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Some Postman

Presidents of the United States of America


Note: Original version is played with power chords ½ step higher (in the key of Ab).

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

        231

Am:   x02210

       32 1

C:    x32010

       12

Em:   022000

        134

Eb5:   x688xx

       134

E5:   x799xx

       1 3 4

F5:   x81010xx

 

Strum Guide

Verse Strum:  D D D D D D D D

(w/palm mute) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Chorus Strum:D   D DUD   D DU

             1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Verse 1:
G     D             Am       C
It's 6 AM and the sun is getting high
G                    D                     Em (2 hold)
He picks up the mail from the slot
G               D               Am                  C
He feels the rush of excitement as he holds it in his hand
G            D                       Eb (4, hold last measure)
Another love note no one got

 

Chorus 1:
G (hold)            D (hold)       Am (hold)      C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D             Eb   C
Some postman is gonna cry
G                       D               Am            C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D          Eb5 (2)        E5 (2)         F5 (2)
Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry

 

Verse 2:
G                  D                 Am          C
It's noon now and all the mailboxes have been emptied
G                D              Em (2 hold)
And all the letters are inside
G                      D                    Am                  C
He counts them, he checks them, he looks for clues and finds
G                     D                     Eb (4, hold last measure)
The ones with hearts on the outside               

 
Chorus 2:
G (hold)            D (hold)       Am (hold)      C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D             Eb   C
Some postman is gonna cry
G                   D               Am            C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D          Eb5 (2)        E5 (2)        F5 (2)         F#5 (2)
Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry, gonna cry, yeah yeah!

Solo (w/chorus strum):  / G - - - / D - - - / Eb - - - / C - - - / x3

                                         / G - - - / D - - - / Eb - - - / - - - - /

                                        / C - - - / - - - - / G (8)

 

Verse 3:

G (hold)               D (hold)  Am (hold)             C (hold)           
Holding onto a package        meant for a distant lover
G (hold)                D (hold)           Em (hold 4 measures)
Thought it would be there overnight
G (hold)           D (hold)         Am (hold)           C (hold)
She waits and she cries and she thinks he does not love her
G (hold)            D (hold)          Eb5 (2)  E5 (2)   F5 (2)
The postman holds on oh so tight

Chorus 3:
G                       D               Am            C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D             Eb   C
Some postman is gonna cry
G                       D               Am            C
Some postman is grooving to all our love letters
G                    D          Eb5 (2)         E5 (2)             
Some postman is gonna cry, gonna cry, yeah!

Outro:
G            D                           Eb       C
You [you], crushed [crushed], paper hearts
G                       D              Eb                  C
Stole [stole], and sold [sold], and ripped apart
G                          D                 Eb        C               
Your promise was sent but you never delivered to

  G   D   Eb                          C                       G (hold)

me--          Some postman you turned out to be


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.