Jesse chords & lyrics
by Janis Ian
- Jesse was written by Janis Ian. The song was made famous by Roberta Flack which was released on Nov 8, 1973 from her album Killing Me Softly.
- Janis Ian recorded the song on her album Stars which was released in 1974.
- Music: Key of C Major in 3/4 time at 84-86 bpm (♩)
- Chords: C, Cadd9, Dm, Dm7/C, E7, G, G7, G/B, Gm/Bb, A7, Asus4
Jesse by Janis Ian
Intro: 3/4 | Cadd9 | % | G/B | % | Gm/Bb | % | Asus4 | A7 | | G | % | G | % | Cadd9 G/B 1. Jes-se come home, there's a hole in the bed Gm/Bb Asus4 | A7 | Where we slept now it's grow-ing cold (Hey) Dm Dm7/C Hey Jes-se, your face in the place where we lay G7 C E7 By the hearth, all a-part it hangs on my heart A7 Dm And I'm leav-ing the light on the stairs G7 C | A7 | No I'm not scared - I wait for you (Hey) Dm G7 Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Hey Jes-se, I'm lone-ly, come home. Cadd9 G/B 2. Jes-se, the floors and the boards Gm/Bb Asus4 | A7 | Re-call-ing your steps, and I re-mem-ber too (All the) Dm Dm7/C All the pic-tures are fad-ing and shad-ed in grey, G7 C E7 But I still set a place on the ta-ble at noon A7 Dm And I'm leav-ing a light on the stairs G7 C | A7 | No I'm not scared - I wait for you (Hey) Dm G7 Cadd9 | Cadd9 | Hey Jes-se, I'm lone-ly, come home Instr: | G/B | % | Gm/Bb | % | Asus4 | A7 | | G | % | G | % || G || Cadd9 G/B 3. Jes-se, the spread on the bed Gm/Bb Asus4 | A7 | Is like when you left, I've kept it up for you (And all the) Dm Dm7/C And all the blues and the greens have been re-cent-ly cleaned, G7 C E7 And it's seem-ing-ly new Hey Jes, me and you A7 Dm We'll swal-low the light on the stairs G7 C | A7 | We'll do up my hair, and sleep un-a-ware (Hey) Dm G7 Cadd9 | A7 | Dm | G7 | C | Hey Jes-se, I'm lone-ly, come home
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left Handed Charts:
Janis Ian:Janis Eddy Fink on April 7, 1951 in New York City, U.S.
Occupations: Singer songwriter, musician, author
Music Style: Folk
Active Years: 1965-present
2 Grammy Awards:
- 1975 - At Seventeen (single from her 1975 album - Between The Lines)
- 2013 - Best Spoken Word Album (her autobiography - Society's Child)
Jesse Sheet Music is featured in the Janis Ian Guitar Songbook - 14 songs including At Seventeen, Fly Too High, From Me To You, I Hear You Sing Again, In The Winter, Jesse, Joy, Love Is Blind, Ride Me Like A Wave, Society's Child, Stars, Tattoo, The Last Train, The Other Side Of The Sun. Includes guitar tablature, standard notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and guitar chord diagrams.