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Chords: Blues from an Airplane(Jefferson Airplane)

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GUEST,The Dud 31 Aug 07 - 12:29 AM
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GUEST,Duane 12 Oct 07 - 03:49 PM
Peace 12 Oct 07 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Brazilian dude 12 Apr 15 - 03:11 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Blues from an Airplane
From: GUEST,The Dud
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 12:29 AM

Hello all, would anybody have chords for this Jefferson Airplane tune? Can't seem to find it anywhere. Any input would be very much appreciated. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chords: Blues from an Airplane(Jefferson Airplane)
From: M.Ted
Date: 31 Aug 07 - 11:33 AM

I haven't got time now to plot it all out, but it starts out on A minor and bouncing to a C--then goes up to D and back to C, descending on the low C note to A--the "fanfare"(also feels a bit like the Smoke on the Water vamp) is A to C to D to C to D etc...the "Come, Make me happy" starts C to Em to C to D and bounces on the fanfare--

Key thing to remember is not to let all the rolling bass and twangy guitar bits fool you into thinking it is more complex than it is--basically, anything fancy is either the Bojangles/Friend of the Devil C chord descending notewise, or the A-C-D-C-D business--

Sorry I didn't have time to lay it all out, but you ought to be able to patch it together from this--it only sounds complicated--

Thanks for reminding me of this great song--and a great and mostly forgotten album--


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Subject: RE: Chords: Blues from an Airplane(Jefferson Airplane)
From: GUEST,Duane
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 03:49 PM

I've been playing this and the "Come, make me happen" etc sounds like C Em C D
    C D B
to me. Am I way off?
Duane


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Subject: RE: Chords: Blues from an Airplane(Jefferson Airplane)
From: Peace
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 04:07 PM

Artist: Jefferson Airplane
Album: The Essential
Year: 2005
Title: Blues From An Airplane   Print
Correct

(M. Balin/A. S. Spence)

Do you know how sad it is to be a man alone
I feel so solitary being in my home without you
I don't know what to do and
I don't know where you are
I can see my life is meant to fall apart some day
Just to be a simple man who sadly goes his way got no girl so
I got no world and
I got no words that I'll say
hey hey woman make me happy like I've never known before
say you have ever known no heart fore me anymore
something new, what's that sound around my heart
I feel something new,
I'm sure your love you've given must be real I know and
I'm sure of how I can be the man I feel,
I can be the man I feel


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Subject: RE: Chords: Blues from an Airplane(Jefferson Airplane)
From: GUEST,Brazilian dude
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 03:11 PM

I found this one at http://baxters.yolasite.com/blues-from-an-airplane.php

It seems pretty accurate to me.


blues from an airplane

jefferson airplane takes off, 1966

lyrics: marty balin, paul kantner

music: paul kantner

in a minor

lead guitar: solo in a minor

Em G Am

Em G   Am       C         B5    Am    G Am

Do you know, how sad it is to be a man alone.

Em G   Am C       B5   Am G Am

I feel so, solitary even in my home.

       Dm             C5   B5 A5

Without you, don't know what to do,

      C5    B5   A5    G5 A5

And I don't know where you go.

Em G Am      C                B5   Am    G   Am

I can see, my life is meant to fall apart someday.

Em   G Am    C          B5 Am    G       Am

Just to be, a simple man who sadly lost his way.

       Dm         C5 B5 A5

Got no girl, so I got no world,

      C5 B5 A5   G5      A5   C B5 Am G C B5 Am G

And I got no words left to say.

Am                      C             Em

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, come, make me happy,

       C             D

Like I never, known before.

Am                               C

Say, say, say, say, say, have you ever,

       Em         C          D    G Am

Known a heart, who needed you more.

Em G   Am   C                  B5    Am       G Am

Without you, what's that sound around my heart I feel.

Em G    Am       C       B5          Am    G       Am

Something new, I'm sure the love you've given must be real.

       Dm       C5 B5      A5

I know now, and I'm sure of how,

      C5 B5 A5 G5 A5

I can be the man I feel.

      C5 B5 A5 G5 A5

I can be the man I feel.


a special thanks to steve kelsey for the chords to this one.


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