Rainy Days And Mondays

Words & Music by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols
Recorded by The Carpenters, 1972 (#2)


G     G/F#  Em7   Bm7-5   E7
Talking to myself and feeling old;

 Am7             Bm7    Am7            D9
Sometimes I'd like to quit, nothing ever seems to fit;

 Em7 Em7/F#   CM7  Am7    D9  D7   G    G/F#
Hanging   a  -  round, nothing to do but frown --

Am7               C    Gdim     G   D7sus4
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.


G       G/F#   Em7   Bm7-5     E7
What I've got they used to call the blues.

Am7           Bm7    Am7               D9
Nothing is really wrong, feeling like I don't belong,

Em7 Em7/F#   CM7  Am7      D9    D7   G    G/F#
Walking a  -  round, some kind of lone - ly clown --

Am7               C     Gdim     G   D   B7
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.


Bridge:

  Em7      CM7        Am7    D7    GM7
Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you 

Bm7      CM7       D7sus4D7       B7
   Nice to know somebody loves  me.

Em7        CM7             Am7    D7   Em    Bm7    Em7
Funny, but it seems that it's the only thing to do 

      CM7           D7aua4  D   D7sus4  D
Run and find the one who loves   me.


G     G/F#     Em     Bm7-5   E7
What I feel has come and gone before;

Am7            Bm7  Am7                 D9
No need to talk it out, we know what it's all about;

Em7 Em7/F#   CM7  Am7    D9  D7   G    G/F#
Hanging   a  -  round, nothing to do but frown --

 Am7              C     Gdim     G    D   B7
Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.


(Repeat bridge, new last line)

        CM7          D7aua4 D    E7sus4  E7
Run and find the one who loves  me.


A           C#m  C#m7-5  F#7 
What I feel has come and gone before;

Bm              C#m7 Bm                C#m7
No need to talk it out, we know what it's all about;

 F#m7   DM7 Bm7             A
Hanging around, nothing to do but frown --

 Bm7              D         Cdim  AM7    D   C#7
Rainy days and Mondays always  get me  down.


Coda:

F#m7    DM7 Bm7             A
Hanging around, nothing to do but frown --

D                Bm7 - C#m    D (N.C.)  A  Bm7-5  A  Bm7-5   A
Rainy days and Mondays al- ways get me down.




 
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