Elvis Costello - Blue Chair Chords

 
         
         
         
         
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F7

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Fm

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Am

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Fm7

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Bm

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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
DNow it's just you and me, Gmy blue friDend DAnd you say that it's you that she's thinking of GAnd our affaF7ir must end DBut if it's you that she's thinking of GI think my broken heart might meF7nd NGow it's my tFmurn to talEmk and your turDn to think YGour turn to buAy and my Dturn to drinGk YGour turn to crFmy and my Emturn to sinkD GDown in the Blue CEmhair GDown inA the Blue ChaDir Now I've made up my mind I've made my mistake And I know that she cries for you When she's barely awake Well she's going to bend your mind Well I hope it don't break [Repeat chorus] DEmown in the Blue Chair WFme can watchG our troubles rise LFmike smoke into tEmhe air AAnd drift upD to the ceiling DEmown in the Blue Chair YFmou can feel just lGike a boy Fmor a man AEmnd next minute yAou can find youDrself kneeling DFmown in the Blue Chair TAmhey're boastiAng of lovingAm the daylights rFmight out of Amher in the smaBmll hours DEmown in the Blue Chair YFmou say that youGr love lasts foFmrever wEmhen you know tGhe night jusAt hoursA/G A/Fuh ho ho hA/Eo ho ho And still I want her right now Not any minute, hour or day And wherever she is tonight I want her anyway I suppose she never said to you, You were just in the way NGow it's my tFmurn to talEmk and your turDn to think YGour turn to buAy and my Dturn to drinGk YGour turn to crFmy and my Emturn to sinkD GDown in the Blue CEmhair GDown inA the Blue ChaDir GDown in the Blue CBmhair

B A

D [N. C.] Down in the Blue Chair GDown inA the Blue ChaDir GDown inA the Blue ChaDir GDown inA the Blue ChaB7ir Em Down iFmn the blue GBlue becomBmes you GDown inA the Blue ChaDir This is definitely a challenging one: Here's what I got : > >GNow it's my turn to tFm7alk and youC/Er turn to think D >

G A

B aug >Bm9Your turn to buy and my turn to drink > >GYour turn to cry andFm7 my turn tC/Eo sink ... D C/E would just be a normal C chord with an open E in the bass.

EC C/E

The A# augmented chord is weird and has something else in it, possible an open E? My best guess for a fingering would be: E string: deadened A string: 1st finger on 1st fret D string: 4th finger on 4th fret G string: 2nd finger on 3rd fret B string: 3rd finger on 3rd fret E string: Open I don't know, though-I've never seen Elvis live-sigh-I have a laser disc of The Juliet Letters, but of course he doesn't play guitar on that one. The bridge is also strange-you have the right bassline: E F# G F# E B A D, but I think the chord just stays on Emi, although some instrument other than the guitar keeps hinting at D#'s [The early 70's dylan inflections are beautiful in this section] The second part of the bridge (boasting of loving the daylights...) sounds like the first part transposed up a whole step, so F#mi, F#mi/G#, F#mi/A, etc. Then back to the Emi and then when he says "you know the night just hours" [what does he mean by that?] the bass goes: E and then in 8th notes: F# G F# G, still all against some kind of Emi. I'm just playing the bass line and plucking the G B and E strings open for the E mi On the F#mi part, I'm barring the 2nd fret to get the 3 highest strings and then playing the bassline on the low string. Your descending bassline coming down against the A chord is right, as is the rest of the transcription. I hope my carriage returns aren't coming out weird. Let me know. Now I've got to go buy the CD to hear it better. I was going to wait for the box set reissues to get to this album. Does anyone know when the next box set is due to be released? On Mon, 22 Aug 1994, Mark J. Schnitzius wrote: > > Here's my best stab at this song. Parts of it seem to be not quite > right (especially the part where Elvis is stating whose turn it is > to do what). Improvements are more than welcome. --Mark Looks good to me except that the chorus might be a bit different: > > > GNow it's my tFmurn to talkEm and your turn Dto think > > GYour turn to buAy and my tDurn to drink G > > GYour turn to crFmy and my tEmurn to sink D >

G Em

NoGw it's my turnFm to talk andEm your turn to Dthink YoGur turn to buyA and my tBmurn to drink Bm YoGur turn to cryFm and my tuCrn to sink Bm blah blah Or something like that.