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Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty

GUEST,Michael 06 Feb 17 - 06:25 AM
Steve Gardham 06 Feb 17 - 09:48 AM
Steve Gardham 06 Feb 17 - 10:45 AM
GeoffLawes 06 Feb 17 - 11:38 AM
GUEST 06 Feb 17 - 12:40 PM
EBarnacle 06 Feb 17 - 02:11 PM
Steve Gardham 06 Feb 17 - 02:16 PM
Leadfingers 06 Feb 17 - 07:13 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 07 Feb 17 - 03:29 AM
Gibb Sahib 07 Feb 17 - 03:30 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 06:25 AM

Can anybody help me with supplying the guitar chords to this song...

The version I have listened to is by The Albion Band:

They say, old man, your horse will die
(And they say so, and we hope so)
They say, old man, your horse will die
(Oh poor old man)
And if he dies then we'll tan his hide
(And they say so, and we hope so)
Aye and if he dies then we'll tan his hide
(Oh poor old man)

Many thanks indeed! :)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 09:48 AM

Very likely all one chord!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 10:45 AM

Okay 2 then.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 11:38 AM

THIS MIGHT HELP?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 12:40 PM

Geoff, that's a different song!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 02:11 PM

Why do you want chords for an a capella piece?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 02:16 PM

Better title 'The Dead Horse shanty'. Quite, EB! 'Poor old Horse' is another song entirely.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Feb 17 - 07:13 PM

I am with Eb Barnacle - Shanties were never accompanied , always acapella . Maritime acconpanied songs were Forebitters


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 07 Feb 17 - 03:29 AM

Like a number of work shanties and forebitter shanties, Poor Old Man, (also known as Poor Old Horse or The Dead Horse Shanty), is apparently featured in Assassin's Creed games.
As Eb Barnacle points out work shanties were sung 'a cappella', and purists would never accompany them on any instrument.
I am not a purist however and do sing some with guitar accompaniment.
I include lyrics and chords on screen with all my videos where applicable, though apparently these only work on PCs, not on other devices such as iphones, tablets etc.
Here is a link to my version of Poor Old Man:
Poor Old Man (Including lyrics and chords)
and here is a link to the forebitter song Poor Old Horse
Poor Old Horse (Including lyrics and chords)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Poor Old Horse - Shanty
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 07 Feb 17 - 03:30 AM

GUEST,Michael,

The accompaniment here uses basically the harmonies of I and V chords, for example C and G chords if you're in the key of C, or D and A chords if you're in the key of D. It would be much faster just to figure out where those chords fall, by trial and error, than for me to attempt to specify in a post.

Sometimes, at the end of each verse, they throw in the IV chord as a surprise, i.e. an F chord (if you're in the key of C). And sometimes they even throw in an A minor chord at the end of each second solo line.

If you play in key of C, then your chords in the mix will therefore be C, G, F, and A minor. Play around with these 4 and you'll get it.

https://youtu.be/JNEgaXbQAGw


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