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Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down2 (Chord)
Album: 16 Biggest Hits-Kris Kristofferson (2007)
Submitter: twizzle05 (3) on 1/23/05 2 comments
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Kris Kristofferson--Sunday Morning Coming Down

A great song, right here, from a great songwriter.   
This version sounds right to me.

Well I woke up Sunday morning
        C              D7               G
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad
So I had one more for dessert
       G                                 C
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes 
                            G            Em
And found my cleanest dirty shirt
       C                  Am
And I shaved my face and combed my hair
      C                D                  G      C     G
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

I'd smoked my brain the night before
    C              D7             G
On cigarettes and songs I'd been pickin
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Cussin at a can that he was kickin
       G                                        C             
Then I crossed the empty street and caught the Sunday smell
                  G            Em
Of someone fryin chicken
        C               Am
And it took me back to something
          C        D                 G       C        G
I'd lost somehow somewhere along the way

On a Sunday morning sidewalk
Wishin Lord that I was stoned
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone
There ain't nothin short of dying
Half as lonesome as the sound
On the sleepin city sidewalks
Sunday mornin coming down

In the park I saw a daddy
        C                D7             G
With a laughing little girl who he was swingin
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
Listened to the song that they were singin
       G                                   C
Then I headed back for home and somewhere along the way
                   G            Em
A lonely bell was ringin
        C                 Am
And it echoed through the canyons
         C            D               G      C    G
Like the disappearin dreams of yesterday


Sorry if the chord placement is a tad off; it's hard to do this from memory.
Just trust me, the change is somewhere near where I put it.

P.S. I've seen versions of it with a capo on the 1st fret, leave out the
Am and D7 chords, but it doesn't sound right to me. 
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Well I woke up Sunday mornin
w/u C D G
With no way to hold my head that didnt hurt
G w/d Em
And the beer I had for breakfast wasnt bad
D D7 G D7
So I had one more for dessert
Then I fumbled in my closet
w/u C D
For my clothes and found my cleanest dirty
G w/d Em
C Am7
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
C D7 G
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

Another way to do it. Some of the chord
changes may vary depending on the version of
the song, but without a doubt, all of them
are exactly the same for the chorus:
On a Sunday mornin sidewalk
Im wishin' lord that I was stoned
Cause theres somethin in a Sunday
That makes the body feel alone

Then the same for the rest.
The version you have here is similar to
a version I found in a tab book for
Johnny Cash, and think that the chords are
the same as I listed above, from memory. I
found the tab book in a music store, and I
figured well, having a minor seventh chord
in this song, I didn't think to use one, but
if it was in the book, then it's probably
the way it was written, because he did that
song the way Kris wrote it.
Good tab, it's the most accurate that I have ever seen on the web.
-macg1 | 10/6/2005
Thanks. And I've seen this played several different ways...this is how I play it. I can understand, though, the changes you've made. With a song like this, I suppose it's all about interpretation.
-twizzle05 | 10/6/2005
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