Vega Suzanne – Small Blue Thing tab

[two excellent versions]

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) GE ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|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 Bm7E ----------------|----------------|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 Bm7E ----------------|----------------|----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)/AE ----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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
mpG:----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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
fG:----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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
mpG:----------------------------------------------------------------|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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
fG:----------------------------------------------------------------|D:2---------------------------------------------------------------|A:----------------5---------------3---------------5---------------|E:----------------------------------------------------------------|
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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
mpG:----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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
mfG:----------------------------------------------------------------|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] youre:----------------------------------------------------------------|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] one: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] likee:----------------------------------------------------------------|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:----------------------------------------------------------------|
mpG:----------------------------------------------------------------|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 mpG:----------------------------------------------------------------|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 mpG:----------------------------------------------------------------|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 -------------------------------------------------------------------- This TAB transcription was created using TAB MASTER version 1.0 This program is freeware, but it took me some work to make it, so your financial contribution is welcome. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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