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Chord Req: Pretty Polly by Davy Graham

GUEST 01 Jul 13 - 05:05 PM
Phil Cooper 02 Jul 13 - 12:29 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Pretty Polly by Davy Graham
Date: 01 Jul 13 - 05:05 PM

Hi Folks,

There has been some discussion about the lyrics already but I would love some help to play this beautiful tune.
Especially Davy Grahams version haunts my heart and ears every time I hear it.

It sounds to me it could be in DADGAD tuning (;also because many claim Davy invented this particular tuning.
If any one can get me some tips/info/advice/ help on how to play it that would be much appreciated.

Pretty Polly by Davy Graham

Thanks so ever much

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pretty Polly by Davy Graham
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 02 Jul 13 - 12:29 AM

I played the youtube clip and agree it's probably played in DADGAD tuning. I Haven't tried figuring out chords, as I have just heard the arrangement. I think what he's doing is playing the melody on the middle strings, mostly D and G with some exceptions. The rest is playing the higher and lower string to fill out the melody. I'd try fingering the G at the second fret for a lot of the D chord work. I think he shifts to an chord, and for that I'd finger the middle and high D strings and play the A string with the thumb. I may be off base, but start off there.

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