“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics

“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics

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“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics“There’ll Be Some Changes Made” by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins – Lyrics

The third song from their collaborative album titled ‘Neck and Neck,’ is the popular classic song from 1921. Originally, this song is published in 1921 by Benton Overstreet and Billy Higgins.

“There’ll Be Some Changes Made,” is song flourished in many genres, especially in jazz. According to some reports from The Jazz Discography, this song has been covered more than 400 times by May 2018.

Here is the list of some artists and musicians who covered this song by the years:

  • Ethel Waters – 1921
  • Ted Lewis and his Band – 1924
  • Sophie Tucker – 1928
  • Boswell Sisters – 1931
  • Benny Carter & His Swing Quartet – 1936
  • Vaughn Monroe & His Orch. – 1941
  • Helen Humes -1961
  • As well as: Tony Bennet, Ruth Etting, Ben E. King, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Steve Lawrence, Cliff Edwards, and many others.

Besides all jazz version, the song had and a western swing and country-western versions. Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins have covered this song back in 1990 for its collaborative album Neck and Neck. The lyric of the song includes a verse that references the Dire Straits song, “Money for Nothing.”

The song has also been used for many films and exhibitions. The full length of the song by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins is 6-minutes-and-28-seconds.

Lyrics

There’ll be a change in the weather and a change in the scene
How is that?
I’m gonna start wearin’ leather and change my routine
I’ll wear dark glasses maybe a toupee
I’ll get down and boogie and become risqué
I’ll start wearin’ make-up like Jackson and Prince
You’ll see me ridin’ in my Mercedes Benz
Nobody wants you when you just play guitar
There’ll be some changes made tomorrow
There’ll be some changes made

Y’know Chet, you’re never gonna get to play that Rock & Roll
Why is that?
You’re kinda country, a little bit old
That hurts
But Your Money For Nothin’ and your chicks for free
Well, them groupie girls ain’t what they’re cracked up to be
Well not all of them anyway
Well I’d really like to find out for myself, don’t you know
I’ve had a kind of quiet life down here on music row
Oh I know
Well uh…Like a man, what do you think?
Man, I don’t know
I really think that I can make the grade
Daddy-O, Daddy-O
There’ll be some changes made
I think I was sharp there
Just play one – just play

Yeah
You’ve played before
Watch it, watch it
Stand back boy

Well I’d really like… to find out for myself,
Don’t you know ‘cause
Like I said I’ve had a sheltered life
Down here on music row
I don’t believe so
Well what… what do you think Mark?
I dunno
I really think that I can make the grade
There’ll be some changes made

Now listen to this I’m gonna play some Rock & Roll

There’ll be some changes made… Yeah
There’ll be some changes made
Now let’s all play

Anybody hurt?
I learned this at… at summer bible school
Well, I never could trust a saint
I’m only a part-time saint
Pretty good but you’re no Mark Knopfler
What about that one there?
Not all that bad
I like that
I like that
Don’t make me look bad now, don’t make me look bad
Respect for your elders
There’ll be some changes made

Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins – There’ll Be Some Changes Made

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