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Sunny Came Home is a folk-rock song by American singer-songwriter and musician Shawn Colvin. The song was a huge commercial success, winning both Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year and was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The song tells the story of a woman, named Sunny, who burns down her house to escape her past. The lesson takes a look at how Shawn performs this song on stage, which she has been doing mostly by herself.

The arrangement features chords in open position, where the guitar is capoed on the second fret. The most important technique to work on is muting or damping the strings to give it a percussive sound, which should really stand out. A few strumming patterns are presented as well as some embellishments she uses throughout the song.