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Stormy Monday Chords

Stormy Monday Chords

Stormy Monday is a blues song written by American bluesman TBone Walker. It has become a popular blues standard and has been recorded by countless artists in a variety of styles. The song was first recorded by TBone Walker in 1947 and released as a single on the Black & White label.

It was an immediate hit, reaching number one on the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks. The song has since been covered by such artists as Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, and Otis Redding.

The song is a classic twelvebar blues in the key of A, with a slow tempo. The lyrics tell the story of a man lamenting the loss of his love on a Monday night, a common theme in blues music. The song‘s structure is typical of the blues, with the verse repeating each time with different words to convey the emotions of the narrator.

G7                        C9 G7   G#7              G7

They call it stormy Monday,  but Tuesday’s just as bad

C9                              G7        Am7  Bm7   Bb7

They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad

Am7                       G#m7 Am7 Cm7             G7 C9 G7 Gdim

Lord and Wednesday’s worse,        Thursday’s oh so sad

G7                       C9 G7      G#7          G7

The eagle flies on Friday,  Saturday I go out to play

C9                         G7         Am7    Bm7       Bb7

The eagle flies on Friday, Saturday I go out to play

Am7                 G#m7 Am7 Cm7               G7 C9 G7 Gdim

Sunday I go to church,       I get down to pray

G7             C9                    G7 G#7 G7

Lord have mercy,  lord have mercy on me

C9                                  G7 Am7 Bm7 Bb7

Lord have mercy, lord have mercy on me

Am                                   G#m7 Am7

You know I tryin’, tryin’ to find my baby

Cm7                           G7 C9 G7 Gdim