Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Sunny Goodge Street Chords

6,098 views 24 this week
2 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
2 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
Best way to learn
"Sunny Goodge Street"
set tempo
#----------------------------------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.#

Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 17:59:00 -0700
From: John Blair 
Subject: c/collins_judy/sunny_goodge_street.tab

Sunny Goodge Street
(as covered by Judy Collins
 on her "In My Life" alblum)

Transcription and any errors by jwblair@ix.netcom.com

Donovan's version of this song doesn't really
have a guitar in it, it's basically a jazz
backup led by a cello. Judy Collins' version
doesn't have a guitar either, but the piano
accompanyment can be approximated on guitar.

It's interesting how Donovan's version is dark,
moody and depressing, while Collins' is bright
and upbeat. I like both.

Judy Collins version
Chords (no capo)
C      x32010
C/B    x20010
Am     x02210
Am/G   302210 (I use my little finger for the G)
F      133211 (I play as a full barre, and then
F/E    033211  lift the tip of my index finger for the E)
G      320003
Dm     x00231

You can either flatpick or fingerpick the chords.
The idea is to follow the bass run from measure to
measure. Here is how I fingerpick the opening/ending
run of the song to give the same feel as the piano:

    C      C/B    Am     Am/G

I use the following picking pattern:


Opening run:
C  C/B  Am  Am/G, repeat several times

       C       C/B         Am    Am/G
On the firefly platform on sunny Goodge Street
F            F/E            Am        Am/G
Violent hash-smoker shook a chocolate machine
   F           F/E        Am   G  Dm  G
Involved in an eating scene.

C             C/B  Am              Am/G
Smashing into neon lights in their stillness
F              F/E         Am         Am/G
Smearing their eyes on the crazy Kali goddess
F            F/E       C      C/B       Am  Am/G
Listenin' to sounds of Mingus mellow fantastic.

 F   F/E       Am  Am/G
"My, my", they sigh,
 F   F/E       Am  G  Dm  G
"My, my", they sigh.

Am   G   Am   G   Dm   G   C
La la etc.

In dull house rooms with coloured lights swingin'
Strange music boxes sadly tinklin'
Drink in the sun shining all around you.

"My, my", they sigh,
"My, my", they sigh.

La la etc.

The magician, he sparkles in satin and velvet,
You gaze at his splendour with eyes you've not used yet.
I tell you his name is Love, Love, Love.

"My, my", they sigh,
"My, my", they sigh.

La la etc.
Suggest correction
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
print report bad tab
2 comments total.
0 reply
ShamanDhia 10 Sep 08, 2013 06:32 AM

"In doll house rooms..."
(because they are small)

0 reply
ShamanDhia 10 Sep 08, 2013 06:36 AM

"Smashing into neon streets..."
(the party crowd is walking home)

You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction