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Subject: Chord Req: The Gnome
From: GUEST,wheatman
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 04:55 AM

Any one got the chord progression for Miles Wilton's The Gnome? I can't get my head around it and I know it should be easy. thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 08:20 PM

Here's one version.


THE GNOME

C                   Am          D7          G
I'm sitting in the garden in my little Noddy suit

       C             Am             D7               G
With a sparrow on me fishing rod and frog spawn in my boot

       F                                 C            Am
Oh it's tiddling down with rain, I've got water on the brain,

         D7                               G    G7
But I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute.



C                        Am               D7                \G
The kids have knocked my nose off, and my boots are getting thin,

C                         Am                D7          G
And the way that they all treat me here, it really is a sin.

             F                      C                  Am
And there's a pigeon I can see, he's aiming straight for me,

       D7                   G             C    C7      
And the gardener strikes his matches on my shin.


      F                      G
Well, long ago I used to be a king upon a throne.

   F                         C
I met a wicked fairy and she turned me into stone.

    F                               C          Am       D7
And that is why I'm sitting in this garden all alone.

D7                        G       G7
It's not much fun being a gnome.

[And so on, and so forth.....]


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 08:25 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A13FuixaquU


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 11:16 PM

Wheatman, I think this song was written by Miles Wootton. See the crosslinked threads above for lyrics and background of the song.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: Bugsy
Date: 05 Aug 16 - 11:42 PM

Once you've mastered that, you'll find that the chord progression is very similar to "Ode to Mary Whitehouse"

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: GUEST,wheatman
Date: 07 Aug 16 - 01:31 AM

Thank you all for that.Yes Joe, I knew it was Miles Wooton but did not spot the text 'correction'.


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Subject: RE: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: Felipa
Date: 07 Aug 16 - 06:32 AM

someone should write a song about the gnome which was stolen (liberated?) from a garden and then the owner received picture postcards from the gnome on his travels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_gnome_prank

Gnome at Last http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1043552/Gnome-Stolen-garden-elf-returned-7-month-adventure-world.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/how-murphy-the-stolen-gnome-went-around-the-world-in-48-photographs-891505.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk4_s6nb0Z8 (interview with Murphy's "owner"
   Murphy (2008) wasnt the first travelling gnome, but is a famous one. other examples of stolen gnome in popular culture include the 2001 film Amelie and the travelocity ad campaign 2004: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0130/p14s01-lihc.html

etc

There must be a song! it could be a continuation of Miles' song as that explains why the gnome had to get away.

there is a music group called Stolen Gnomes


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: Felipa
Date: 07 Aug 16 - 06:50 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em4Yl8qIm9Q&feature=youtu.be

The Gnome (Pink Floyd)

I want to tell you a story
'Bout a little man if I can
A gnome named Grimble Gromble
And little gnomes stay in their homes
Eating, sleeping, drinking their wine

He wore a scarlet tunic
A blue-green hood, it looked quite good
He had a big adventure
Amidst the grass, fresh air at last
Wining, dining, biding his time...

And then one day
Hooray, another way for gnome to say
Ooh my...

Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?
Look at the sky, look at the river
Isn't it good?

Winding, finding places to go

And then one day
Hooray, another way for gnomes to say
Ooh my ooh my...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Gnome (Miles Wootton)
From: Felipa
Date: 07 Aug 16 - 06:55 AM

Hunting for Gnomes in the Gnome-mobile
http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Gnome-Mobile_(song)

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/bobdylan87.shtml

LIKE A ROAMING GNOME by Jared


In time long gone, you're on my lawn
But all of those folks had their jokes, didn't they?
People'd stare, say "Gnome is where? It's not out there"
I thought they were all kidding me
We used to laugh about
The lawn gnome that was sitting out
But now you're gone
Not on my lawn
And now I'm wondering what is the deal?

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be taken from home?
To locations unknown?
Like a roaming gnome?

You've been to the fine hotels, alright, Mr. Gnomely
But you know you've been photo'ed in it
But niobody has given me the name of the street
And I get absolutely no clues in the photos of it
I see those staring painted eyes
In that mystery place, and now I realize
Hre's not leaving clues to analyze
As he stares intot he vaccuum of your eyes
And asks you, "Do you want to make a deal?"

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be out all alone?
No way of getting home?
From locations unknown?
Like a roaming gnome?

I went and shopped around for flamingoes for the lawn and goofy porcelain clowns
Turned them all down cause they don't look quite like you
You never understood, cause you're plastic, or wood
Where did these other people end up taking you?
You used to hang with the sawhorse in my storage shed
And an old lawn gnome, shoulders sepearate from his head
Next to an old used sled
That really wasn't painted red
After he took from me the one gnome he could steal

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be out all alone?
No way of getting home?
From locations unknown?
Like a roaming gnome?

Under an old toy church steeple, with all the plastic people
They're not moving, losing you was strange
They were all kinds of precious gifts, these things
But now I'm talking to all these things, have I gone insane?
I used to be so confused
Now my mind has apparently been somewhat abused
The other guy's taken you, go with him, you can't refuse
When you lose lawn gnomes, you've got no more to lose
You're missing now, there's nothing left that's real

How does it feel?
How does it feel?
To be out all alone?
No way of getting home?
From locations unknown?
Like a roaming gnome?


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