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Thread #91520   Message #1741549
Posted By: GUEST
16-May-06 - 02:03 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Legal Illegal (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: ewan maccoll 'legal-illegal'
Charley Noble,

My name's Taylor. I'm 17 and I live about a half hour outside Seattle.

I got the song from a giant 'Broadside' compilation I got from the library. It's one of my top three favorites of all five discs. I don't really dig it for being though-provoking as I'm already a raging leftist, but I like political music I agree with. I like how the lyrics don't just go out and say "this is bad!" but rather say "this is 'good', this is 'bad'...what the fuck?" It's also a catchy tune. And unlike most political songs, it seems more likely to be able to change someone's mind on something (or at least get them thinking). Most politically-oriented songs have little potential to be taken seriously by the other side.

I would greatly appreciate you working it out for me. I have a really shitty ear. If you don't want to go through the trouble I'd still be happy if you'd just give me the first few chords and let me try to work it out on my own or whatever.