The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10233 Message #1056720
Posted By: GUEST
19-Nov-03 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Arthur McBride (from Paul Brady)
Subject: RE: Paul Brady \ Arthur McBride
Sorry to disagree but the Brady tunning is in open "G". I caught a guitar workshop with one of Brady's playing partners who told the story of how he'd given everyone who asked a false reply when asked which tunning to prevent duplication. He then proceeded to play the tune and was dead on even to the frills and licks Brady uses. I shortly after relearned it fairly quickly and now have no doubt the original version is in "G". Tabs that are posted on various sites are assumptions or opinions as to how the tune was played.