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Thread #135877   Message #3100689
Posted By: Chris in Portland
22-Feb-11 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Life is like a mountain railway
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Life is like a mountain railway
Right - I forgot the variation.

Being of Welsh heritage, I do Miner's Life too, but being based on Calon Lan, the first notes in key of G would be D D G B / G A B A G
(A miner's life / is like a sailor's).

However, the US/Cash version starts B B B G (Life is like a)/
A B A G (a mountain railway)- the "high lonesome" folk sound.
I hear a pause, then Earl gos to D7 on the word "a."

So I still think the D7 works with the US version, but not so much with the Welsh one. Does this help?

Thanks, Chris

ps we'll be singing Calon Lan for St. David's Day here in Portland!