Al Jarreau - Your Song Guitar Chords

Al Jarreau

adult standards, jazz funk, quiet storm, smooth jazz

Chords: A, B/F#, B, Amaj7, Bsus4, A6sus2, Badd4, A6, B7, Bsus2, A/C#, B7sus4, Abm7, B/Eb, B5, C#m, E, C#m7, E5, E/Bb, E/B, E/G#, F#m7, F#5, Eb, C, Eb/B, C#, Db
Your Song (Al Jarreau version released in 1976) 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tmsOJyRR94
Your Song Written by Bernie Taupin & Elton John
Transcribed by Toni Rokka in April 2017  alcatones66@gmail.com

Detune all strings a semi-tone to play along with ‘Your Song’ from the studio album, ‘Glow’,
Chord names are relative to their shape in standard tuning.
Letters in parenthesis i.e. (C) (E) or (Eb) indicate bass passing notes.
Chord shapes used:

A              X0333O         B/F#         221XOX    
A     (7thpos) XO7655         B (7thpos)   XX9877
Amaj7 (4thpos) XO7654          Bno5add4    X2X440
Amaj7          XO2224         Bsus4        X24400
A6sus2         X05560         Badd4        X24X4O
A6             XO2222         B7 (2ndpos)  X2424X
A6 no3         XO42OO         Bsus2        X24422
A/C#           X4222X         B7sus4       X2425X
Abm7           464444         B/Eb         O6447X
                              B5           X244XX
Cm#5           X3654X         
C#m            X46654         E            O7645O 
C#m7           X46454         E (no5)      OX32XO                                             
                              E (4th pos)  XX6454
                              E (7th pos)  O7999X
                              E5(7th pos)  O799OO
                              E/Bb         6X6454
                              E/B          7X6454
                              E/G#         422XXX
                              Esus4add2    OX42OO    
F#m7           242222
F#5         (T2)44X2X  (T2)=Thumb on 2nd fret


[Intro]
(piano chords transposed for guitar)
This chord sequence is played twice before the ensemble joins in.
E (4thpos), Amaj7 (4thpos), B (7thpos), A (5thpos)

Guitar + Bass + ensemble
E, Amaj7, B/Eb, Abm7, (E), (Eb), C#m, E/B, E/Bb, A6sus2

Ad lib scat vocals over this next chord sequence
Bsus4   Bno5   Cm#5   C#m7   B/Eb  E(7thPos) F#m7  A   B7sus4 B7(2ndpos)

[Bridge]
Bass (single Notes) B Db E Db 

[Verse 1]
E(no5)                    Amaj7  B/Eb                  Abm7 
        It's a little bit funny -------this feeling inside
(C) C#m7                   E/B           E/Bb       A6sus2
        But I'm not one of those who can     easily hide
     Bsus4                    B        Cm#5           C#m 
 Oh I, well I don't have much money but……… boy, if I did
 (Eb)E(7thpos)              A     F#m7 A               Badd4 B7sus4 Badd4 B5                
              I'd buy a big house where  we both could live  

[Verse 2]
E (no5)           Amaj7   B/Eb                Abm7(C)C#m7   
      If I was a sculptor     but then again, no
                   E/B          E/Bb          A6sus2
Or a man who makes potions in a     traveling show
     Bsus4                Bno5add4      Cm#5                C#m (Eb)E 
Oh I, well I know it's not much but girl it's the best I can do        
                         F#m7    A                         E  E(no5) 
  You see, my gift is my song and this here one's for you, 
Esus4add2 Eno5
Ooh just for you

[Chorus]
B/F#               C#m7             F#m7              A6 Amaj7 A6
  And you can tell everybody that,- that this is your song
B                  C#m7             F#5               A
  Oh words may be quite simple but      now that it's done
C#m7                      E/B       
    I hope you don't mind    I hope you don't mind
E/Bb                   A
    that I put down in words
     E/G#       A             A6(no3)        B      
How wonderful - life is while you're in the world, yes girl

Single Bass notes B C# E C

[Bridge] (with ad lib scat vocals): 
E (no3)  Amaj7 Eb/B  A/C# 
Single Bass notes B C# E Db

[Verse 3]
E (no5)           Amaj7                  B/Eb                   Abm7  
      I sat on the roof, child, yes I did, and I kicked off the moss
(C)C#m7                 E/B    E/Bb                                 A6sus2
       But a few of the verses,   well they, well they got me quite cross, oh ho
Bsus4                        Bno5add4     Cm#5                    C#m  
     But the sun's been real kind while I wrote, wrote down this song
(Eb)E                               A  F#m7 A                      Badd4 B7sus4 Badd4 B5 
     You see, it's for people like you that  really keep it turned on, on

[Verse 4]
E(no5)           Amaj7             B/Eb                  Abm7
     So please excuse my forgetting   but these things I do, yeah
(C)C#m7                 E/B                        E/Bb       A6sus2
      Well you see, girl, I've forgotten if they're     green or they're blue,
                        Bsus4                Bno5add4  Cm#5          C#m  
Oh oh oh oh…well anyway, you know the thing is, Honey, what I really mean,
            (Eb)E                    F#m7              A                 E     E(no5) Esus4add2 Eno5         
Girl is that,    well, yours are the sweetest eyes I believe I have ever seen Oh

[Chorus]
B/F#                C#m7          F#m7            A6 Amaj7 A6
   And you can tell everybody that   this is your song, yes you can
B                    C#m7             F#5                 A
 Oh the words may be quite simple but,  but now that it's done yes
C#m7                      E/B        E/Bb                   A
    I hope you don't mind, don't mind    that I put down in words
    E/G#       A             A6(no3)        B 
How wonderful life is while you're in the world,
N.C 
Let me sing the line one more time yeah, 
C#m7                       E/B                E/Bb                A      N.C
    I hope you don’t mind, hope you don’t mind that I put down in words, these sweet words,
    E/G#       A                 A6(no3)       E 
How wonderful life is Baby while you are in my world

[Bridge] (with ad lib scat vocals): 
E (no3), Amaj7, Eb/B, F#m7, C#m7, E/B, E/Bb, A6sus2 

[Additional Chorus]
B
Believe I sit here on the dock of the bay 
             Cm#5         C#m
watching the tide rolling away 
     E                    F#m7
Said, I'll be thinking of you love 
      A                       B/Eb   Bsus2
sweet memories to all of you, all of you. 

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