My Melancholy Blues
Words and music by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
My Melancholy Blues Piano Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald
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