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Ray Stevens, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down Chords (ver.1)

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Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down Chords (ver.1)

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                Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down--Ray Stevens
written by Kris Kristofferson
NOTE: Ray Stevens was the first person to record this song...he used a different 
arrangement than everybody else.   These chords vary a little bit


                                       C              D7               G7
Well I woke up Sunday mornin' with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
                                        Em7                       D7
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had 1 more for dessert
        G7                              C                    C7              G7   Em7
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes and found my cleanest dirty shirt
       C7              Am7              C7                D7                G7
And I shaved my face, combed my hair, stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

Well I smoked my brain the night before on cigarettes and songs I'd been a-pickin
But I lit my first and watched a small kid cussin' at a can that he was kickin'
Then I crossed the empty street 'n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin' chicken
And it took me back to somethin' that I lost somehow somewhere along the way

                        C7     C                          G7
On the Sunday mornin' sidewalk   wishin' Lord that I was stoned
                               D7                         G7
'Cause there's somethin' in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone
                             C7   C                          G7
And there's nothin' short of dyin'  half as lonesome as the sound
                    D7                            G7
On a sleepy city sidewalk, Sunday mornin' comin' down

In the park I saw a daddy with a laughin' little girl that he was swingin'
And I stopped beside a Sunday school and listened to the song that they were singin'
Then I headed back for home and somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin'
And it echoed through the canyon like the disappearin' dreams of yesterday


Mmmm.... (like lyrics of CHORUS)


G7 	 320001
C 	 x32010
C7 	 x32310
D7 	 xx0212
Em7 	 022030
Am7 	 x02010

NOTE 2: There's a chorus singing a hymn after Stevens sings "...song that they were singin'."  
Thanks to randykall, I know that hymn to go: "Bringin' in the sheaves, bringin' in the sheaves."  

NOTE 3 (yeah, too many notes): There are quite a few walk-downs in this song; in fact,
pretty much every chord in the verses is a walkdown.   Just start with the bass note and
go down, and add any interesting little picking patterns you want. 
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