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Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Greycap 07 Jan 02 - 05:49 PM
Gareth 07 Jan 02 - 06:53 PM
Stewie 07 Jan 02 - 07:26 PM
Gareth 08 Jan 02 - 02:17 PM
Genie 21 Jan 14 - 09:34 PM
GUEST,michaelr 21 Jan 14 - 09:53 PM
Genie 22 Jan 14 - 02:36 AM
Genie 22 Jan 14 - 02:43 AM
GUEST,michaelr 22 Jan 14 - 03:20 PM
GUEST,Myrtle's cook 23 Jan 14 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: Chord asssist - Never leave Harlan alive
From: Greycap
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 05:49 PM

Darrell Scott's excellent 'Never leave Harlan alive'- I'm playing Em three frets up as follows: Verse Em G D Em Em G C Em G B7 Em Em G D Em Repeat....

Chorus: Em G C G G Em F C G C Em Em F C Em

Does that seem ok to anyone else who tried transposing it from Loveless' Mountain Soul CD? Comments or sugestions eagerly awaited,iI want to get it correct, waddya think, huh?


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Subject: RE: Chord asssist - Never leave Harlan alive
From: Gareth
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 06:53 PM

Greycap-

Sorry to be nusience but could you post or clicky or refer the words - I trying to build up mt collection of Colliers Songs - and there's only one thing "Bloody Harlan " is noted for.

Gareth in South Wales.

" The Rhondda - Twined with Harlan County"


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Subject: RE: Chord asssist - Never leave Harlan alive
From: Stewie
Date: 07 Jan 02 - 07:26 PM

Gareth, I posted the lyrics to the forum. You will find them in this thread, with a link to an MP3 of Darrell Scott performing it:

Click Here

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Chord asssist - Never leave Harlan alive
From: Gareth
Date: 08 Jan 02 - 02:17 PM

Thanks - Gues I should have checked first - didn't relise the whats and wherefors on the title.

Gareth (embarrased)


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Subject: Chords Add: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 09:34 PM

A banjo-pickin' friend of mine tells me the chords Patty Loveless use are in some other scale (or something), not the usual guitar tuning. But these chords work for me if I want to play the song the way it's done on Patty Loveless's version (though I'm playing guitar, not banjo).

FWIW, here's the way I do it. (DK if it's in the same key or not, but it works for my voice.)

YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE HARLAN ALIVE
(Patty Loveless's version of Darrel Scott's song)


Banjo intro: [Em] [Asus2] [G] [D] [C] [G] [D] [Em]
                                                                                                               
In the de[Em]ep   da[Asus2]rk    h[G]ills of e[D]astern Kentu[[A]]cky,
that's the pl[Em]ace wh[Asus2]ere I tra[G]ce my bloodli[C]nes,
And [G/B] it was th[C]ere   [Asus2]I   re[G]ad on a hi[[A]]llside gr[C]avestone
"You'll   n[Em]eve[Asus2]r leave H[B7]arlan ali[Em]ve."
                                                                                             
Oh, my gra[Em]ndd[Asus2]ad's da[G]d crossed the Cu[D]mberland Mo[A]untains,
Where he to[Em]ok a pr[Asus2]etty gi[G]rl to be his bri[C]de.
He said "W[G/B]on't you w[C] alk wi[Asus2]th   m[G]e out of the mo[A]uth of this h[C]oller
Or we'll ne[Em]v[Asus2]er leave H[B7]arlan ali[Em]ve."

Chorus 1:                                                                              
                Where the sun comes u[G]p, about te[C]n i[D]n the mo[G]rning
                And the sun goes do[Em]wn about thr[F]ee in the da[C]y,
                And you fi[Am]ll your c[G]up with whatever b[C]itter brew y[D]ou're dr[G]inking
                And you[D/F#] spend your li[Em]fe just th[Asus2]inking 'bout, h[F]ow to get aw[Em]ay.

                  [Em]                                                                     
No one eve[Asus2]r kn[G]ew there was co[D]al in them mo[A]untains
Till a m[Em]an fro[Asus2]m the No[G]rtheast arri[C]ved
Wa[G/B]ving h[C]undred-dollar b[G]ills, said "I'll p[A]ay you for your mi[C]nerals,"
But he ne[Em]ve[Asus2]r left H[B7]arlan ali[Em]ve.

                                                                                                               
Grandma so[Em]ld o[Asus2]ut   ch[G]eap and they mo[D]ved out west of Pi[A]neville
To a far[Em]m wh[Asus2]ere big Ri[G]chland River w[C]inds,
And[G/B] I'll bet they da[C]nced them a ji[G]g and they laughed and sa[A]ng a new s[C]ong.
"Who said we'd ne[Em]ve[Asus2]r leave H[B7]arlan ali[Em]ve?"

Instrumental break: [Em] [G] [D] [A] [Em] [G] [C] [G]/B [C] [G] [A] [C] [Em] [B7]

                                                                                             
But the ti[Em]mes, th[Asus2]ey got ha[G]rd and tob[D]acco wasn't se[A]lling,
And old Gr[Em]anddad kn[Asus2]ew what h[G]e'd do to survi[C]ve.
He w[G/B ]ent and d[C]ug for Harlan co[G]al, sent the m[A]oney back to Gr[C]andma,
But he ne[Em]ve[Asus2]r left H[B7]arlan ali[Em]ve.

Chorus 2:
Where the sun comes u[G]p, about te[C]n i[D]n the mo[G]rning
And the sun goes do[Em]wn about thr[F]ee in the da[C]y,
And you fi[Am]ll your c[G]up with whatever b[C]itter brew y[D]ou're dr[G]inking
And you[D/F#] spend your li[Em]fe diggin' co[Asus2]al from the bo[F]ttom of your gr[Em]ave.

Repeat Verse 1


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: GUEST,michaelr
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 09:53 PM

Whoa, Genie, that's a really hard-to-read way of posting chord changes.

When I answer a chord request, I use preformatted text html, like this:

       Em Asus2    B7      Em
You'll ne-ver leave Harlan alive


When using the < pre > tag (eliminate the spaces) with that "typewriter" font (Courier), the chord symbols come out where you put them. See this thread for more.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: Genie
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 02:36 AM

I prefer that formatting too, michael, but I can't do that with my current software.
(Years ago, when I was using Mac OS 7.something, I could do it. DK how to do it with OS X.

I'll look at the thread you linked to. Maybe I can figure out how to do it again.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: Genie
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 02:43 AM

Here are the Lyrics to "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive without the chords.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: GUEST,michaelr
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 03:20 PM

Should have nothing to do with your system, Genie. If you type < pre > (eliminate the spaces) in fron of whatever you're posting, it'll come out in Courier font, i.e. all the letters are the same width.

You can check it with the Preview feature.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: GUEST,Myrtle's cook
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 09:22 AM

Genie - many thanks for posting (in whatever format!) - I've been meaning to transcribe the Patty Loveless version and this has saved me a long and painful process.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
From: GUEST,Myrtle's cook
Date: 23 Jan 14 - 11:11 AM

And here's a link to it in Gm, with chords above the words:



Link to Gm Never Leave Harlan alive


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