Alone Again Naturally

Gilbert Osullivan

 Bbm7
        If I'm not feeling any less sour
 Dbm
        I promise myself to treat myself
 Bbm7-5Eb7
        And visit a nearby tower
 Abm7
        And climbing to the top
 Abm7-5
        To throw myself off
 GbGb+
        In an effort to make it clear to who-
 Gb6F7
        ever what it's like when you're shattered
 Bbm7
        Left standing in the lurch
 DbmEb7
        At a church with people saying
 Abm7
        "My God, that's tough, she stood him up
 Abm7-5
        No point in us remaining
 Gbmaj7Gb6
        We may as well go home"
 Bbm7Eb7
        As I did on my own
 Abm7Db7-9Gbmaj7Gb6
        Alone again, naturally 
v. 2: To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful bright and gay
Looking forward - who wouldn't do?
The role I was about to play
And as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Threw me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about God in his mercy
Who if He really does exist
Why did He desert me
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
 Abm7Db7-9Gb
        Alone again, naturally
bridge: A E7
It seems to me that there are more hearts broken in the world
 G#m7-5C#7-9
        Than can be mended 
 AD#m7-5
        Left unattended 
 C#maj7
        What do we do?
 G#m7C#7-9
        What do we do? 
(nylon-string guitar solo, verse chords)
v. 3: Looking back over the years
And whatever else appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide my tears
And at sixty-five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start
With a heart so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken
When she passed away
I cried and cried all day
tag: Abm7 Db7-9 Bbm7 Eb7
Alone again naturally
 Abm7Db7-9Db7Gb
        Alone again...   naturally
-- another ace 70's tab from Andrew Rogers


Corrected by kpshea. View original
A Abm7 Abm7-5 Bbm7 Bbm7-5 C#7-9 C#maj7 D#m7-5 Db7 Db7-9 Dbm Eb7 F7 G#m7 G#m7-5 Gb Gb+ Gb6 Gbmaj7
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paulnigel (report comment to admin):
This is an excellent tab and thanks are due to Mr. Rogers! However, it's missing the first line:

"In a little while from now"

I find it easiest to play semitone lower than first setting which makes the first chord line: Fmaj7 F6, followed by Am7 on the first apparent line.

It's great to have someone who knows his chords; now, just tell me how to play "Clair"...what's listed sounds so wrong.