Blue On Black

Words & Music:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd


All chords are usually played without the third:

D = x x 0 2 3 x | C(add2) = x 3 0 0 3 x | G = 3 x 0 0 x x | A5 = x 0 2 2 x x


D         C2  G       D    C2  G  [etc. for all verse lines]

Night falls----, I'm alone------.

Skin chilled to the bone

You turned and you ran

Slipped right from my hands




Blue on black.  Tears on a river.

C               G

Push on shove.  Don't mean much.


Joker on Jack.  Match on a fire.

C                G

Cold on ice.  A dead man's touch.

D                             C      G

Whisper on a scream.  Doesn't mean a thing.

      A5        G      [n.c.]    D      C  G  [back to verse vamp]

Won't bring you back.  Blue on black.




Blind, now I see

Truth, lies, and in between

Wrong can't be undone

Slipped from the tip of your tongue


CHORUS:  [recording version has:  Chorus - Solo 3x]



Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2008 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy! p

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.