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Thread #28185   Message #365030
Posted By: Suffet
29-Dec-00 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Chords Req/Add: Southcoast / South Coast^^
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Southcoast ^^
Success at last!

I started with Allan C.'s chords cited above, but they sounded a bit off. Then I realized that when I sing the song in Am 3/4 time, the melody goes from an a note (5th string open on standard guitar) up to a c (5th string 3rd fret) for a half note before hitting a d (4th string open) for a quarter note. This c-d measure is the one with which Allan shows the switch to a Dm chord. What I did was add a c to the bass (5th string 3rd fret) so the chord is actually a Dm7 or an F6, depending on how you wish to look at it.

The other place where Allan's chording needed refinement was in those measures near the end which he shows as a G chord. Try instead an E7 with the following bass run ending on the switch back to Am. Start on the 4th string 2nd fret, go up one fret, and the rest is all descendig: e - f - e - d - c - b - a.

Put it all together, and here's what you get:

3/4 time

The |Am South Coast is |F6 wild and |Am lonely, | You |

F might win a |G game at |Am Jolon. | But the |

lion still |F rules the bar- |Am -ranca, | And a |

E7 man there is | always a- | Am -lone. | |