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Thread #134012   Message #3045162
Posted By: ClaireBear
02-Dec-10 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Born in Bethlehem
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Born in Bethlehem
Is this the Gaither one? I've given it a listen on YouTube, and it's a totally straightforward sequence: 4 counts of tonic, 4 counts of subdominant, 4 counts of dominant, another four counts of tonic. In other words, for each verse:

D D D D A A A A
G G G G D D D D
D D D D A A A A
G G G G D D D D

or, in another key,

G G G G C C C C
D D D D G G G G
G G G G C C C C
D D D D G G G G

or even

A A A A D D D D
E E E E A A A A
A A A A D D D D
E E E E A A A A

Mid you, I don't know the song. I found it on YouTube. The version I listened to for reference (which was this one) changed keys a couple of times. I don't have anything here to help me determine which key is which, but you would get the same intervals, at least, by starting with the first set of chords I gave, then going to the second, then the third. So start in one key, count down 5 letters and start the same sequence there, then go up one whole note and start the same sequence there.   

Here are the same chords on one more key, just to be thorough:

C C C C F F F F
G G G G C C C C
C C C C F F F F
G G G G C C C C

Cheers,
C