The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135877   Message #3100385
Posted By: Midchuck
22-Feb-11 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Life is like a mountain railway
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Life is like a mountain railway
"The Spiritual Railway to Heaven" (a/k/a "Life is Like a Mountain Railway") and "Miner's Lifeguard" have always had the same melody whenever I've heard them sung.

Plunking it out on guitar, in G, the first three notes ("Life is like.."),as I hear them, are b, d, b. Since d occurs in both the G and D chords, either one would work for that note. As indicated above, it would depend entirely on what notes your harmony singers wanted to sing.

I've always just stayed in the tonic.

Peter