Guitar lesson for
Sunday Morning Coming Down
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To play along with Kris Kristofferson’s version, use a capo on the 2nd fret. To play along with Johnny Cash’s version, use a capo on the 1st fret. In my video lesson, I don’t use a capo. It’s up to you!
E ––––3–––––0–––––0–––––2––––– B ––––0–––––0–––––1–––––3––––– G ––––0–––––0–––––0–––––2––––– D ––––0–––––2–––––2–––––0––––– A ––––2–––––2–––––3––––––––––– E ––––3–––––0––––––––––––––––– G Em C D
Lyrics w/ chords
G C D G Well, I woke up Sunday morning with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt G Em D And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad so I had one more for dessert G C G Em Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes and found my cleanest dirty shirt C D C D Then I washed my face and combed my hair ...and stumbled down the steps to meet the day G C D G I'd smoked my mind the night before with... cigarettes and songs I'd been picking G Em D But I lit my first and watched a small kid playing playing with a can that he was kicking G C G Em Then I walked across the street and caught the Sunday smell of someone's frying chicken C D C D G And Lord, it took me back to something that I'd lost somewhere, somehow... along the way G C G ...On a Sunday morning sidewalk I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned D G 'Cause there's something in a Sunday that makes a body feel alone C G And there's nothing short of dying that's half as lonesome as the sound D G Of the sleeping city sidewalk and Sunday morning coming down [Use same chords for remaining verse & chorus sections] In the park I saw a daddy with a laughing little girl that he was swinging And I stopped beside a Sunday school and listened to the songs they were singing Then I headed down the street and somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing And it echoed through the canyons like the disappearing dreams of yesterday ...On a Sunday morning sidewalk I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned 'Cause there's something in a Sunday that makes a body feel alone And there's nothing short of dying that's half as lonesome as the sound Of the sleeping city sidewalk and Sunday morning coming down
From G to E-minor:
E ||––––––3––––––––3–––––––––0––––– B ||––––––3––––––––3–––––––––0––––– G ||––––––0––––––––0–––––––––0––––– D ||––––––0––––––––0–––––––––2––––– A ||––––––2––––––––x–––––––––2––––– E ||–––3––3–––––2––2––––––0––0––––– G G/F# Em
From D to G:
E ||––––––2–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––3–––– B ||––––––3–––––––3––––––––3––––––––3–––––––3–––– G ||––––––2–––––––2––––––––2––––––––2–––––––0–––– D ||–––0––0–––––––0––––––––0––––––––0–––––––0–––– A ||–––––––––––3––3–––––2––2–––––0––0–––––––2–––– E ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––3––3–––– D D/C D/B D/A G
Strumming with alternating bass note
E ||–––––3–3–––––3–3––––3–3–––––3–3–––– B ||–––––3–3–––––3–3––––3–3–––––3–3–––– G ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– D ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– A ||––––––––––2––––––––––––––2––––––––– E ||–––3––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––– G E ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– B ||–––––1–1–––––1–1––––1–1–––––1–1–––– G ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– D ||––––––––––2––––––––––––––2––––––––– A ||–––3––––––––––––––3–––––––––––––––– E ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– C E ||–––––2–2–––––2–2–––––2–2–––––2–2––– B ||–––––3–3–––––3–3–––––3–3–––––3–3––– G ||–––––2–2–––––2–2–––––2–2–––––2–2––– D ||–––0–––––––––––––––0––––––––––––––– A ||––––––––––0–––––––––––––––0–––––––– E ||––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– D E ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– B ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– G ||–––––0–0–––––0–0––––0–0–––––0–0–––– D ||–––––2–2–––––2–2––––2–2–––––2–2–––– A ||––––––––––2––––––––––––––2––––––––– E ||–––0––––––––––––––2–––––––––––––––– Em
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