Sunday Morning Coming Down Uke tab by Johnny Cash

4 Chords used in the song: A,D,E,F#m

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A A
Well I woke up Sunday morning
D D E E
With no way to hold my head
A A
That didn't hurt
A A
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't
F#m F#m E E
Bad so I had one more for dessert
A A
Then I fumbled through my closet
D D
For my clothes
A A F#m F#m
And found my cleanest dirty shirt
D D
And I washed my face
E E
And combed my hair

And stumbled down the stairs

To meet the day


A A
I'd smoked my mind the night before
D D E E
With cigarettes and songs
A A
That I'd been pickin'
A A
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
F#m F#m E E
Playin' with a can that he was kickin'
A A
Then I crossed the empty street and
D D
Caught the sunday smell
A A F#m F#m
Of someone fryin' chicken
D D
And it took me back to something

That I'd lost somehow
E E A A
Somewhere along the way


A A D D
On the sunday morning sidewalk
A A F#m F#m
Wishing lord that I was stoned
E E
Cause there's something in a sunday
A A
That makes a body feel alone
D D
And there's nothing short of dying
A A F#m F#m
Half as lonesome as the sound
E E
On the sleeping city sidewalk
A A
Sunday morning coming down

A A
In the park I saw a daddy
D D E E
With a laughing little girl
A A
He was swingin'
A A
And I stopped beside the Sunday school
F#m F#m
And listened to the song
E E
That they were singing
A A
Then I headed back for home
D D
And somewhere far away
A A F#m F#m
A A lonely bell was ringing
D D
And it echoed though the canyon like
E E A A
The disappearing dreams of yesterday



A A D D
On the sunday morning sidewalk
A A F#m F#m
Wishing lord that I was stoned
E E
Cause there's something in a sunday
A A
That makes a body feel alone
D D
And there's nothing short of dying
A A F#m F#m
Half as lonesome as the sound
E E
On the sleeping city sidewalk
A A
Sunday morning coming down

 

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About this song

Kris Kristofferson wrote this while living in a run-down tenement in Nashville when he was working as a janitor for Columbia Records. He was told if he was caught pitching songs to any artists he would be fired. He delivered this song personally to Johnny Cash after landing his National Guard helicopter in Cash's front yard - the best way he could think of to get Cash's attention. Kris made Johnny Cash listen to the song before removing the helicopter. Read more on Last.fm.