      D|          | G     Cadd9| | Em  D |
Poor people gonna rise up And take what's theirs

|G                      Cadd9|                            | Em              D|       |G  Cadd9| | Em  D |
Don't you know  You better run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run
|G                     Cadd9  |                           | Em              D|       |G  Cadd9| | Em  D |
Oh I said you better run, run, run, run, run, run, run, run

|G Cadd9|    |  Em    D|                    |G
     Finally the tables are starting to turn
Cadd9|                  | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution
|G Cadd9|    |  Em    D|                    |G
     Finally the tables are starting to turn
Cadd9|                  | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution
Cadd9  |                | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution

                     |  G                    Cadd9|        |  Em  D|
While they're standing in the welfare lines
|G                     Cadd9|                 |Em            D|   
   Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
|G           Cadd9|        |Em                   D|   
  Wasting time in the unemployment lines
|G           Cadd9| |  Em           D |
    Sitting around waiting for a promotion

|G            Cadd9|              | Em             D |      |G
Don't you know  They’re talking about a revolution
   
Cadd9|            | Em     D |
It sounds like a whisper

|G Cadd9|    |  Em    D|                    |G
     Finally the tables are starting to turn
Cadd9                  | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution
|G Cadd9|    |  Em    D|                    |G
     Finally the tables are starting to turn
Cadd9 |                 | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution
Cadd9 |                 | Em    D |
Talkin' bout a revolution
Cadd9 |                 | Em    D |   G (hold)
Talkin' bout a revolution

 

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This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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