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Chord Req: Life (Tom Paxton)

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Subject: Chord Req: Life (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 04:40 AM

A song with powerful strumming patterns but I failed to work out the chords to it. It's from Tom's album "Up & Up" (acoustic version). Can anyone help? Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Life (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 08:09 AM

Video of Tom playing the song

It's actually first released on "Something in My Life" in 1975, quite an obscure Tom Paxton album with very "folk-rocky" arrangements. My copy of the LP is a Japan release. It didn't came out on CD so far.

John Denver covered "Bet on the Blues" in 1977 and again in 1995. My favorite song from that album is "Oh, Doctor, Doctor", a song about how a man suffering from terminal illness longs for euthanasia.

Jason


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Subject: Lyr Add: LIFE (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 08:14 AM

Life

(Tom Paxton)

       Life - May yours be long and loving
       Peace - May you enjoy its blessing
       Joy - May it be yours to savour
       Love - May it be yours forever

May the sound of children be your music
May your blessings be the ones you earn
May your days be filled with sun
May you deeply love someone
May that someone love you in return

May your only sorrows be the small ones
May they leave you stronger when they go
May the love of friends be yours
May you live with open doors
May you feel the love within you grow

May your smallest moment be a full one
May your life be all that it can be
May you come to love yourself
And hold that love above yourself -
And hold that love for all the world to see


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Life (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 09:37 AM

Looks like four chords.

G, F, C, and maybe a D.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Life (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 01 Nov 14 - 10:14 AM

The song's in E, so it's basically E, D, A, B7.


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Subject: Chords Add: Life (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 02 Nov 14 - 10:15 AM

Life
(Tom Paxton)

E       D A B7 E       D A B7 E

                A                E       (D A B7 E)
May the sound of children be your music.
                   A               E       (D A B7 E)
May your blessings be the ones you earn.
                A          E                   A       E
May your days be filled with sun; may you deeply love someone.
                B7            E       D A
May that someone love you in return.


B7 E                   A
And life - May yours be long and loving.
E                A       B7
Peace - May you enjoy its blessing.
E               A
Joy - May it be yours to savor.
E                B7       E       D A B7 E       D A B7 E
Love - May it be yours forever.

I can't guarantee it's 100% accurate.

In the video above, Tom plays a quick D-A-B7-E after each line; in album "Up & Up" he does not.

Jason


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