Blue Skies chords
by Willie Nelson
- Blue Skies was written by Irving Berlin in 1926
- Willie Nelson's recording of the song became a No. 1 country music hit in 1978 from the album - Stardust
- Recorded: December 3 - 12, 1977
- Released: April 1978
- Music: Key of B Minor in 4/4 time at 84 bpm (♩)
- Chords: Bm, BmM7, Bm7, Bm6, D, A7, F#7, D, D(alt), Eb7/D, F#7/C#, F#, G7, Cm, CmM7 Cm7, Cm6, Eb, Bb7, Ab, Fm7
- mM7 chords are minor major 7th chords - a root, a minor third, a perfect fifth and a major seventh.
- They can also be written as mΔ7, −Δ7, mM7, m/M7, m(M7), minmaj7, m⑦, m♮7, m7+.
- Level: Intermediate - lots of Jazzy chords
Blue Skies by Willie NelsonThe Relative Major Key of Bm is highlighted - Transpose to any other key.
Bm BmM7 Bm7 Bm6 Intro: 4/4 ‖: | :‖ Bm BmM7 Bm7 Chorus 1: Blue skies smil-in' at me Bm6 D A7 D F#7 Noth-in' but blue___skies do I | see - | Bm BmM7 Bm7 Blue-birds sing-in' a song Bm6 D A7 D Noth-in' but blue___skies from now on D Eb7/D D Bridge: I ne-ver saw the sun shin-in' so bright Eb7/D D Eb7/D D Ne-ver saw things___ go-in' so right D Eb7/D D No-ti-cing the days hur-ry-ing by Eb7/D D Eb7/D D F#7/C# When you're in love___my how they fly by Bm BmM7 Bm7 Chorus 2: Blue days, all of them gone Bm6 D A7 D F#7 Noth-in' but blue___skies from now | on - | Instr: Repeat Chorus 1 / Bridge / Chorus 2 Bm BmM7 Bm7 Chorus 3: Blue skies smil-in' at me Bm6 D A7 D F#7 Noth-in' but blue___ skies do I | see - | Bm BmM7 Bm7 Blue days, all of them gone Bm6 D A7 D F# G7 Noth-in' but blue___skies from now | on / | (key change +1) Cm CmM7 Cm7 Chorus 4: Blue skies___ smil-in'___ at me Cm6 Eb Bb7 Eb G7 Noth-in'___ but blue skies___ do I___ | see - | Cm CmM7 Cm7 Blue days, all___ of them gone Cm6 Eb Bb7 Eb G7 Noth-in' but blue___skies___from now___ | on - | Cm CmM7 Cm7 Chorus 4: Blue skies smil-in' at me Cm6 Eb Bb7 Eb G7 Noth-in' but blue___ skies___ do I | see - | Cm CmM7 Cm7 Cm6 Blue days, all of them | gone - | Eb Bb7 Ab Fm7 Eb Noth-in' but blue skies from now on | | |...
Chord Charts 🗝 Bm & Cm
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open X: Don't play string B: Bass Note
Right Handed Charts:
Many chords are played in a jazz-like fashion whereby some typical barre chords are played open using a mini-barre and omitting strings 5 & 6 or 1 & 6.
You don't have to play the jazz version of these chords, but if you want to sound like the recording, it is worth the extra effort to learn these chords and add to your chord repertoire.
Learn all the chords first before playing, as the song moves along at a fair pace in relation to chord changes.
Left Handed Charts: