Talking About A Revolution Chord Chart by Tracy Chapman

Welcome to the Talking About A Revolution guitar chord chart by Tracy Chapman. Very nice song and I love it because it simple chords. G, Em, C and D. Now you will Cadd9 but you can easily play a regular C chord. So don’t worry too much about that. Easy strumming would be to do 2 down strums per chord. The strumming pattern below has more of a hope to it and make the song a little trickier. The hop occurs because the second chord changes on the up strum instead of the down strum.

Easy Strumming:
G C
1 +  2 +  3 +  4 +
D DU D DU

Hop Strumming:
G C
1 +  2 +  3 +  4 +
D DU D DU

 
 

Talking About A Revolution Chord Chart
By Tracy Chapman

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


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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