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SMALL BLUE THING (Suzanne Vega)
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[Capo up one fret.]

E5  D6(9)  Cmaj7  D6(9)    E5  D6(9)  Cmaj7  D6(9)
[intro]

E5        D6(9)   Cmaj7      D6(9)
  Today I am    a small blue thing
E5       D6(9)         Cmaj7  D6(9)
  Like a marble or an eye
        E5               D6(9)      Cmaj7      D6(9)
With my knees against my mouth, I am perfectly round
E5    D6(9)    Cmaj7  D6(9)
  I am watching you

F(add#4) G                 F(add#4)      G
  I  am  cold against your skin, you are perfectly
    F(add#4)     G                F(add#4)     G
reflected;  I am lost inside your pocket, I am lost against your
Am9            Bm7                Cmaj7      Bm7
fingers;  I am falling down the stairs, I am skipping on the
Am9             Bm7                 Cmaj7    Bm7
sidewalk;  I am thrown against the sky, I am raining down in
Am9/G         Bm7(4)/A        Am9/G  Bm7(4)/A
pieces;  I am scattering like light, scattering like
Am9/G  Bm7(4)/A        Am9/G   Bm7(4)/A   Bm7(4)/A [single note, held]
light, scattering like light

Today I am a small blue thing
Made of china, made of glass
I am cool and smooth and curious, I never blink
I am turning in your hand, turning in your hand
[4 extra bars: E5 D6(9) Cmaj7 D6(9)]

I am cold against your skin, you are perfectly
reflected;  I am lost inside your pocket, I am lost against your
fingers;  I am falling down the stairs, I am skipping on the
sidewalk;  I am thrown against the sky, I am raining down in
pieces;  I am scattering like light, scattering like
light, scattering like light

Today I am a small blue thing
Like a marble or an eye
I am cool and smooth and curious, I never blink
I am turning in your hand, turning in your
E5     D6(9)           Cmaj7   D6(9)
hand;  turning in your hand,   small blue
E5      D6(9)           Cmaj7  D6(9)
thing;  turning in your hand
E5  D6(9)           Cmaj7   D6(9)   E5.
    Turning in your hand


CHORDS:

E5 = x79900; D6(9) = x57700; Cmaj7 = x35500
F(add#4) = x3320x; G = x5540x
Am9 = 5x550x; Bm7 = 7x770x; Cmaj7 = 8x9900
Am9/G = x-10-10-9-0-0; Bm7(4)/A = x-12-12-11-0-0



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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