Neil Young - Rocking in the Free World

This next song is great for practicing chord changes where you have to move your whole hand. The chord changes require you to move all of your fingers to the new position. Practicing until you can make the changes quickly will greatly improve your skills. The chords used in this song are all very common chords which you will find reused in many other songs. Make sure you listen to the song to get a feel for the timing of the chord changes because it can be a little trickier than the previous songs.

Chords:

You will only need to learn one new chord for this song:

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Chords and Lyrics

Verse Chords: E D C

Chorus Chords: G D C E

Verse:
Rocking in the free world
Colors on the street
Red, white, and blue
People shuffling their feet
People sleeping in their shoes
There's a warning sign in the road ahead
There's a lot of people saying we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them
So I try Forget them any way I can

Chorus:
Keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world

I see a girl in the night
with a baby in her hands
Under an old street light
near a garbage can
Now she put her kid away, she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life, and what she's done with it
That's one more kid, that'll never go to school
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool

Keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world

There's a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
There's a kinder, gentler machine gun hand
There's department stores, and toilet paper
Styrofoam garbage for the Ozone layer
There's a man of the people, says people alive
Got fuel to burn, got roads to drive

Keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world
keep on rocking in the free world

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