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Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears

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Subject: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: AnneMC
Date: 18 Aug 10 - 06:07 AM

Can anyone suggest what the chords might be for this tune?

Follow my tears
(Eddie Reader and Boo Hewerdine)

I was born in the shadow of the factory I'd be working
For me and my brother, there was nowhere else to go
I married a local boy in 1947
His hands were rough but his eyes were kind
And I knew our love would grow

From my eyes to the river
From the river to the sea
From the sea to the drkening clouds
From the sky back down to me
Follow my tears....

We sailed for New Zealand, I was carrying our second daughter
And there on the dockside, I never knew they were last goodbyes
The first time I saw Wellington my heart would not stop racing
We had come halfway round the world to start our new lives

Now John was an engineer, he worked until the day he died
He left me wanting nothing, for thirty years this was our home
I am by myself now, the children call me now and then
His hands were rough but his eyes were kind
And I knew our love would grow

From my eyes to the river
From the river to the sea
From the sea to the drkening clouds
From the sky back down to me
Follow my tears....
Follow my tears


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: AnneMC
Date: 23 Sep 10 - 11:53 PM

Still looking!
Help appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 03:26 PM

Will post chords later today.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 07:02 PM

Dead easy three-chorder. The recorded version (from Angels and Electricity, a lovely album) uses B, E and F#. Slap a capo on the second fret and play it like this:


      A          D             E             A
I was born in the shadow of the factory I'd be working

    A         D                  E               A
For me and my brother, there was nowhere else to go

A         D            E             A
I married a local boy in nineteen forty-seven

    A                        D
His hands were rough but his eyes were kind

      E                   A
And I knew our love would grow


       A          D
From my eyes to the river

         E            A
From the river to the sea

         A          D
From the sea to the darkening clouds

         E                A
From the sky back down to me
Follow my tears....


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 01:48 PM

Anne?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: AnneMC
Date: 27 Sep 10 - 04:01 AM

Michael

Thanks so much! very much appreciated.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: GUEST,Mic
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 11:31 AM

can any one help with tabs/chords for Eddi reader's version of Ae Fond Kiss?


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Subject: RE: Ae Fond Kiss - chords
From: michaelr
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 05:22 PM

It's best to start a new thread for a different song - but here goes:

Intro: A   A/G#   F#m   D

A          A/G#      F#m
Ae fond kiss and then we sever

D                   A
Ae fareweel, alas, forever

D                              F#m
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee

A                         E                      A
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 05:59 PM

I play it a bit differently


A       C#m      D       F#m
Ae fond kiss and then we sever

D    Bm      E       A
Ae fareweel, alas, forever

Bm      D          F#m       D
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee

A       C#m       D            E   A
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee


Always liked the Transatlantic Session with Karen Matheson and Paul Brady which goes down a tone in the third verse and then back up


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: michaelr
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 06:11 PM

That's a bit more complex, but pretty. There are a number of chord progressions that could fit the melody. I posted the Eddi Reader version because that's what was requested.

I don't find the song on my Transatlantic Sessions DVDs?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: GUEST,Mic
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 06:58 PM

Thanks so much, had been looking across the web with no luck, and stumbled on this cheery place! I've been asked to play this to accompany someone at a Burn's supper, and was frankly terrified after listening to youtube videos! The song is lovely, hope I do it justice.

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: Nick
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 07:37 PM

Transatlantic Sessions II - which was where I worked out the above version from.

Ae Fond Kiss - Karen Matheson

I love it when it goes back up a tone and they sing together - it always makes me smile


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: michaelr
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 07:54 PM

Ah, that explains it - series II hasn't made it to DVD for some reason.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Eddi Reader- Follow My Tears
From: Nick
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 12:42 PM

Luckily I have one :)


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