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Don Williams Come Early Morning
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Welcome to my Don Williams Come Early Morning page you'll find the lyrics to this song, a free pdf chords and lyrics sheet along with tutorial demos and a link to purchase full lessons in .mp4 format.  


 Don Williams Come Early Morning
Chords, Lyrics, Demo, Tutorial

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Come Early Morning was one of the first singles ever released by Don Williams back in 1973 from his debut album Don Williams Volume One. I find it interesting that Don choose that name for his album. He actually chose Volume One, Volume Two and Volume III for his first three albums. I haven't run across an artist yet who did that for album titles.

The song was written by well known Nashville writer Bob McDill who wrote 31 #1 hits for many artists and even outside of country. Bob actually recorded this one himself in 1972. Bob also wrote the B-side to this single called Amanda. Come early morning managed to reach #12 on the US country charts for Don.

Jack Clement created a promo video for this song and some say that was one of the first country music videos.

Come Early Morning Lyrics

I been walking, walking in the moonlight
Tripping in the starlight, Lord and I'm feeling down
Walking in the shadows, sneaking down a side road
Come early morning I'll be there on the edge of town

I was a thinking, thinking about a good thing
Thinking bout a sweet dream, in my honey's eyes
And I was a sinking', feeling kind of lonesome
Come early morning I'll be home at my honey's side

I have drifted up across the mountain
And I have stumbled down the other side
And I've been tempted, tried and troubled
Come early morning I'll be home and satisfied

She give me little loving, gives me little sunshine
Makes me have a good time, Lord when I'm feeling' blue
I couldn't refuse her, well I couldn't misuse her
Come early morning I'll be home with my honey dew

I have drifted up across the mountain
And I have stumbled down the other side
And I've been tempted, tried and troubled
Come early morning I'll be home and satisfied

I have drifted up across the mountain
And I have stumbled down the other side
And I've been tempted, tried and troubled
Come early morning I'll be home and satisfied


Chords & Lyrics

 

Come Early Morning Tips

I'm playing this one with a capo up on the 4th fret and I have Drop D tuning applied to that top E sting, which for those who don't know, is the E string tuned down to the D note. This allows a fuller sounding D chord because you can play all six strings. It does change the formation of the G chord which is the starting chord by having to play the two top strings on the 5th fret.

There are only three chords in this one and they are the G, C and D chords. If you listen closely you can hear the bass note strumming in this one on that G chord as I play the open D bass note in the rhythm, which also comes in handy using the Drop D technique. And it also allows for some nice deep bass runs between the G to the D and the D back to the G.

Rhythm in this one is pretty standard with a root down up bass up down up where the root is the note of the chord you're on and the bass is the note a bass player would play.

For the lead break as in most old country numbers you can get away with playing the melody of the song. The full lesson video tutorial covers how to play that in this song. This is one of those country songs that's easy to sing along with and has that nice up tempo feel good vibe to it. One of my personal favorites from Don Williams. 


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