Sam Cooke A Change Is Gonna Come

I was born by the river in a little tent

Oh, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since

It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die

‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky

It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go down town

Somebody keep telling me don’t hang around

It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother

And I say, “Brother, help me please.”

But he winds up knockin’ me

Back down on my knees

There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long

But now I think I’m able to carry on

It’s been a long, a long time coming

But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

Sam Cooke Twistin’ In The Old Town Tonight

it’s 10 o’clock and the band begins the play, man

it’s 10 o’clock and the cats begin to sway

it’s 10 o’clock gonna twist the night away

there’ll be some twistin’ in the old town tonight

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

it’s 12 o’clock, hello baby where you been

it’s 12 o’clock, hello baby where you been

it’s 12 o’clock, were gonna twist the new day in

there’ll be some twistin’ in the old town tonight

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

it’s 1-2-3, oh man it’s 4 o’clock

oh baby you and me, round we go to rock

we’re gonna rock, rock rock

we’re gonna throw away the clock

there’ll be some twistin’ in the old town

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

I mean some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

I mean some twistin’

there’ll be some twistin’

Sam Cooke My Foolish Heart

The night is like a lovely tune

beware my foolish heart

How wise the ever constant moon

take care my foolish heart

There’s a line between love and fascination

that’s hard to see on an evening such as this

For they both give the very same sensation

when you’re lost in the magic of a kiss

her lips are much too close to mine

beware my foolish heart

But should her eager lips meet mine

then let the fire start

For this time it isn’t fascination

Nor a dream that will fade and fall apart

It’s love, this time it’s love

my foolish heart

Sam Cooke Only Sixteen

She was only sixteen, only sixteen

But I loved her so

She was too young to fall in love

And I was too young to know

We’d laugh and we’d sing

And do the little things

That made my heart glow

But she was too young to fall in love

And I was too young to know

Why did I give my heart so fast

It never will happen again

But I was a mere lad of sixteen

I’ve aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen

With eyes that would glow

But she was too young to fall in love

And I was too young to know

(But why did you give your heart so fast?)

Boy, it never will happen again

(But you were a mere lad of sixteen)

I’ve aged a year since then

She was only sixteen, only sixteen

With eyes that would glow

But she was too young to fall in love

And I was too young to know

She was too young to fall in love

And I was too young to know

Sam Cooke Frankie And Johnny

Frankie and Johnny was sweethearts

At least that’s the way the story goes

Frankie bought everything for Johnny

From his sports car to his Ivy League clothes

Aw, he was a man alright

Oh, but he was doing her wrong

Just to show you what can happen

A friend came running to Frankie

She said you know I wouldn’t tell you no lie

I saw your man ridin’ in his Jaguar

With a chick named Nellie Blye

Oh, if he was your man honey

Let me tell you he was doing you wrong

Let me tell the story

Frankie ran around the corner

And peeked in a swinging place

And there she saw Johnny with a woman

He had his arms around her waist

Aw…he was a man alright

But Frankie could see that he was

Doing her wrong

And oh let me tell you

Frankie reached down in her pocketbook

And up with a long forty-four

She shot once, twice, three times

And Johnny fell on the hard wood floor

Aw…he was a man alright

But she shot him because he was doing her wrong

But the last thing he told her was

Frankie, you know I love you

Why? Honey, why did you do that?

Frankie, I was telling her about you

Frankie, you know I love you

Frankie, you know that I love you

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now Frankie, you know good and well that I love you

Frankie, I’ll always love you baby

Frankie, you know I can’t do without you

Frankie, you know I love you

And I know, and I know I was doing wrong

You wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong

Frankie, baby, you know I love you

Frankie…

Sam Cooke Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling

It’s you it’s you must go, I must bide

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow

Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow

it’s I’ll be there in sunshine or in shadow

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling

It’s you it’s you must go, I must bide

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow

Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow

it’s I’ll be there in sunshine or in shadow

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

Sam Cooke This Little Light Of Mine

Amen

This little light of mine,

I’m going to let it shine.

This little light of mine,

I’m going to let it shine.

This little light of mine,

I’m going to let it shine,

let it shine, let it shine

to show my love

everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine [x3]

I let it shine to show my love

even in my home, I’m gonna let is shine

I let is shine to show my love

when I see my neighbor coming

I’m gonna let it shine

Amen

Sam Cooke Hey There

Hey there, you with the stars in your eyes

Love never made a fool of you

You used to be too, yes, Hey there

You on that high-flying cloud

Tough she won’t throw a crumb at you

You think someday she’ll come to you

Better forget her

her with her nose in the air

She has you dancing on a string

Break it and she won’t care

Hey there, won’t you take this advice

I hand you like a brother

Or are you not seeing things to clear

Are you too much in love to hear

Is it all going in one ear and out the other

hmm and out the other, in one ear and out the other

won’t you take this advice

I hand you like a brother

Or are you not seeing things to clear

Are you too much in love to hear

Is it all going in one ear and out the other

hmm and out the other, in one ear and out the other

Sam Cooke Falling In Love

I’m falling in love

With someone

Who’s not falling in love with me

How can I escape this future

That holds nothin’ but misery?

I’m giving my all

To someone

Who’s not giving her all to me

If she only knew what she’s doin’ to me

She would set my poor heart free

I know there’s been many before me

Who’ve had a one-sided love

But goodness knows

A poor boy like me

Needs some help from above

So Lord I’m falling in love

With someone

Who’s not falling in love with me

If she only cared just the very least bit

I’d be happy as a boy could be

Lord, I’d be happy as a boy could be

Sam Cooke Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have named you

You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile

It is only ‘cause you’re lonely

They have blamed you

For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa

Or is this your way to hide a broken heart

Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep

They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you rael Mona Lisa

Or just as cold and lonely, lovely work of art

Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep

They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real Mona Lisa

Or just as cold and lonely, lovely work of art