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"Lovely Day

"
(Bill Withers)
Album: Greatest Hits
Transcribed by: me!
Email: Piper707@hotmail.com

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UPDATE:
Someone wrote in to tell me that the original is in E.
I tried it, and no doubt, the song sounds better and is easier to play.
To play in the key of E, substitute the old chords as indicated:
F -> E
Dm7 -> C#m7
BbM7 -> Amaj7 (x 0 2 1 2 0)
C# -> C
D# -> D (D7 sounds good too)
Bbm7 -> Am7
Cm7 -> Bm7
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Chords:
Dm7 :
BbM7:
Bbm7:
Cm7 :

E
0
1
0
0

A
5
1
1
3

D
7
3
3
5

G
5
2
1
3

B
6
3
2
4

e
5
1
1
3

Note: The original bassline is extra-funky. This is quite a pathetic attempt at
trying to nail
it...but works for me!
Not sure what key the original is played in. But this is transcribed in the key
of F.
Here's how I play this beauty on an acoustic.
Intro:
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-3-33---3-32-0-00---0-0----------------------| x 2 times
------0-----------0----3-1-11-0-1-11-1-------|
----------------------------------------99-88|
F
Dm7
BbM7
C# D#
Verse
F

Dm7

BbM7

. ********************************corrections/suggestions welcome!**************** ***************** .When I wake up in the morning love BbM7 C# D# And the sun it hurts my eyes F Dm7 BbM7 And something without warning love BbM7 C# D# Weighs heavy on my mind Bridge: Bbm7 Cm7 Then I look at you Bbm7 Cm7 And the whole world alright with me Bbm7 Cm7 Just one look at you Bbm7 Cm7 And I know its gonna be Chorus: F Dm7 BbM7 C#-D# x 4 A lovely day(Lovely day lovely day lovely day a lovely dayx2) A lovely day(Lovely day lovely day lovely day a lovely dayx2) Verse 2: (Same chords as before) When the day that lies ahead of me Seems impossible to face When Someone else instead of me Always seems to know the way Bridge Repeat Chorus Verse 2 Bridge Chorus.