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 (Bbm)
  • 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.
Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
C Major Dm F Major F Major F/G G Major Am

C# Major D#m F# Major F# Major F/G G Major Am
C Major Dm F Major F Major F/G G Major Am

C# Major D#m F# Major F# Major F/G G Major Am
A Little Good News Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
  
               C        F       C        F
Intro: 4/4  |        |       |       |        |

  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

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

 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...

Notes:

  • 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#, but they do add 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#.
  • A#m & Bbm are exactly the same chord. They are considered 'enharmonic' which is a note, chord or key signature which is equivalent to another note, chord or key signature... A#m (A# - C# - E#) = Bbm (Bb - Db - F)... (A#=Bb), (C#=Db), (E#=F)
  • We write A#m because of the Key signature - C# Major which consists of 7 sharps in the key signature (all sharp notes)
  • I have used the Bbm chord chart as it will be more familiar to beginners

Anne Murray

A Little Good News album
Anne Murray

Born: Morna Anne Murray on June 20, 1945 in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Music Styles: Country, pop, adult contemporary, soft rock
Occupation: Singer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Active Years: 1968–2008
Albums Sold: Over 55 million copies

Firsts for a female solo Canadian singer:
  • Reached No. 1 on the US charts with the song, Snowbird
  • Earned a Gold record with the song, Snowbird
  • Won 'Album Of The Year' at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards with her 1983 gold album, A Little Good News (pictured).
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