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 E, E7sus4 and E7 with runs down through the scall with a few trill in it. Then the main intro starts, continuing through the song.
E B/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 Am E/G F#dim Want to forget about it, wanna Be intoxicated with that Fm7 B7 Special brew E G7 So come and get me Let me A Am get in that sinking feeling E F#dim Fm7 that says my heart is on an all-time low B7 E So don't expect me G7 To behave perfectly A Am And wear that sunny smile E/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 E/G Edim Fm Fm^ Fm-Maj7 Fm7 heading for that stormy weather soon
A I'm causing a mild sensation Am With this new occupation E/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 A7 B7 E Mel - an - chol - y Blues
Solo : E B/D Bm/D Cm7 A Am E/G F#dim Fm F#dim E/G Edim Fm Fm^ Fm-Maj7 Fm7
A I'm causing a mild sensation Am With this new occupation E/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 A7 B7 E Mel - an - chol - y Blues
Album Ending : Song Fades out using the following Chords to the same style / melody of the piece.
E B/D Bm/D Cm7 A Am E/G F#dim Fm F#dim Fm7 F#dim A7 B7 E
Concert Ending : Song uses the Album Ending chords and resolves on E - 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 A C E
Fm7 : F A C E