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.