Alone Again Naturally

Gilbert Osullivan

        If I'm not feeling any less sour
        I promise myself to treat myself
        And visit a nearby tower
        And climbing to the top
        To throw myself off
        In an effort to make it clear to who-
        ever what it's like when you're shattered
        Left standing in the lurch
        At a church with people saying
        "My God, that's tough, she stood him up
        No point in us remaining
        We may as well go home"
        As I did on my own
        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
        Alone again, naturally
It seems to me that there are more hearts broken in the world
        Than can be mended
        Left unattended
        What do we do?
        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
        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 E7 Eb7 F7 G#m7 G#m7-5 Gb Gb+ Gb6 Gbmaj7
variations - click chord images
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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.