Blue Guitar

Lyrics by Townes Van Zandt and Michael Timmins
Music by Michael Timmins

Introduction on Verse

I [D] wish I had a blue guitar,
A [C] blue guitar to play [D] all night long.
Singing songs of loss and love.
[C] Singing songs [Bm] [Am] till morning [D] comes.

[Em] Ghosts in the [C] basement
[Bm] screams from the [D] kitchen
I tell you folks I [Em] think I'm [D] leaving.
[Em] Seems I can al- [C] ready [Bm] hear the door [D] slammin'
I tell you folks I [F] think I'm [D] leavin'.

Guitar Solo in D

I [D] wish I had a blue guitar,
A [C] blue guitar to play [D] all night long.
Singing songs of loss and love.
[C] Singing songs [Bm] [Am] till morning [D] comes.

Guitar Solo in D

Good- [Em] bye to the [C] highway
[Bm] goodbye to the [D] sky
I'm headed out good- [Em] bye, good- [D] bye.
Good- [Em] bye to the [C] highway
[Bm] goodbye to the [D] sky
I'm headed out good- [F] bye, good- [D] bye.

I'm headed out good [F] bye, good [D] bye.
I'm headed out good [F] bye, good [D] bye.

I wish I had a blue guitar,
A [C] blue guitar to play [D] all night long.
I wish I had a blue guitar,
A [C] blue guitar to [Bm] let you know some [Am] how
You are not needed [D] now.


Tabbed by Brian Davies
I play this with the same eerie chord voicings that I use for the title
track from Lay It Down. Try playing D as x077x5 and just sliding that form
up and down, so C is x055x3, etc. You can play the second string open on
the E chord, but the rest of the time it sounds better muted.

 

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Last Update: July 8, 2004
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