Almost Blue

Elvis Costello


Am     Am/G#        Am/G           Am/F#        Dm9   E+


Am Am/G#  Am/G               Bm7-5 E7          Am Am/G#  Am/G

Almost blue---------, almost doing things we used to do.

                   Bm7 -5                  C                 F    E    D

There's a girl here and she's almost you, almost…

Am      Adim                                                 C  Bb           A

All the things that your eyes once promised I see in hers, too.

Dm       Bm7-5       E+                Am    B7    Am

Now your eyes are red from crying, almost blue.


F                 Bm7-5                   C        C#dim

Flirting with this disaster became me.

Dm              Bm7-5              E

It named me as the fool who only aimed to be…


Almost blue----, it's almost touching it will almost do.

There's a part of me that's always true, always…

Not all good things come to an end now, it is only a chosen few.

                   Dm         Bm7-5   E+

I've seen such an unhappy couple.

Am              Bm7-5                   Am

Almost me… Almost you… Almost blue



Dm9 = 1 0 0 2 1 0  |  E+ = X X 2 1 1 0

Bm7-5 = 1 2 3 2 3 1  |  Bb6 = X X 3 3 3 3

Adim = X 0 2 2 1 0  |  C#dim = X X 2 3 2 3