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Thread #40743   Message #585269
Posted By: GUEST,Steven G.
03-Nov-01 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: Chords ADD: Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mary Ellen Carter
Hello, Breezy

I know, 45 Years is my favorite as well. I first heard it when I first got my first tape of Stan Rogers called "Stan Rogers - Home to Halifax", it was great a song. I tried to sing 45 Years as Stan sung it, but I really don't have a great baritone voice as Stan has. So I wrote to Stan's Best Friend, Paul Mills and he gave a suggestion of singing the song in the key of C, and I figured out that the capo should be on the 2nd fret on the guitar, and it works.

But basically nearly every song from Stan Rogers, I play them with the capo on the 2nd frets higher. He certainly was a amazing songwriter.

Anyway, got to go.

Steven G.