Vega Suzanne - Small Blue Thing Chords & Tabs

 

Small Blue Thing Chords & Tabs

Vega Suzanne Chords & Tabs

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Small Blue Thing Tab

   
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Date: Mon, 10 Jan 94 13:49:44 -0800
From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider)
Subject: /v/Suzanne.Vega/SmallBlueThing.tab



SMALL BLUE THING (Suzanne Vega)
-------------------------------
[Capo up one fret.]

E5  D6(9)  Cmaj7  D6(9)    E5  D6(9)  Cmaj7  D6(9)
[intro]

E5        D6(9)   Cmaj7      D6(9)
  Today I am    a small blue thing
E5       D6(9)         Cmaj7  D6(9)
  Like a marble or an eye
        E5               D6(9)      Cmaj7      D6(9)
With my knees against my mouth, I am perfectly round
E5    D6(9)    Cmaj7  D6(9)
  I am watching you

F(add#4) G                 F(add#4)      G
  I  am  cold against your skin, you are perfectly
    F(add#4)     G                F(add#4)     G
reflected;  I am lost inside your pocket, I am lost against your
Am9            Bm7                Cmaj7      Bm7
fingers;  I am falling down the stairs, I am skipping on the
Am9             Bm7                 Cmaj7    Bm7
sidewalk;  I am thrown against the sky, I am raining down in
Am9/G         Bm7(4)/A        Am9/G  Bm7(4)/A
pieces;  I am scattering like light, scattering like
Am9/G  Bm7(4)/A        Am9/G   Bm7(4)/A   Bm7(4)/A [single note, held]
light, scattering like light

Today I am a small blue thing
Made of china, made of glass
I am cool and smooth and curious, I never blink
I am turning in your hand, turning in your hand
[4 extra bars: E5 D6(9) Cmaj7 D6(9)]

I am cold against your skin, you are perfectly
reflected;  I am lost inside your pocket, I am lost against your
fingers;  I am falling down the stairs, I am skipping on the
sidewalk;  I am thrown against the sky, I am raining down in
pieces;  I am scattering like light, scattering like
light, scattering like light

Today I am a small blue thing
Like a marble or an eye
I am cool and smooth and curious, I never blink
I am turning in your hand, turning in your
E5     D6(9)           Cmaj7   D6(9)
hand;  turning in your hand,   small blue
E5      D6(9)           Cmaj7  D6(9)
thing;  turning in your hand
E5  D6(9)           Cmaj7   D6(9)   E5.
    Turning in your hand



TAB:
(You can figure out where to play these in the song.)


  E5                 D6(9)            Cmaj7            D6(9)
E ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0--|----0-------0---|
B --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0|--0---0---0---0-|
G ----9-------9---|----7-------7---|----5-------5--|----7-------7---|
D --9---9---9-----|--7---7---7-----|--5---5---5----|--7---7---7-----|
A 7-------7-------|5-------5-------|3-------3------|5-------5-------|
E ----------------|----------------|---------------|----------------|
        Today I am               a  small   blue    thing...
(Accents are on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th notes of each measure.)




  F(add#4)         G                F(add#4)         G
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
G 2---2---2---2---|4---4---4---4---|2---2---2---2---|4---4---4---4---|
D --3---3---3---3-|--5---5---5---5-|--3---3---3---3-|--5---5---5---5-|
A 3---3---3---3---|5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---|5---5---5---5---|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
          I   am  cold against your skin,  you are   perfectly   reflected...




  Am9              Bm7              Cmaj7            Bm7
E ----------------|----------------|0-----0-----0---|----------------|
B 0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----|0-----0-----0---|
G --5-----5-----5-|----7-----7-----|----------------|--7-----7-----7-|
D ----------5-----|7-----7-----7---|--9-----9-----0-|----7-----7-----|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-0-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
...fingers, I  am  falling down the stairs, I   am   skipping on the

  Am9              Bm7              Cmaj7            Bm7
E ----------------|----------------|----0---0-------|----------------|
B --0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----|0-----0-----0---|--0-----0-------|
G ----5-----5-----|7-----7-----7---|--------------0-|----7-----7-----|
D 0-----5-----5---|--7-----7-------|--9-------------|7-----7-----7---|
A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E 0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
 sidewalk, I  am  thrown against the sky,   I   am   raining down in

  Am9/G            Bm7(4)/A         Am9/G            Bm7(4)/A
E ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
B --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|
G ----9-------9---|11------11------|----9-------9---|11------11------|
D --10--10--10--0-|--12------12--0-|--10--10--10--0-|--12------12--0-|
A 10------10------|12------12------|10------10------|12------12------|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  pieces;  I  am   scattering like  light,           scattering like light,

  Am9/G            Bm7(4)/A         Am9/G            Bm7(4)/A    (hold)
E ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0^^^|0--|
B --0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0---0-|--0---0---0-----|---|
G ----9-------9---|11------11------|----9-------9---|11------11------|---|
D --10--10--10--0-|--12------12--0-|--10--10--10--0-|--12------12----|---|
A 10------10------|12------12------|10------10------|12------12------|---|
E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|---|
                   scattering like  light.


"Small blue thing"
  Words and music by Suzanne Vega

Guitar & Bass TAB + CRDs

CRD: Chord List:
Chord           E A D G B E
Em              0 2 2 0 0 0
Em(no3rd)       0 2 2 4 0 0 
D2              X X 0 2 3 0
Cmaj7           X 3 2 0 0 0
Fadd#11         1 2 3 2 1 1  or X X 3 2 1 2
G2              3 2 0 2 0 3
G/B             X 2 0 0 0 3
Am7             X 0 2 2 1 3
Am7sus4         X 0 0 2 1 3  or X 0 2 2 3 3
D6add9          2 2 2 2 3 2
Cm7             X 3 5 3 4 3

TAB: Each "-" represents a 1/16 note. So 16 "-" means a 4/4-bar.
Since (nearly) every bar begins with a new chord, a bar begins were
A "[" is.
The bass line is not fully experienced...but maybe someone else can do
it.
Between the guit. and bass tab there are signs like "mp", "f" - which
means the volume - and at the end "rit." which means to slow down
the tempo.
I tried to put the lyrics in the right bar...but you'll see...

Tempo: 132
  INTRO:

  [Em(no3rd)]     [D2(no3rd)]     [Cmaj7]         [D2(no3rd)]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:5---5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
  mp
G:----9---9---9-------7---7---7-------5---5---5-------7---7---7---|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:7---------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|


  [Em(no3rd)]     [D2(no3rd)]     [Cmaj7]         [D2(no3rd)]
e:------------------------------------------------------------12--|
B:5---5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-----------------12|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4---------------9-----|
D:--------------------------------------------------------9-------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                          F
G:----9---9---9-------7---7---7-------5---5---5-------7---7---7---|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:7---------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

  VERSE
      Today I am                a small    blue thing
  [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]         [D2]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
      mp
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:2---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

           like a marble  or an eye                     with my
  [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]         [D2]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:2---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

  knees against my mouth I am        perfectly    round
  [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]         [D2]
e:------------------------------------------------------------12--|
B:----5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------------12--12|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4---------------------|
D:--------------------------------------------------------9-------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                          F
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:2---------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/v/vega_suzanne/small_blue_thing_tab.html ]
          I am         watching         you
  [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]         [D2]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
  mp
G:----9---9---9-------7---7---7-------5---5---5-------7---7-------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:7---------------5---------------3---------------5-----------7---|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

  $       I am    cold against    skin your are   perfectly reflec
  [Fadd#11]       [G2]       your [Fadd#11]       [G2]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----2-4-------------4-2-------------2-4-------------4-2---------|
D:--3---------------5---------------3---------------5-------------|
A:3---------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
  mf
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------3---------------5---------------3---------------5-------|
A:------------3-------------------------------3---------------5---|
E:1---------------3-----------3---1---------------3---------------|

  ted I am        lost inside your pocket I am    lost against
  [Fadd#11]       [G2]            [Fadd#11]       [G2]       your
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------------|
G:----2-4-------------4-2-------------2-4-------------4-2---------|
D:--3---------------5---------------3---------------5-------------|
A:3---------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:--------3---------------5---------------3---------------5-------|
A:------------3---------------5---------------3---------------5---|
E:1---------------3---------------1---------------3---------------|

  fingers I am falling down the stairs    I   am  skipping  the si
  [Am7]           [G/B]           [C6]            [G/B]  on
e:3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---|
B:1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3---8---8---8---8---3---3---3---3---|
G:2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---4---4---4---4---|
D:--------------------------------7---7---7---7-------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:----------------------------------------------5-4---------------|
D:----------------9---------------------------5---------7-----5---|
A:------------7-----------------------------7---------------------|
E:5-------5-5---5-------------7---8-------------------------------|

  dewalk  I   am  thrown against  sky   I   am    raining down in
  [Am7]           [G/B]       the [C6]            [G/B]
e:3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---|
B:1---1---1---1---3---3---3---3---8---8---8---8---3---3---3---3---|
G:2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---5---5---5---5---4---4---4---4---|
D:--------------------------------7---7---7---7-------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:------------9---------------------------------5-4---------------|
D:7---------7---7-9---------------------------5-------------------|
A:------------------------------------------7---------------------|
E:----------------------------7---7-------------------------------|

  pieces   I am   scattering   light              scattering   lig
  [Am7sus4]       [D6add9] like   [Am7sus4]       [D6add9] like
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:----5-------5-------6-------6-------5-------5-------6-------6---|
G:----5-------5-------7-------7-------5-------5-------7-------7---|
D:7-----7---7-----9-----9---9-----7-----7---7-----9-----9---9-----|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:--------9---------------7---------------9---------------7-------|
D:7-------------------------------7-------------------------------|
A:----------------5-------------------------------5---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

  ht              scattering like light
  [Am7sus4]       [D6add9]        [Am7sus4]       [D6add9]
e:------------------------------------------------5---------------|
B:----5-------5-------6-------6-------5-------5---5---------------|
G:----5-------5-------7-------7-------5-------5---7---------------|
D:7-----7---7-----9-----9---9-----7-----7---7---------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:--------9---------------7---------------9-------7---------------|
D:7-------------------------------7-----------------7-------------|
A:----------------5-----------------------------------5-----------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

                     Today   I  am              a small blue thing
                  [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:----------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:----------------------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
                  mp
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

                       made of Chi-na    made  of  glass
                           like a marble  or an eye
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cma7]
e:------------12--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------12----5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:----------9-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:--------9-------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
          F       mp
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

           I am   cool & smooth & curious   I    never blink
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cm7]
e:10--------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------5-------5-------5-------5---5---5-------5---|
G:--10--9-----9---------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:----------9-----------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:--------7-------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

                      I am        turning in your hand
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:------------12--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------12----5-------5-------5-------5---5---5-------5---|
G:----------9-----------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:--------9-------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
          F       mp
G:----------------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

           To Coda
  turning in your hand
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:----------------------12------------------10--------------------|
B:----5-------5-----8-10--------------------------------5-----5---|
G:------4---4-----9-----------9-------9-------11------4-----4-----|
D:--------------------------9-----------9-------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:--------------------9---9---9-------7---7---7-------5---5---5---|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5---------------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|



  D.S. al Coda    Coda
                  hand            turning in your hand
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:--------------||------------------------------------------------|
B:----5---------||5---5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---|
G:------4---4-2-||------4---4-----------4---4-----------4---4-----|
D:--------------||------------------------------------------------|
A:--------------||------------------------------------------------|
E:--------------||------------------------------------------------|
                ||
G:----9---9-----||------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------||------------------------------------------------|
A:7-----------9-||7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:--------------||------------------------------------------------|

  small   blue    thing           turning in your hand
  [D2]            [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:----------------------12----12--------14----10--------15------17|
B:----5-------5-----8-10----12------1012----12------1213----1213--|
G:------4---4-----9-----------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:------------------------9---------------7---------------5-------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5-------7-------7---------------5---------------3---------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

                                      turning in your hand.
  [D2]                [Em]            [D2]            [Cmaj7]
e:--------12------12--19--0-------0-------------------------------|
B:----------12--12----------0---0---------5-------5-------10------|
G:------------------------------------------4---4-----------11----|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------9-|
A:----------------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|

G:--------7-------------------9--------------7----------------5---|
D:----------------------------------------------------------------|
A:5-------------------7---------------5---------------3-----------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------------|


e:----------------12-|
B:-------------------|
G:9-------------9----|
D:------------9------|
A:-------------------|
E:-------------------|
         rit.
G:----------------9--|
D:--------------9----|
A:----5--------------|
E:-------------------|

Erik Pischel
Corrections and blames to pischel@informatik.hu-berlin.de

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