Why thanks!

This is an interesting one – there are two ways to play this – one in open tuning and one in normal tuning.

I’ll start with the open tuning I use

It’s open D, except I tune to Eb instead.
The guitar has about the same string tension as standard tuning. Open D has less overall tension as four of the strings go down, and Open E has more tension with 3 strings going up. In Open Eb three go down, two go up and the G stays the same.
Also, playing live I can play anything that I recorded in E or D or Eb in Eb which means less capos. A semitone doesn’t matter much at a concert.

So, the tuning, starting with the low string is – Eb, Bb, Eb, G, Bb, Eb

I didn’t know that you cared was one of the first songs I wrote using this tuning.

There are a lot of slides, but they are all from the F# min to the Ab min, some resolve on the F# min chord, some on the E.

For the sake of simplicity I’ll do the chart in Open E, so that you can play along with the record for a guide. If you want, later to tune a guitar to Eb, either put a capo on the first fret, or just play it, as I now do, a semitone down.

Intro and Playout
F# min – F# min – E

F# min – F# min – E
F# min – F# min / F# 7

Chorus 1
E – F# min – C# min – A (repeat 1 extra time around for 3rd Chorus)

Tag, as Intro

Chorus 2
E – F# min – C# min – A
E – F# min – C# min (one bar less) leads into the Bridge

Ab min – A – Ab min – F# min
Ab min – A – B – B – A – A

B with A bass / A – C# min – F# min – E

End of playout the guitar plays a D over the E bass.

There are so many different inversions of these chords that I use, depending upon how I’m feeling, if I’m solo, duo, or with a band, that I’ve just listed as many as I can remember on the sheet. I actually go up the neck for a few chords so note that some of the diagrams are at the 5th, or 9th frets, let all the unfingered strings ring, even for the high C# minor.

Have fun!