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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 Eb, Eb7sus4 and Eb7 with runs down through the scall with a few trill in it.
Then the main intro starts, continuing through the song.
Eb   Bb/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

Abm                               Eb/G    F#dim
    Want to forget about it, wanna Be intoxicated with that

 Fm7     Bb7     
 Special brew 

                Eb        G7
So come and     get me    Let me

Ab             Abm
   get in that sinking feeling

Eb              F#dim          Fm7
   that says my heart is on an all-time low

   Bb7               Eb
   So        don't expect me

G7
   To behave perfectly

Ab                Abm
   And wear that sunny smile

Eb/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

   Eb/G             Edim           Fm     Fm^   Fm-Maj7  Fm7
   heading for that stormy weather soon 
Ab
   I'm causing a mild sensation

Abm
   With this new occupation

Eb/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      Ab7    Bb7     Eb
      Mel - an - chol - y      Blues
Solo : 
Eb   Bb/D   Bbm/Db   Cm7   Ab   Abm   Eb/G   F#dim   Fm   F#dim   Eb/G    Edim   Fm  Fm^  Fm-Maj7  Fm7 
Ab
   I'm causing a mild sensation

Abm
   With this new occupation

Eb/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     Ab7    Bb7     Eb
    Mel - an - chol - y      Blues
Album Ending : Song Fades out using the following Chords to the same style / melody of the piece.
Eb   Bb/D   Bbm/Db   Cm7   Ab   Abm   Eb/G   F#dim   Fm   F#dim   Fm7   F#dim   Ab7   Bb7   Eb
Concert Ending : Song uses the Album Ending chords and resolves on Eb - 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  Ab  C  E
Fm7 	: F  Ab  C  Eb
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