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Chords Req: Bonnie Light Horseman

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BONNIE LIGHT HORSEMAN (3)
BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN (4)
BROKEN HEARTED I WANDERED
THE BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN


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GUEST,orua 13 Aug 00 - 04:00 PM
GUEST,Barry Finn 13 Aug 00 - 04:06 PM
Margaret V 14 Aug 00 - 01:14 AM
Margaret V 14 Aug 00 - 01:24 AM
Jon Freeman 14 Aug 00 - 02:00 AM
GUEST,Orua 14 Aug 00 - 02:39 AM
Margaret V 14 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM
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Subject: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: GUEST,orua
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 04:00 PM

Anyone out there got access to the guitar chords to accompany the Bonnie Light Horseman as recorded by John Faulkner ??


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: GUEST,Barry Finn
Date: 13 Aug 00 - 04:06 PM

There are a few different versions in the DT of this with tunes search using BONLGHT or try Broken hearted I'll wander or Bonny light horseman.


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: Margaret V
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 01:14 AM

Orua, here's my interpretation. It's not authoritative at all, so play at your own risk! He does it in F, so I'll give you those chords, though I play it in a different key. Hope I can get the formatting right. . .

F Bf F C Bf F
When Boney commanded his armies to stand
Bf F Dm C Bf
He levelled his cannon right over the land
F Bf F C Bf F
He levelled his cannon his victory to gain
Bf F Dm C Bf
And he slew my light horseman on the way coming home

The chorus is the same as the first two lines of the verse. If you're like me and don't care for playing loads of Fs and B flats, but still want to play it in F, you could always capo up to the third fret and substitute D for F, G for Bf, A for C, and Bm for Dm.

Or let me know if you'd like it in another key and I might be able to help.

All the best, Margaret


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: Margaret V
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 01:24 AM

Yikes, that didn't work at all. Let me try a more narrative description. . .

(F) When Boney (Bf)com (F)mand (C)ed
His (Bf)armies to (F)stand
He (Bf)levelled (F)his (Dm)cannon
Right (C)over the (Bf)land
He (F)levelled (Bf)his (F)can (C)non
His (Bf)victory to (F)gain
And he (Bf)slew my (F)light (Dm)horseman
On the (C)way coming (Bf)home

Hope that's intelligible, it's too late at night for me to come with another creative solution. . . Margaret


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 02:00 AM

What tune does he use Margaret, I am aware there are several versions but I can't make those chords fit the tune I use. Any chance of a midi or is it one of the midis in the DT?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: GUEST,Orua
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 02:39 AM

Many thanks Margaret - That gives me something to work with Orua


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Light Horseman chords ?
From: Margaret V
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 10:28 AM

Jon, I can't provide a midi, alas, but the tune is quite similar to the one given in the midi for version (3) in the DT, which is the Planxty version. If you have any opportunity to hear the album ("Broken-Hearted I'll Wander"), do so -- it's just one great song after another with lovely arrangements. Maybe Orua can report back with any refinements to my chord suggestions. Best, Margaret


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