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Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues

GUEST 26 Apr 08 - 01:43 AM
Jim Dixon 14 May 08 - 10:59 PM
GUEST 12 Feb 09 - 08:32 AM
GUEST,Rusty 05 Oct 09 - 06:45 AM
GUEST,The wrong John Williams 07 Sep 11 - 09:11 AM
GUEST,Scott 28 Jun 13 - 03:39 PM
GUEST 28 Jun 13 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,Ed 29 Mar 14 - 06:22 PM
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Subject: False Hearted Lover Blues chords/tab?
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 01:43 AM

Anyone know the chords or tab to False Hearted Lover Blues off of Levon Helm's "Dirt Farmer" and done by Dock Boggs?

Thanks for the help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FALSE HEARTED LOVER'S BLUES (Dock Boggs)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 May 08 - 10:59 PM

FALSE-HEARTED LOVER'S BLUES
As sung by Dock Boggs on "Early Country Stars"[1]

1. False hearts have been my downfall; pretty women have been my crave.
I'm sure my false-hearted lover will drive me to my lonesome grave.

2. They'll bite the hand that feeds them, spend all the money you can save,
From your heartstrings weave silk garters, [and] build a doghouse on your grave.

3. When my earthly stay is over, sink my dead body in the sea.
Just tell my false-hearted lover that the whales will fuss[2] over me.

4. Ragged clothes [are] dropping from my body; the wolf howls around my door.
The man who won my darling girl [will] feel the bite of my forty-four.

5. Corn whiskey has wrecked my body; a false-hearted lover is a ban[3] on my mind.
I've roamed the whole world over; pleasure on earth I cannot find.

[Repeat 3]

6. If I meet my darling girl again, I'll tell her all about my troubles.
Give her the false-hearted lover blues, and leave her standin' on the pillows.[4]

7. All men take this timely warning; it is both for young and old:
Don't try to buy a woman's love with the last dollar of your gold.

8. Take warning, you fair young ladies: if your love and honor you have sold,
The men will have no use for you when your dark hair turns to gold.

[Repeat 3]

- - -
1. Ralph Stanley also sings this on his album "Ralph Stanley" (2002), and Levon Helm sings it on "Dirt Farmer" (2007). On both their albums, the song is called "traditional."

2. Stanley and Helm sing "watch."

3. Sic. Maybe he means "bane"?

4. Sic. Stanley and Helm sing "stranded in the shallows."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 08:32 AM

I think for Helm's version is
Capo 2nd fret:
Em    -    B7 (or B - I use B7 for more bluesy sound)
(x4) all the verses
(x3) third, sixth and eighth verse
In the last rhyme of the third, sixth and eighth verse we got
Em - G - A - B7 - D - B7 - Em

Sorry I type it this way but I think you'll understand


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST,Rusty
Date: 05 Oct 09 - 06:45 AM

This song is using
DADGAD tuning, Capo on 4th fret.
Try that , it will all make sense.
Russ


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST,The wrong John Williams
Date: 07 Sep 11 - 09:11 AM

Anyone looking for the way Levon Helm plays this song should follow Rusty's advice (posted 05 Oct 09). I've never played anything in DADGAD before, but have just spent an enjoyable half hour picking out the riff. Many thanks Russ!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 03:39 PM

In DADGAD, what are the chord progressions? Thanks, Scott


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jun 13 - 03:55 PM

Same as in any other tuning.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: False Hearted Lover's Blues
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 29 Mar 14 - 06:22 PM

This blog was really useful.
Here's a chord chart for this interesting tuning:
http://dartz.spb.ru/studio/dadgad/res/dadgad.pdf

The guidance above for how to capo 4 and pick out the licks to Levon's version of False Hearted Lover Blues is SPOT ON! I agree with the earlier poster that it is quite fun to pick out the licks, once Russ got me in the neighborhood! (Like so many licks, it's fairly straightforward if you know where to start... damned near impossible otherwise!)

Thanks folks.
ed


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