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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. #
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Baby Blue chords
Badfinger 1972 (Peter Ham / Straight Up album)

Capo II


[Intro]

A A A  A Asus4 Asus4 Asus4 A

A G  E 


[Verse 1]    
                                  
E                     D   D A G  G        D                 A           A G  E                  
Guess  I got what I deserve      kept you waiting there too long my love 
E                       D  D A G  G      D                    A         A G  E
All that time without a word      did't know you'd think that I'd forget 
   E        E D Bm    Bm      Bm7             D           A A A  A Asus4 Asus4 Asus4 A
Or I´d regret,    the special love I have for you my baby blue

A G  E 
    

[Verse 2] 

E                      D   D A G  G       D                A           A G  E                  
All the days became so long       did you really think I'd do you wrong? 
E                    D  D A G  G             D        A           A G  E
Dixie when I let you go        thought you'd realized I would know
E          E D Bm    Bm      Bm7             D           A A A  A Asus4 Asus4 Asus4 A
I would show,    the special love I have for you my baby blue

A G


[Bridge]

C#m        F#m Dm7          Bm Bm7  G        D              A    A G
What Can I do    what can I say     except I want you by my side  
C#m       F#m Dm7             Bm Bm7 
How can I show  you show me a way 
G         D                   C    C G D A  C G D A    
Don't you know the times I´ve tried


[Verse 3]    

E                          D  D A G   G        D                  A                 A G E 
Guess that's all I have to say      except the feeling just grows stronger every day 
E                       D  D A G  G         D         A          A G  E
Just one thing before I go        take good care baby let me know
E          E D Bm    Bm      Bm7                 D           A    A
Let it flow,     the special love you've had for me my dixie dear

Bm Bm7 G D  A

Set8

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StarChild69 10 Mar 22, 2008 08:49 PM

I like the way it sounds best with the capo in on the 2nd fret- but it can be played in a higher key if you like.

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Captaincranky 40 Jul 12, 2015 01:57 AM

The original recording is actually not tuned to standard pitch. It's about 50 cents off, sharp or flat, depending of course, on what key you're going to call it. .

in any case, I do the song in G, (usually with a 12 string), with a drop D capo on two. That puts it in key of A. At which point, I can almost sing the melody notes in the bridge. (At least if nobody is around).

Good tab though! When you get old and forgetful like me, it's nice to have the words and chords in front of you...

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Mark Terry 20 Mar 23, 2016 01:12 PM, edited at 05:14 pm

I play in standard tuning, in the key of B. I came to see what chord was here for the " What can I do..." part. I always played D#m G#m G C#m (etc) but was never happy with the G where the Em is here (I don't care for the Em7 at all, but the rest of the tab seems great!)I think the chord is actually G+ ( or G Aug), instead of Em7. You could play it:365443 which is a bit of a handful, or36544x Or, more easily,x6544x orxx5443The notes and interval of the G+ chord are as follows:G D# G B D# G1 #5 1 3 #5 1

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