Sunday Morning Coming Down Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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INTRO A chordA

Well, I woke up Sunday morning
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With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt
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And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad
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So I had one more for dessert
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Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
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And found my cleanest dirty shirt
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Then I washed my face and combed my hair

Stumbled down the stairs to meet the day

I smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and songs that I'd been pickin'
But I lit my first and watched a small boy
Cussin' at a can that he'd been kickin'
I crossed the empty street
Caught the Sunday smell of someone fryin' chicken
And it took me back to somethin' that I'd lost
Somewhere, somehow along the way

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On a Sunday morning sidewalk
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I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stone
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'Cause there's something in a Sunday
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That makes a body feel alone
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And there ain't nothing short of dying
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Half as lonesome as the sound
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Of a sleeping city sidewalk
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Sunday morning coming down

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughin' little girl that he'd been swingin'
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
Listened to the songs that they were singin'
I headed down the road,
Somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin'
And it echoed through the canyon
Like a disappearin' dream of yesterday

End the song strumming A-Asus4-Asus4-A


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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. After hearing it Cash said he "liked his songs so much that I would take them off and not let anybody else hear them.

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