Mr. Blue

Words & Music by DeWayne Blackwell
Recorded by The Fleetwoods, 1959 (#1

D   Em7  A7  Gm7   D  D9  Bm7 Gm7      A7       Em7 A7  D
Our guardian star lost all his glow the day that I lost you;

    D   Em7  A7  Gm7        D   D9  Bm7  Gm7      
He lost all his glitter the day you said "No"

           A7      Em7   A7  D
   and his silver turned to blue.

 D6  Gm7       D          G   D    A7  Em7 A7
Like him, I am doubtful that your love is true;

    D        G    D  A7  G/B Gm7  A       Em7   A7   D  Dalt G D A7
But if you decide to call on  me, ask for Mis - ter Blue.

D       F#m  G           A7      Bm7     F#m  G
I'm Mr. Blue    when you say you love me

     A7         F#m      Bm7         Em7
Then prove it by goin' out on the sly

             A7        F#m7  Fm7   Em7 
Provin' your love isn't true 

       A7   D   Em7  A7
Call me Mr. Blue

D       F#m  G          A7         Bm7     F#m  G
I'm Mr. Blue    when you say you're sorry,

     A7          F#m             Bm7         Em7
Then turn around, headin' for the lights of town

             A7        F#m7  Fm7   Em7 
Hurtin' me through and through --

       A7   D
Call me Mr. Blue.


A7       Gdim A6  Dalt    Gdim D 
I stay at home at night (I stay at home)

A7          Gdim  A6 Dalt       Gdim  
Right by the phone at night (right by the phone)

    Bm7      F#m7    Bm7-5       E7      A7    A7  G  D9    A7
But you won't call and  I  won't hurt my pride (call me mis - ter)

D           F#m  G           A7       Bm7     F#m  G
I won't tell you    while you paint the town

     A7               F#m     Bm7    Em7
A bright red to turn it upside down

     A7        F#m7  Fm7  Em7         A7         D   Em7  A7
I'm paintin' it too --        but I'm paintin' it blue

A7  A7/6 G  Em7   D  F#m7 Fm7 Em7 A7 A7/6 G  Em7   D  F#m7 Fm7 Em7
Call me  Mis-ter Blue,           call me Mis-ter Blue,      

A7  A7/6 G  Em7   D
Call me Mis-ter Blue.

*Thanks to recent visitor Bronson Eden for the suggestion.

That suggestion prompted me to look a little deeper into this song that I ordinarily might have -- and in fact, I almost passed on it for being little more than an early-rock-era four-chorder. But as I actually listened to it, I recognized the existance of an intro verse, as many tunes from the 30s and 40s had, and which many songs of the 50s-60s eliminated. And the somewhat simple elegance of The Fleetwoods' harmony (indeed, some would even call it almost simplistic) created enough interest to take the song to Number One, so I concluded that it deserved inclusion.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.