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Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)

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Subject: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Branwen23
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 03:59 PM

Looking for chords to Dougie MacLean's "Ready for the Storm"... (Lyrics are in a previous thread if anyone need them)

-Branwen-


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Branwen, it would have been better to post your question on the previous thread and keep all the information about the song together, so it's easier to find. No big deal, but try to remember next time that it's better to refresh old threads and add to them if there's an existing thread on a song.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:00 PM

I got 'em Bran...let me get them...

--Mbo


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (D MacLean)
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:07 PM

This is how I play it:

.....Bm
The waves crash in and the tide tide pulls out
.........A
it's an angry sea but there is no doubt
...........G
that the lighthouse will keep shining out
....F#m
to warn the lonely sailor
..........Bm
and the lightning strikes and the wind cuts cold
...............A
through the sailor's bones, through the sailor's soul
...............G
till there's nothing left that he can hold
..F#m
except the rolling ocean

....Bm.....G.............A
but I am ready for the storm, yes sir, ready
Bm.....G..............A.........A.............Bm
I am ready for the storm, I'm ready for the storm

Etc.

Oh give me mercy for my dreams
cause every confrontation seems
to tell me what it really means
to be this lonely sailor
but when the sky begins to clear
and the sun it melts away my fear
I'll cry a silent weary tear
for those that need to love me

CHORUS

The distance it is no real friend
and time will take its time and
you will find that in the end
it brings you me, the lonely sailor
and when you take me by your side
you love me warm, you love me and
I should have realized
I had no reason to be frightened

CHORUS
CHORUS


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Branwen23
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:08 PM

Thanks, Mbo!

Is this the same key as MacLean's?

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Marion
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:09 PM

I worked some chords out by ear, and they sound okay to me:

Verse:

Em - C - Am - B7 - (do progression twice)

Chorus:

Em Am B7 -
Em Am B7 - Em

I like to capo up two frets. The timing is 4/4. Great song, isn't it? While we're on Dougie Maclean, does anyone have chords to his "Solid Ground"? I'll start another thread asking this too.

Marion


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Branwen23
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the chords, Marion... I'll try both versions... I don't think I'll be able to convince my guitar player to use a capo, though... He's classically trained, has a music degree, and is super snobby about it, absolutely REFUSES to use a capo, says it's beneath him. He'll just have to transpose it by ear...

Thanks again.

-Branwen-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Marion
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:15 PM

My, this thread has been moving quickly. Two possible arrangements within ten minutes of asking the question.

Mbo, slight lyric correction: I believe Dougie actually sings "...I had no reasons to be frightened." It's funny English to my ear (maybe it's a Scottish thing?) but I like it.

And I love the expression "those who need to love me."

Marion


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Branwen23
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:18 PM

I always thought he was singing "those that mean to love me"... oh, well...


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Bagpuss
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 04:35 PM

I play it in Em too - pretty similar, in the verses either Em D C, or Em C Am (depends on which I feel like doing)

And wherever there is a B7 in the version above, I do D followed by Bm.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Mbo
Date: 19 Jul 00 - 07:40 PM

I like playing it in B minor. I'm not sure it's the same key Dougie does it (don't hit me) I don't have Dougie's version, but his songs "She Will Find Me" and "The Nhairi Bhan" he does is B minor, and I sing 'em that way. There's just something about Dougie & B minor. As for the lyrics, I just quickly cut & pasted them off the Dougie lyrics site. Oh, you're welcome, BTW.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Robin2
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 10:15 PM

OOOh, thanks,

I tried the chord progression in Bm, and love it! So very haunting...

Thanks!

Robin


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (D MacLean)
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 11:35 AM

Hmm . . .

I'm definitely gonna try the progressions above. What I'm posting below is progression I use and I'm 99% sure I originally copied it from a Dougie MacLean songbook.

READY FOR THE STORM
Dougie MacLean
(Dougie tunes his guitar C G C G C D#, capo at 5th fret)

(Em)O the waves crash in and the tide pulls out
(Em7)It's an angry sea but there is no doubt
(Em6)That the lighthouse will keep shining out
(Em7)To warn the lonely sailor

And the lightning strikes and the wind cuts cold
Through the sailor's bones to the sailor's soul
Till there's nothing left that he can hold
Except the rolling ocean

chorus:
(Em)But I am ready for the (B7)storm, yes sir ready
(Em)I am (C)ready for the (B7)storm, ready for the (Em)storm

Give me mercy for my dreams for every confrontation seems
To tell me what it means to be this lonely sailor
But when the sky begins to clear and the sun it melts away my fear
I'll cry a silent weary tear for those that need to love me

But distance it no is no real friend and time it takes its time
But you will find that in the end it brings you me, the lonely sailor
But when you take me by your side you love me warm, you love me
And I should have realized I had no reasons to be frightened


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Subject: Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (Dougie MacLean)
From: Stewart
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 09:21 PM

Here are the chords from Dougie's Songbook (1994)

Em)O the waves crash in and the tide pulls out
It's an (D9)angry sea but there is no doubt
That the (C)lighthouse will keep shining out
To warn (D)the lonely sailor

And the (Em)lightning strikes and the wind cuts cold
Through the (D9)sailor's bones to the sailor's soul
Till there's (C)nothing left that he can hold
Except (D)the rolling ocean

chorus:
But (Em)I am ready for the (B7)storm, (Bm) yes sir ready
Em)I am (C)ready for the storm,(Bm) I'm ready for the storm(Em)

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (from Mattea)
From: alinact
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 03:10 PM

Why not - here's a Kathy Mattea version.

Allan

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: 7/6/97; 4:38:39 PM
From: Arnoldkg@aol.com
Subject: Ready for the Storm - Kathy Mattea

Ready for the Storm
Performed by Kathy Mattea on "Time Passes By" in the key of Dm
Written by Dougie MacLean

Capo 5

Introduction: 3 times
---------------------------------
--3--1--0--1--0------------------
-----------------2--0--------0--2
-----------------------0--2------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

1 time
------------------------
--1--0------------------
--------2--0--------0--2
--------------0--2------
------------------------
------------------------
Am
Oh, the waves crash in and the tide pulls out
G
It's an angry sea but there is no doubt
F
That the lighthouse will keep shinin' out
G
To warn the lonely sailor
Am
The lightnin' strikes and the wind cuts cold
G
Through the sailor's bones to the sailor's soul
F
Till there's nothing left that he can hold
G
Except the rolling ocean

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm

3 times
---------------------------------
--3--1--0--1--0------------------
-----------------2--0--------0--2
-----------------------0--2------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

1 time
------------------------
--1--0------------------
--------2--0--------0--2
--------------0--2------
------------------------
------------------------

Am
Oh, give me mercy for my dreams
G
'Cause every confrontation seems
F
To tell me what it really means
G
To be this lonely sailor
Am
And when you take me by your side
G
You love me warm, you love me
F
And I should have realized
G
I had no reasons to be frightened

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm

Am G F G Am G F G (lead played over these chords)
Am
The distance it is no real friend
G
And time will take its time
F
And you will find that in the end
G
It brings you me, the lonely sailor
Am
And when the sky begins to clear
G
The sun it melts away my fear
F
I'll cry a silent weary tear
G
For those that need to love me.

Am F Em
But I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G
Yes Sir, ready
Am F Em
I am ready for the storm
G Am
I'm ready for the storm


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 06:29 PM

Just watched Kathy Mattea sing this on You Tube. Clearly she is in some alternate tuning. I suspect Jeremiah Mc Caw above is about on the right track. My problem is I am lazy, I don't read music. I need to know the chord shapes she is using and the chord they represent. I suspect alinact above has the right idea chord-wise. I have tried googling for chords for Ready for the Storm, but no one seems to be addressing the obvious open tuning. Can anyone out there help me?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Pig William
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 04:16 PM

You can find TAB for this and many other songs through Dougie's own website. You need to register for the forum at www.weeguitar.com to get the TAB. It's shown as in CGCGCD# (which I guess is really CGCGCEb ie Cminor tuning).

Cheers,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 11:02 AM

Mark,

Thanks for the lead. I got just what I wanted.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm
From: Mr Happy
Date: 24 Jul 08 - 11:06 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jNAzkEioI_s


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Subject: Lyr/Chords: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
From: Genie
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 05:31 PM

FWIW, in both the Dougie MacLean solo version that Mr Happy just gave the link for and the Kathy Mattea recording with Dougie joining her on the chorus the 2nd halves of the 2nd and 3rd verses are juxtaposed (as in the "Kathy Mattea version" that alinact posted).

The lyrics work just as well either way.    I'm just wondering if either one is considered the "preferred" version.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 05:35 PM

I don't think I'll be able to convince my guitar player to use a capo, though... He's classically trained, has a music degree, and is super snobby about it, absolutely REFUSES to use a capo, c.

Aren't some people strange? Segovia used a capo when he felt like it, but this bloke "says it's beneath him".


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
From: Genie
Date: 20 Aug 10 - 12:50 AM

Segovia wasn't/isn't the only such top-notch musician to 'stoop' to using a capo PRN either.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,George from Hamilton
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 08:25 PM

Ready For The Storm is played in open C minor Tuning capoed at the 5th fret.I have the tab.If anyone wants it, contact me at gbm1@talktalk.net and I will send it.


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