Call It Stormy Monday chords by T-Bone Walker


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Call It Stormy Monday | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Ab9 (Cm7b5) G9 (Bm7b5) | Ab9 (Cm7b5) G9 (Bm7b5) |

Verse 1

| G9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad.
| C9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday’s just as bad.
| D9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Wednesday’s worse, and Thursday’s also sad.

Verse 2

| G9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Yes, the eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play.
| C9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Eagle flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play.
| D9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Sunday I go to church, then I kneel down and pray.

Solo

| G9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
| C9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
| D9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |

Verse 3

| G9 C#9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy on me.
| C9 | C9 | G9 | G9 |
Lord have mercy, my heart’s in misery.
| D9 | C9 | G9 C9 | G9 Ab9 G9 | G9 ||
Crazy about my Baby, yes, send her back to me.


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Call It Stormy Monday chords and progressions

The slightly odd-looking chords you see sliding around in Call It Stormy Monday are in fact 9 chords.

The theoretical jazz chord police might go as far as to say that T-Bone Walker was using chord substitution, playing a Bm7b5 in an Am shape instead of a G9.

The trick is repeated for the IV chord. Instead of a C9, play an Em7b5, now in a Dm shape.

The same goes for those chromatic approach chords, Ab9 is played like a Cm7b5, and C#9 is played like an Fm7b5.

All you have to do is visualize whatever 9-chord you want to play, then start the m7b5 chord shape on the 3rd.

Call It Stormy Monday’s chord progression is that of a standard 12-bar blues, just using 9 chords, like this:

||: G9 | C9 | G9 | G9 | C9 | C9 |
| G9 | G9 | D9 | C9 | G9 | G9 :||


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