Dumb I Sound Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Bb/C chord Bb/F chord Bb/D chord
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How To Play

A simple, but beautiful Sufjan Stevens song. The entire song revolves around a repeated piano line tabbed
below. This line is really just a changing bass note played under the root and third of a Bb chord, so it's a
very easy song to improvise a little in. Additionally, I added a transcription of the piano line down an octave
if the higher one doesn't work well with your arrangement.
 
The recorders that join the song in the chorus are just descending down a Bb major scale (with some
embellishments) until they reach D, and then starting over again.
 
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Piano Transcription:
  Bb/D                Bb/F                Bb/C
e|----------10------------------10------------------10------------------10------|
B|-----11--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11-|
G|-7------------------10--------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------10------------------10----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Alternative:
  Bb/D             Bb/F            Bb/C
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3---------------3---------------3---------------3--------------------|
G|-----3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3----------------|
D|-0---------------3------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------3---------------3----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
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INTRO
Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C  (x4)
 
VERSE 1
Bb/D         Bb/F      Bb/C
 Something's suddenly unclear
Bb/D       Bb/F       Bb/C
 Someone's suddenly my fear
Bb/D       Bb/F             Bb/C
 My eyes demand like broken eaves
Bb/D       Bb/F         Bb/C
 The ladel overspills on eaves
 
CHORUS
     Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C
If you
       Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C
Once knew
     Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C
How I
       Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C
Loved you
 
VERSE 2
Bb/D    Bb/F            Bb/C
 And my bruise-colored eyes peel
Bb/D   Bb/F           Bb/C
 Every image to your face and heel
Bb/D           Bb/F      Bb/C
 And if you're happy I am too
Bb/D           Bb/F          Bb/F
 And if you're sleeping, I'm with you
 
CHORUS (x2)
     Bb/D  Bb/F  Bb/C
But you           love someone else
     Bb/D  Bb/F     Bb/C
But you      want to be with someone else
    Bb/D  Bb/F     Bb/C
And I       can't believe how dumb I sound
    Bb/D  Bb/F          Bb/C
And I       will put my face over the ground
 
OUTRO (x6)
      Bb/D  Bb/F     Bb/C
And love you    and love you

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