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, Bm(maj7), Bm7, Bm6, D, A7, F#7, D, D(alt), Eb7/D, F#7/C#, F#, G7, Cm, Cm(maj7), Cm7, Cm6, Eb, Bb7, Ab, Fm7
Blue Skies by Willie Nelson
Intro: 4/4 (~84 bpm) ||: Bm Bm(Bmaj7) | Bm7 Bm6 :|| Bm Bm(maj7) Bm7 Chorus 1: Blue skies smil-in' at me Bm6 D A7 | D - F#7 | Noth-in' but blue___skies do I see Bm Bm(Bmaj7) 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 Bm(maj7) 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 Bm(maj7) Bm7 Chorus 3: Blue skies smil-in' at me Bm6 D A7 | D - F#7 | Noth-in' but blue___ skies do I see Bm Bm(maj7) 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 Cm(maj7) Cm7 Chorus 4: Blue skies___ smil-in'___ at me Cm6 Eb Bb7 | Eb - G7 | Noth-in'___ but blue skies___ do I___ see Cm Cm(maj7) Cm7 Blue days, all___ of them gone Cm6 Eb Bb7 | Eb - G7 | Noth-in' but blue___skies___from now___ on Cm Cm(maj7) Cm7 Chorus 4: Blue skies smil-in' at me Cm6 Eb Bb7 | Eb - G7 | Noth-in' but blue___ skies___ do I see Cm Cm(maj7) | Cm7 - Cm6 | Blue days, all of them gone Eb Bb7 Ab | Fm7 | Eb |... Noth-in' but blue skies from now on
🗝️ B Minor
Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
O: Play open string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
Right Handed Charts:
Left 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.