My Melancholy Blues

Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen

My Melancholy Blues Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Intro : The initial section of the My Melancholy Blues intro is really quick and is probably an ad-lib from Freddie all based around EFlat Note, EFlat Note7sus4 and EFlat Note7 with runs down through the scall with a few trill in it.
Then the main intro starts, continuing through the song.
EFlat Note   BFlat Note/D  Cm
Cm
Another party's over
Gm
And I'm left cold sober
F#dim           Fm7          Edim
My baby left me  for somebody  new
Fm
I don't want to talk about it
AFlat Notem                               EFlat Note/G    F#dim
Want to forget about it, wanna Be intoxicated with that
Fm7     BFlat Note7     
Special brew 
EFlat Note        G7
So come and     get me    Let me
AFlat Note             AFlat Notem
get in that sinking feeling
EFlat Note              F#dim          Fm7
that says my heart is on an all-time low
BFlat Note7               EFlat Note
So        don't expect me
G7
To behave perfectly
AFlat Note                AFlat Notem
And wear that sunny smile
EFlat Note/G           F#dim
My guess is I'm in for a
Fm7
cloudy and overcast
F#dim
Don't try and stop me cos I'm
EFlat Note/G             Edim           Fm     Fm^   Fm-Maj7  Fm7
heading for that stormy weather soon 
AFlat Note
I'm causing a mild sensation
AFlat Notem
With this new occupation
EFlat Note/G               Cm
I'm permenantly glued to
Gm                 Cm                   Fm7
this extraordinary mood.  So now move o- ver   let me take
F#dim
over    with my
Fm7   F#dim      AFlat Note7    BFlat Note7     EFlat Note
Mel - an - chol - y      Blues
Solo : 
EFlat Note   BFlat Note/D   BFlat Notem/DFlat Note   Cm7   AFlat Note   AFlat Notem   EFlat Note/G   F#dim   Fm   F#dim   EFlat Note/G    Edim   Fm  Fm^  Fm-Maj7  Fm7 
AFlat Note
I'm causing a mild sensation
AFlat Notem
With this new occupation
EFlat Note/G          Cm
I'm in the news
Gm               Cm              Fm7
I'm just getting used to my new exposure
F#dim
So come into my enclosure
And meet my
Fm7  F#dim     AFlat Note7    BFlat Note7     EFlat Note
Mel - an - chol - y      Blues
Album Ending : Song Fades out using the following Chords to the same style / melody of the piece.
EFlat Note   BFlat Note/D   BFlat Notem/DFlat Note   Cm7   AFlat Note   AFlat Notem   EFlat Note/G   F#dim   Fm   F#dim   Fm7   F#dim   AFlat Note7   BFlat Note7   EFlat Note
Concert Ending : Song uses the Album Ending chords and resolves on EFlat Note - obviously with no fade.

 

Performance Notes : 
^ means the chord is played on 1 octave higher on the register.
Ad-Libbing on the song can be achieved by trilling on neighboring notes on the scale / chord.
Listening to the Album / Concert version will allow you to place a more-true ad-lib.
The song also contains many 7th and diminished notes.
The timing in the song is a little unusual in that its very free and chords are often played 
in advance of the words - best bet is to listen to the piece on the album a few times to get
the idea.
Unusual Chords : 
Fm-Maj7	: F  AFlat Note  C  E
Fm7 	: F  AFlat Note  C  EFlat Note
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