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Blue Sunny Tabs

(ver. 1)
Jonathan Coulton
When Jonathan Coulton debuted this song at a concert in Chicago, he told the 
audience he wanted to make a happy song, so he thought he'd make it about sunshine 
and blue skies and call it "Blue Sunny Day". But then he noticed that the word 
"blue" could have another meaning...

He wondered who would be "blue" about a sunny day. Vampires, of course, but then 
he thought, no. What's more obvious than Jonathan Coulton writing another song 
about a sad and/or lonely monster?

But then he was just like, "nah, it's totally a vampire".

Capo II

G13 Chord Figure


A        x02220
G/B      x20000
C        x32010
G        3x0033
Am       x02210
E        022100
F/C      x33211
Bm7b5    x23231 (thumb on A string) or x20231 or x2323x
A        x02220
Bm/A     x04430
C#m/A    x06650
D/A      x07770
Dm7      xx0211
C(alt)   x32013  
Dm7(alt) xx0565
Amaj7    x02120
A7sus2   x05450
D        xx0232
Am7      x02010
D9       xx0210
D7       xx0212
B7       x21202
Cadd9    x3203x
Bm11b5   x23230

A G/B (Lead In)

C                 G
Early light that burns my eyes,
  Am              E
A minute more the sun will rise
    F/C                   C               G13 (Figure)
And paint the bright blue sky with yellow gold
C               G        
I'll be dead asleep by then,
Am              E 
Shut up in this box again
  Bm7b5    E
Until it's gone
Bm7b5   E            
Outside I can hear it
A                  Bm/A              C#m/A      D/A            
Birds are singing, bees are buzzing, sun shines overhead
A               Bm/A         C#m/A            D/A  A G/B
I'd be there to see it but I can't get out of bed
C                 Dm7              C(alt)            Dm7(alt)
Since the day you left the weather always feels this way
         Amaj7 A7sus2 D  Bm7b5
One more blue sunny day

Verse 2

A G/B (Lead In)

C                G
Looking for an easy mark
  Am              E
I hit the Denny's after dark
   F/C           C                G13(Figure)
To take a lonely waitress home to drink,
C                  G
She's sincere, but halfway through
  Am               E
I find I'm wishing she was you
   Bm7b5      E
My blood goes cold
  Bm7b5      E
I guess this date is over
A             Bm/A          C#m/A     D/A
Several hours later I'm the only one awake
A                     Bm/A             C#m/A        D/A   A G/B (Lead In)
All these streets are empty, it's just me and my mistake
C              Dm7             C(alt)             Dm7(alt)
One by one the stars go out as black sky turns to gray
         Amaj7 A7sus2 D  Bm7b5
One more blue sunny day


Bm7b5                      Amaj7
Sometimes I see how long I can wait
Am7                     D9
Tempting disaster by my garden gate
Bm7b5                    Amaj7
My trembling hand on the cellar door
Am7           D7       B7             E
Trying not to think of what it is I'm waiting for


|F/C  |F/C |C  |Cadd9 |Dm7 |E  |

|A Bm/A|C#m/A A G/B (Lead In) |

Verse 3

C                G
All at once I've had enough
   Am              E
As if I'm made of sterner stuff
  F/C               C           G13 (figure)
I take a breath and open up the door
C                    G
Dawn breaks hard and falls on me
    Am              E
For just one moment I can see
    Bm7b5     E
The pale blue sky
  Bm7b5    E
I close my eyes because
    A                     Bm/A        C#m/A        D/A  
The world's so bright and beautiful I have to look away
A                  Bm/A       C#m/A          D/A  A G/B (Lead In)
Braced against the beauty of another perfect day
C          Dm7            C(alt)          Dm7(alt)
As I go to pieces and the breeze blows me away
         Amaj7 A7sus2 D  Bm11b5
One more blue sunny day
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