A Little Good News chords

by Anne Murray

  • A Little Good News was written by Charles Black, Rory Bourke, and Thomas Rocco. The song was recorded by Anne Murray in Toronto, Canada, and released in 1983 from the album of the same name.
  • Music: C Major in 4/4 time at 71 bpm with a key change to C# Major
  • Chords in C Major: C, Dm, F, F/G, G, Am
  • Chords in C# Major: C#, D#m, F#, F#/G#, G#, G#7, A#m
  • Beginners: If you don't play along with the video, you don't need to implement the key change making it a great practice song with easy chords... when reading the song chart, just pretend the sharps aren't there.

A Little Good News by Anne Murray

Intro: 4/4  |   C    |   F   |   C   |    F   |
      
  C                                             F                  F/G
1. I rolled out this morn-ing the kids had the morn-ing news show on
  C                                                    Am
   Bry-ant Gum-bel was talk-ing 'bout the fight-ing in Leb-a-non
  F                                                C
   Some sen-a-tor was squawk-ing a-bout the bad e-con-o-my
                    Am                              | F   -    G |
   It's gon-na get worse you see, we need a change in po-li-cy
 
  C                               F                 F/G
2. There's a lo-cal pa-per rolled up in a rub-ber band
  C                                   Am
   One more sad story's one more than I can stand 
  F                                   C
   Just once how I'd like to see the head-line say 
                Am                                F         G
   Not much to print to-day, can't find noth-ing bad to say, be-cause
 
       C                                       F                 G 
Chorus: No-bo-dy robbed a li-quor store on the lo-wer part of town
       C                                  F                   G
        No-bo-dy OD'd  no-bo-dy burned a sin-gle build-ing down
       C                                   F                    Dm
        No-bo-dy fired a shot in an-ger no-bo-dy had to die in vain
            C                G                    C
        We sure could use a lit-tle good news to-day

                        (key change)
        |   C   |   F   |   C#   |   F#   |
          (day)

 C#                                             F#                F#/G#
3. I'll come home this eve-ning I bet that the news will be the same
 C#                                        A#m
   Some-bo-dy takes a host-age some-bo-dy steals a plane
 F#                                                 C#
   How I wan-na hear the an-chor man talk a-bout a coun-ty fair 
                      A#m                            F#           G#
   And how we cleaned up the air, how ev'-ry-bo-dy learned to care, whoa tell me
 
      C#                                       F#                  G#
Chorus: No-bo-dy was ass-ass-i-na-ted in the whole third world to-day
      C#                                                 F#              G#
        And in the streets of Ire-land all the child-ren had to do was play
      C#                                            F#         D#m
        And ev'-ry bo-dy loves ev'-ry-bo-dy in the good old U.S.A.
            C#              G#                 | C#  -  G#7 |
        We sure could use a lit-tle good news to-day 

      C#                                       F#                G#
Chorus: No-bo-dy robbed a li-quor store on the lo-wer part of town
      C#                                 F#                   G#
        No-bo-dy OD'd  no-bo-dy burned a sin-gle build-ing down
      C#                                   F#                  D#m
        No-bo-dy fired a shot in an-ger no-bo-dy had to die in vain
            C#              G#                   C#
        We sure could use a lit-tle good news to-day...

C Major → C# Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

 Right Handed Chord Tabs
          C               Dm                F               F/G               G               Am  
   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-3-|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|
   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|-4-|   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|---| 
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

          C#              D#m               F#             F#/G#             G#               A#m  
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|-4-|   B|-1-|-2-|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|-2-|---|
   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|-4-|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|-4-|
   D|-1-|---|-2-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|
   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|-4-|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x
Frets 4   5   6        6   7   8        2   3   4        2   3   4        4   5   6        1   2   3 


PS. You can also play F# as a barre chord using the E shape with the barre on the 2nd fret. 
    This works well in the choruses when playing from F# to G# (same shape).
    
    F/G means play an F chord leading with a G bass note
    F#/G# means play an F# chord leading with a G# bass note
    
    You don't have to play the F/G and F#/G# - adds a nice touch. If you are using an F barre chord,
    simply use your 3rd finger to cover strings 5 & 6 to include the bass note. Same applies to F#.    
       
                                                     
Left Handed Chord Tabs
          C               Dm                F               F/G               G               Am
    |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |-3-|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B   |-1-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-3-|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A   |---|---|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |-4-|---|---|E   |-2-|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets
      
          C#              D#m               F#             F#/G#             G#               A#m
    |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
    |-4-|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |-3-|---|-1-|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-2-|-1-|G   |-4-|---|-1-|G
    |-2-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |-4-|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E  x|---|---|---|E
      6   5   4        8   7   6        4   3   2        4   3   2        6   5   4        3   2   1  Frets
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