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Thread #45014   Message #663963
Posted By: Margaret V
06-Mar-02 - 11:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords ADD: The Month of January
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: month of january
I don't know what melody June Tabor uses; I learned it from Dolores Keane, and I think I've screwed around with the words a bit. I like to play it with the low E tuned down to D. The chords I use are basically D, G, and C, except I keep my ring finger on the third fret of the B string the whole time in order to have a nice high ringing D note, and I play the high G with my pinky on the third fret of the high E string pretty often when playing the C chord (and of course when playing the G chord). So, awkwardly rendered, it's as follows:
(D)It was in (G)the (D)month of Janu- (G)ary, all (C)in the (G)frost and (D)snow; when (C)through (G)the (D)hills and (C)va- (G)all- (D)eys a-wandering I did (G)go; It was (C)there (G)I (D)spied a (C)pretty (G) fair (D)maid with a salt tear in her (G)eye; she (D)held (G)a (D)baby in her (G)arms and (C)bitterly (G)she did (D)cry.
Apologies for the primitive nature of the explanation, hope it is intelligible enough to be of some use. Margaret