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Subject: Henry Martin Chords
From: Banjoman_CO
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:19 AM

I wonder if somebody could give me the chords to Henry Martin. I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Fred


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Subject: Chords Add: HENRY MARTIN
From: Shimbo
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 12:36 PM

Dm                           A          Dm
There were three brothers in merry Scotland
Gm A
In merry Scotland there were three
Dm Gm
And they did cast lots which of them should go, should go
A
should go
Dm F C Dm
And turn robber all on the salt sea.

(from "The Joan Baez Song Book")

Regards,
Shimbo
Line Breaks <br> added, and <pre> (before) and </pre> (after) to make the chord spacing right.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Henry Martin Chords
From: Banjoman_CO
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:51 PM

Shimbo: Thanks a lot for the chords. I was able to find some of them but was at a loss for some others. Thanks again.

Fred


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Subject: RE: Henry Martin Chords
From: Shimbo
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 09:06 AM

Sorry about how the message turned out. It was set out nicely when I did it, but didn't end up that way. I guess I need lessons on how to drive this editor.

Regards, Shimbo


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Subject: chord request: Henry Martin
From: Edmund Flynn (inactive)
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 09:28 AM

Somehow I just can't seem to find the chords that work for this song, which tells you that I'm not too sharp at this music thing (no pun intended :) ) Any help would be appreciated. Edmund


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Subject: RE: chord request: Henry Martin
From: GUEST,Mrrzy-at-work
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 12:04 PM

Check out the Joan Baez version, it's on one of her old Vanguard LPs. There was also a nice version done on TV once, as the background music to a gripping scene in Due South. Of all places. No idea where to get a hold of that, though.


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Subject: RE: chord request: Henry Martin
From: sophocleese
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 12:07 PM

Figgy Duff also did a neat version of it, but I'm afraid I don't have the chords for you.


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Subject: RE: chord request: Henry Martin
From: Llanfair
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 12:12 PM

I just fiddle about with Em and Am and rely on the vocals to make the song work. Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: chord request: Henry Martin
From: GUEST,Aldus
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 12:39 PM

If you can get hold of the Joan Baez song book, it has the chords to her version...basically Em and Am....


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Subject: Chords Add: HENRY MARTIN
From: Amos
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 01:42 PM

From memory, these might serve:

Am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~G1~~~~~~~Am
There were three brothers in Merry Scotland
Am~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~~~G~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E
In Scotland there were brothers three
Am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~C~~~~~~G~~~~F~~~E
And they did cast lots which of them should go, should go
Am~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Em~~~~~~~~~~~Am For to support his two brothers and he

No guarantees but its a starting point.

A


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Subject: Chords Add: HENRY MARTIN
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Apr 00 - 08:44 PM

There are a number of tunes for this song, but to my ear the oldest is the one with a funny partly chromatic run down in the middle, which makes the chord sequence a real bathmat. If you do it in, say, D minor it is possible to strike the D minor and let the chord fade while you sing the run down, but there are bits which are a bit dissonant.

We do it in G minor (D minor with the capo at the 5th fret) and in fact I use a short capo at the 5th over the A to top E strings and a full length one at the 3rd in effect giving me a drop-D tuning on unfretted chords. This means getting the thumb over the top in a couple of awkward places on some root chords, so I'll pretend for this posting that I use the capo right across. I'll also put the chords in D minor.

(Dm) There were three brothers in (F) mer- (C) ry (A) Scot- (Dm) land,

In (F) merry Scot- (Gm) land there were (A) three,

And (Dm) they did (A) cast (F) lots (G) which (Gm) of (Dm) them (Am) should (F) go, should (Gm) go, should (A) go,

(Dm) And turn (F) robber all (C) on the salt (Dm) sea.

And so to notes. The word in the first line with a C in the middle is "merry", and the next word is "Scotland". All root chords so far! In the second line, play the Gm as a barre at the third fret and not any of the silly inversions, then bring the A up as a barre at the fifth fret.

The third line is the hard one. Start with the A on "And" at the fifth fret, from the line before. The Dm is then an A minor shape still barred at the 5th. The F drops to a full barre (don't use thumb over, it makes the next change hard) at the first fret. Then slide that barre to the 3rd for the G, and lift one finger for the Gm. Then the Dm is down to root, and F Gm and A run up to the 5th position again. Then when the Dm at the beginning of the fourth line drops to the root (particularly with my trick capo-ing so the bottom D in it is sounding) it sounds like the crack of doom! Remaining three chords are root position.

It is a really eerie sequence done like this – and it took us hours and hours to find that run down. The notes in the run my trouble and strife got, and then I just tried every chord I knew with those notes in to get the run. If you had a cutaway electric guitar it should be possible to get the run to go down the top string but it involves a real swine of a change into and out of a barred C shape. I can't do it and keep the rhythm.


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Subject: Chords Add: HENRY MARTIN
From: Edmund Flynn (inactive)
Date: 15 Apr 00 - 12:11 AM

Richard! You blew me away! I will try your suggestions, but I am an old geezer with a classical guitar and don't think I could have managed those chords in my best of days.

Following Amos' input I have come up with the following, and would appreciate any suggestions.
  
Am E Am
There were three brothers in merry Scotland

Am Dm E7
In Scotland there lived brothers three

Am C (?) Am Dm
And they did cast lots which of them should go should go

E7
should go

C Dm Am
For to turn robber all on the salt sea


Do you think that that might work?

Thanks again .... Edmund


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