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Thread #156777   Message #3696334
Posted By: Jason Xion Wang
24-Mar-15 - 05:54 AM
Thread Name: Odd chord progression in Tom Paxton song
Subject: Chords Add: Boy in Ohio (Phil Ochs)
It seems that Phil Ochs likes using bIII, bVI and bVII chords a lot. Here's another example:

G                C      G
Creek was running by the road,
And the Buckeye sun was a-shinin'.
   G                C          G
I rode my bike down Alum Creek Drive
    Em             Am
When I was a boy in Ohio.
G                   C         G
The English teacher, he didn't care.
He challenged us to checkers.
    Bb                         D7
And once in a while we'd swap a joke
When I was a boy in Ohio.