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Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath

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KERRY RECRUIT
MRS. MCGRATH
MY SON JOHN


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kendall 24 Dec 99 - 12:45 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 Dec 99 - 07:49 PM
McGrath of Harlow 23 Dec 99 - 06:16 PM
kendall 23 Dec 99 - 03:45 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 Dec 99 - 02:52 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 23 Dec 99 - 02:44 PM
kendall 23 Dec 99 - 09:18 AM
alison 23 Dec 99 - 07:16 AM
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Joe Offer 23 Dec 99 - 03:38 AM
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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: kendall
Date: 24 Dec 99 - 12:45 PM

I'm not about to touch that line...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 07:49 PM

with my voice, any song benefits with an instrument playing along...and an instrument playing the harmony is a great aid to finding the tune for those of us who are somewhat challenged when it comes to reading music (oh, I know, folk music isn't written down, it's orally transmitted).

--seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 06:16 PM

Some songs don't benefit from having instruments playing along, and this is one of them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 03:45 PM

who was it who said "Hell, there aint no notes on a banjo, you just play it." ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 02:52 PM

oops, again. It should have read "the hand movement (in double C tuning on the banjo capo at the second fret) down from the 2nd position D...because, of course, such a banjo is tuned to double D not double C babblebabblebabble.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 02:44 PM

Oh, lord. I see I forgot to replace the apostrophe and quotation marks when I uploaded this from Claris Works: for some reason HTML reads CW quotes and apostrophes as

apostrophe: 1
open quote: 2
close quote: 3

as for the chorus chords, I find Bmin works just as well as G: it doesn't change the overall sound all that much, and--when playing accompaniment, I'm as apt to play the Bminor, but in a break, the hand movement (in double C tuning on the banjo) down from the 2nd position C is a bit smoother to G than to Bminor.

--seed


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: kendall
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 09:18 AM

In the key of D, in the chorus, F#m and Bm works for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: alison
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 07:16 AM

slightly different Em in the chorus instead of the G's on the 2nd and 4th lines.....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mrs. McGrath
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 03:44 AM

Ya beat me here, Joe: but I got 'em linked to the verse and chorus, I play it in D, and I use IV instead of VIminor in the chorus.

Mrs. McGrath
    D                             A
"Missus McGrath," the sergeant said,
D A
"Would you like to make a soldier out of your son, Ted,
D A7 D A
With a scarlet coat and a high cocked hat,
D A D
Now, Missus McGrath, wouldn't you like that?"

G D
With yer too-rye-ay, fol the diddle-ay,
A D
With yer too-rye-oo-rye-oo-rye-ay,
G D
With yer too-rye-ay, fol the diddle-ay,
A D
With yer too-rye-oo-rye-oo-rye-ay.


If this comes out right, this is the way I play it.

--seed


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Subject: Chords Add: MRS. MCGRATH
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 03:38 AM

Well, the lyrics are here (click) so I won't post 'em. For chords, try this:

G - - D / G - - D / G C G D / G D G D //
//: GEm G - / Em D G - ://

These chords are what I found in the Rise Up Singing songbook.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Mrs. McGrath
From: tradsteve
Date: 23 Dec 99 - 03:11 AM

Does anybody have a chord arrangement worked out for "Mrs. McGrath"? I'd be most appreciative.


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