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Alone Again Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: rogers@hi.com (Andrew Rogers)
Subject: ./o/gilbert_osullivan/alone_again_naturally.crd

		"Alone Again (Naturally)"
		      (O'Sullivan)

intro:  Gbmaj7   Gb6   Bbm7   Eb7   Abm7  Db7-9  Gbmaj7  Gb6

v. 1:	Gbmaj7                 Gb6
	In a little while from now
	       Bbm7
	If I'm not feeling any less sour
	  Dbm
	I promise myself to treat myself
	    Bbm7-5          Eb7
	And visit a nearby tower
	    Abm7
	And climbing to the top
	   Abm7-5
	To throw myself off
	      Gb                 Gb+
	In an effort to make it clear to who-
	     Gb6                         F7
	ever what it's like when you're shattered
	     Bbm7
	Left standing in the lurch
	      Dbm                Eb7
	At a church with people saying
	    Abm7
	"My God, that's tough, she stood him up
	   Abm7-5
	No point in us remaining
	 Gbmaj7          Gb6
	We may as well go home"
	  Bbm7         Eb7
	As I did on my own
	Abm7        Db7-9   Gbmaj7  Gb6
	Alone again, naturally

v. 2:	To think that only yesterday
	I was cheerful bright and gay
	Looking forward - who wouldn't do?
	The role I was about to play
	And as if to knock me down
	Reality came around
	And without so much as a mere touch
	Threw me into little pieces
	Leaving me to doubt
	Talk about God in his mercy
	Who if He really does exist
	Why did He desert me
	In my hour of need
	I truly am indeed
	Abm7        Db7-9   Gb
	Alone again, naturally

bridge:	    A                                      E7
	It seems to me that there are more hearts broken in the world
	            G#m7-5     C#7-9
	Than can be mended
	        A        D#m7-5
	Left unattended
	          C#maj7
	What do we do?
	          G#m7    C#7-9
	What do we do?

(nylon-string guitar solo, verse chords)

v. 3:	Looking back over the years
	And whatever else appears
	I remember I cried when my father died
	Never wishing to hide my tears
	And at sixty-five years old
	My mother, God rest her soul
	Couldn't understand why the only man
	She had ever loved had been taken
	Leaving her to start
	With a heart so badly broken
	Despite encouragement from me
	No words were ever spoken
	When she passed away
	I cried and cried all day

tag:	Abm7      Db7-9   Bbm7   Eb7
	Alone again naturally
	Abm7      Db7-9 Db7      Gb
	Alone again...   naturally


-- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers
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Underexperiment wrote on September 24 2010, 12:15 pm

Dead-on!! And those are some excellent, faithful chords! A real workout!

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jwbroyles wrote on July 6 2012, 09:46 pm

No, it is very confusing to mix sharp and flat chords in the same arrangement. You should make it Gb or change the flat chords such as Abm7 to sharp chords such as G#m7. the ii -V sequences are not clear this way. You may think it's totally up to the discretion of whomever is writing out the chord chart, but theoretically, sharp keys use all sharps and flat keys use all flats and they aren't mixed.

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dt_wordsmith wrote on July 19 2013, 12:36 am

This is clearly accurate (I surmise as I'm hacking an attempt). But it seems even ultimate guitar can't figure out some of these chords. Would you (Andrew Rogers) consider writing a tab?

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