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Tune/Chords Req: Geordie


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Subject: RE: Chords/Music for 'Geordie'
Date: 21 May 09 - 12:03 AM

In a conversation with Maddy Prior 4 years ago, she mentioned that the tune used by Joan Baez is 1) an irish tune & 2) from the early 19th century. In her opinion the proper tune for Geordie is the one recorded on her Silly Sisters album with June Tabor. Certain it is that the Burns lyrics go far better with that tune than with the later Irish 'walk out' tune of Baez.

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Subject: RE: Chords/Music for
From: Valery
Date: 13 Mar 97 - 07:03 PM

Thanks, Bill! I'm printing out your very helpful chord notations right now!

My fiance will be very happy to see this.

We appreciate you taking the time to look this up. Can we help you with anything? Let me know. Email address is



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Subject: RE: Chords/Music for
From: Bill
Date: 13 Mar 97 - 12:47 AM


According to the Joan Baez songbook from 1964, Joan plays in Em with a capo at the first fret to sing in Fm.

As [Em] I walked [D] out over [C] London [Em or G] Bridge [Em]

One misty [Em or G] morning [D] early,

[Em] I over- [Em or G] heard a [D] fair pretty [Bm] maid

[C] Was la- [G] menting [B7] for her [Em] Geordie.

Hope it helps.

Allinkausay, Bill

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Subject: RE: Chords/Music for
From: Valery Malin
Date: 12 Mar 97 - 07:09 PM

Thanks, Barry. We have Joan Baez's old version, & my fiance really loves the song. I saw the lyrics in DT, but was hoping to find music on the Web. So much easier than going to the music stores! As musicians, we spend enough time (and money) there anyway.

Will try to find the Silly Sisters version.

Thanks for your help and suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Chords/Music for
From: Barry Finn
Date: 12 Mar 97 - 11:27 AM

Search in the DT you'll find Geordie 1,2 & 3. #3 Burns's version I believe is the older, and in my opion the nicest. I don't know cords but the Silly Sisters sing this version on one of their LPs.

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Subject: Chords/Music for
From: Valery Malin
Date: 11 Mar 97 - 11:26 PM

Looking for chords or sheet music for "Geordie". Where is a good resource on the Internet for downloadable sheet music for folk songs?


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