The Blues Chords & Lyrics Artist: ,

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

C chord G/B chord Am chord C/E chord F chord G chord D/F# chord Gsus4 chord Abaug chord C over G chord
D7 over F Sharp chord
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How To Play

CHORDS
          E-A-D-G-B-e
G/B       c-2-0-0-0-3
C/E       0-3-2-0-1-0
D/F#      2-x-0-2-3-2
Gsus4     3-x-0-0-1-3
Abaug     4-x-6-5-5-x or 4-x-2-1-1-x
 
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VERSE 1
C            G/B                Am       C/E
  He's gonna tell you 'bout his dear old mother
F              G          C
Burned up in a factory in Springfield, Mass.
C            G/B                Am   C/E
  He's gonna tell you 'bout his baby brother
F                 G
Hustlin' down the city streets and 
C             G/B       Am D/F# Gsus4   G
  Selling his ass for a dollar  bag
 
VERSE 2
C           G/B                Am     C/E
 He's gonna tell you 'bout his uncle Neddy
F              G             C
Locked up in a prison out in Oregon
C           G/B                Am          C/E
 He's gonna tell you 'bout his best friend Eddie
F           G
Killed in a bar fight 
       C           G/B         Am D/F# Gsus4   G
With a   pair of marines and a sailor, oh
 
CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E     F
He's got the blues, this boy,   he's got the blues
        G
You can hear it in his music
             C    G/B    Am  C/E    F
He's got the blues, this boy    has got the blues
        G
You can hear it, you can hear it
 
BRIDGE 1 (Paul Simon)
Am                     Abaug
 When I was nine years old 
C/G            D7/F#
 My daddy ran away
       C/G      G        C      G/B
With a woman he met on a train, oh
Am             Abaug
His little boy   ran to the room 
C/G              D7/F#
 Where his piano lay in wait for him
   C/G                  G                 [ C ]
He played and he played, he played and he played
 
INTERLUDE
| C | G/B | Am | C/G | F | D7/F# | C/G | G |
 
CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F
He's got the blues, this boy   has got the blues
        G
You can hear it, you can hear it
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F              G
He's got the blues, this boy   has got the blues
 
BRIDGE 2 (Paul Simon)
Am           Abaug
  A year ago,  I met a girl 
C/G                           D7/F#
 I thought we'd hit a massive groove
        C/G
But she dumped me 
G
  And all we'd hit were the blues
 
SOLO
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
 
CHORUS
             C    G/B    Am  C/E     F
He's got the blues, this boy,   he's got the blues
        G
You can hear it in his music
             C    G/B    Am  C/E   F                     G
He's got the blues, this boy   has really got the blues
 
SOLO
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
| C G/B | Am C/E | F | G |
 
(repeat and fade)

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