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Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs

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ALABAMA BOUND
BILL MARTIN AND ELLA SPEED
BRING ME LITTLE WATER, SYLVIE
COTTON FIELDS BACK HOME
DUNCAN AND BRADY
DUNCAN AND BRADY (2)
GOOD NIGHT IRENE
JUMPIN' JUDY
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF HER
KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE
LININ' TRACK
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
ROCK ME ON THE WATER
SKEWBALL
SO LONG IT'S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
SONG TO WOODY
TAKE THIS HAMMER
THE GRAY GOOSE
THE ROCK ISLAND LINE (is a mighty fine line)
WE SHALL WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY
WHOA BACK BUCK
YOU DON'T KNOW ME


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Subject: A few Leadbelly songs
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 01:17 PM

I know someone looking for the Chords to the following Leadbelly songs.

Alabama bound, Take this hammer, Shorty George 2, Jumpin Judy, and You don't know me.

I was able to find the lyrics for all but You Don't Know Me on the DT, but would appreciate it if anyone could help with the chords to them.

Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: toadfrog
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 12:47 AM

Are you just asking for chords, or a description of how to play the base line? "Take this Hammer," the way I've heard it, you could play with just about any set of three chords that fit your vocal range - I would play it in D. "Shorty George," where there is a real tricky guitar accompaniment, is a different matter. If I recall correctly, I've heard it played in G, which is about the easiest key for those tricky bass lines.

It is my impression that Leadbelly tuned his guitar down about 2 tones to get his powerful base, maybe adding an electro-bass D (if they still have electro bass strings now). If all you want is chords, there is a thread around somewhere on how to select chords once you have decided what key to play in, and the thread can be accessed through one of them perm-threads.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 11:58 AM

Toadfrog,

The person who is looking for them learns most of his stuff from songbooks. I think what he is looking for is what you find in most songbooks, where there is the sheet music, lyrics and the chords over top of the lines.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 12:44 PM

Take this Hammer is best done without accompanyment It was (and still could be) a "Landlubber chantey" used to coordinate between someone swinging a hammer and someone holding what it is the Hammerman is swinging at. But, Here are the chords anywy.

(G) Tade this hammer, and carry't to the (D7)Captain.
(D7)Take this hammer and carry't to the(G) captain
(G)Take this hammer and cary't to the(C) ca,,,,,,,,p(G)tain.
(G) Tell 'im I'M(D7) gone, lord, tell 'm I'm(G) gone.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: CRANKY YANKEE
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 01:22 PM

ALABAMA BOUND

(g)I'm Alabama bound
(G)I'm Alabama(C) bound
(c)If the (G)train don't stop and turn aound
I'm Alabama Bound.

SHORTY GEORGE

(G) Oh well...uh Shorty George He aint a friend o' mine
(G7)Oh well ,,,uh(c) Shorty George, he aint a friend o'(G) mine
He's taken(D7) all the women and left the men be(G)hind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 03:30 PM

Crazy Yankee,

Thank you very much I will pass these along, I'm sure it's exactly the sort of thing he's looking for.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: pavane
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 04:54 AM

Once again, if you have an abc or MIDI file with just the tune, my program HARMONY can add (generate) the chords and print the music with chord names over the notes. (It can also show the lyrics aligned with the notes, but you have to input them yourself). It is currently a free download from my web site here . If you prefer, you can edit in the chord names yourself instead of the generated ones.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 03 - 01:26 PM

does anyone know how to play the song "Laura"? i've got a dear friend with the same name and i'd like to play it for her but leadbelly tabs are almost impossible to find. thanx.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 03 - 03:58 AM

What are the rough lyrics to "laura" there are so many song of that name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: GUEST,huddiesblues
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 11:00 AM

Has anybody got the words to "We're In The Same Boat Brother" ?. Most of them are pretty clear but the last verse is difficult to make out on all three versions I have got.
Thank you.
P.S. Brilliant site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 11:11 AM

the songs have a simple structure, but the technique is a complete bitch.

check out the instruction dvd.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: A few Leadbelly songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Oct 08 - 01:17 PM

See this thread: Lyr Req: We're in the Same Boat, Brother for both the original song SAME BOAT BROTHER by Harburg and Robinson, and Leadbelly's folk-processed version WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT BROTHER.


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