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Ray Stevens - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (4) on 3/28/05 2 comments
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Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down--Ray Stevens
written by Kris Kristofferson
NOTE: Ray Stevens was the first person to record this song...he used a different 
arrangement than everybody else.   These chords vary a little bit
from other versions you might've seen.   Any corrections are welcome.


                                       C              D7               G7
Well I woke up Sunday mornin' with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
                                        Em7                       D7
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, so I had 1 more for dessert
        G7                              C                    C7              G7   Em7
Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes and found my cleanest dirty shirt
       C7              Am7              C7                D7                G7
And I shaved my face, combed my hair, stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

Well I smoked my brain the night before on cigarettes and songs I'd been a-pickin
But I lit my first and watched a small kid cussin' at a can that he was kickin'
Then I crossed the empty street 'n caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin' chicken
And it took me back to somethin' that I lost somehow somewhere along the way

                        C7     C                          G7
On the Sunday mornin' sidewalk   wishin' Lord that I was stoned
                               D7                         G7
'Cause there's somethin' in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone
                             C7   C                          G7
And there's nothin' short of dyin'  half as lonesome as the sound
                    D7                            G7
On a sleepy city sidewalk, Sunday mornin' comin' down

In the park I saw a daddy with a laughin' little girl that he was swingin'
And I stopped beside a Sunday school and listened to the song that they were singin'
Then I headed back for home and somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin'
And it echoed through the canyon like the disappearin' dreams of yesterday


Mmmm.... (like lyrics of CHORUS)


G7 	 320001
C 	 x32010
C7 	 x32310
D7 	 xx0212
Em7 	 022030
Am7 	 x02010

NOTE 2: There's a chorus singing a hymn after Stevens sings " that they were singin'."  
Thanks to randykall, I know that hymn to go: "Bringin' in the sheaves, bringin' in the sheaves."  

NOTE 3 (yeah, too many notes): There are quite a few walk-downs in this song; in fact,
pretty much every chord in the verses is a walkdown.   Just start with the bass note and
go down, and add any interesting little picking patterns you want. 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
It's "Bringing in the sheaves". It is supposed to depict what farmers once did when
it was time to harvest their fields. They would cut the stocks and stack them against each other(they looked like Indian teepees). The word "sheaves" appears to be what these gathering or groups of stocks were called possibly a word from the ancient Hebrew language. At any rate, it has to do with the
time being right to "bring in the harvest" and the harvest being those who are lost(or as God refers to them as "those who are dead in their sins and in need of a Savior who is Christ the Lord."

-randykall | 4/10/2005
Thanks a lot for that correction. It was bugging me.
-twizzle05 | 4/10/2005
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