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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: Leadbelly chords
From: JustWondering
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 10:00 AM

Anyone know whereabouts on the web I can get Leadbelly chords and/or...


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Gary T
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 02:18 PM

And/or...???

You may find chords along with the lyrics by searching for a particular song. With luck, said song will be part of a Leadbelly site with more of the same.

Go to Google (www.google.com) and type in a line of the song. If you are CERTAIN you have the correct lyrics, put your entry in quotation marks. If the song is on the web, it's a pretty sure bet Google will find it for you.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Sorcha
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 02:36 PM

Leadbelly tabs....


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Mark Ross
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 02:38 PM

Check out Pete Seeger and Julius Lester HOW TO PLAY THE 12 STRING GUITAR LIKE LEADBELLY, published by OAK back in the '60's.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 02:42 PM

JustWonderin,

If you use the Digitrad and Forum search engine in the upper left hand corner of this web page, you can find lyrics to over 25 songs. If you want chords for a specific song, just make a chord request in the forum. Usually someone will reply.

There are two Lead Belly song books that may still be in print. Click on Support the Mudcat at the top of the page and search Amazon.com. Stefan Grosman's Guitar Workshop has an instructional video available. Click Here.

The chord structure of most of Lead Belly's songs is usually easy. It is technique that makes him the "King of the 12 String Guitar".

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 11:54 PM

Try this for a book: Leadbelly
Doesn't seem to be much out there, but also try Harry's. Only Goodnight, Irene, is on the site noted by Sorcha. The rest are Dylan, etc.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Kaleea
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 01:28 AM

Or, you might get a recording & listen to the chords. I used to have a record, one of the ones where someone from a college went to get him from the prison & record him playing & sold it "for posterior" which was a wonderful piece of history, I thought. He played open chords, used no capo, and tuned a guitar to not exactly concert pitch. Nevertheless, one may listen to the songs he played & sang, & hear the exact chords he used. Your local library might have a recording, otherwise it might be hard to find.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 02:09 AM

The Leadbelly Songbook by Moses Asch and Alan Lomax (Oak).

~Masato


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Subject: duncan and brady chords
From: GUEST,belwood@att.net
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 03:03 PM

Looking for chord changes for Duncan & Brady, preferably Tom Rush version. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST,Chaz
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 05:22 PM

i would like tabs for "New Oreans (rising sun blues)"* becuse i cant seem to figure out songs by listening to them...:(

so if anyone can post them, or send a link to where they KNOW the tabs are...id appreciate it..


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST,Chaz
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 05:28 PM

oh yeah, the * is there to signify that this seems to be a differnt version chord and structure wise than the traditional version of "Rising Sun"


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 16 Dec 03 - 07:23 PM

"The 12-String Guitar As Played By Leadbelly - An Instruction Record by Peter Seeger" was a 2-LP & booklet Folkways release (FI 8371, 1962).
Folkways, through Smithsonian, might have/ make it available in CD form nowadays.....


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Peter T.
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 08:01 AM

Send a personal message to Rick Fielding. He knows everything about Leadbelly there is to know. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 09:24 AM

Also a book: The 12-String Guitar As Played by Leadbelly: An Instruction Manual by Julius Lester and Pete Seeger (Oak Publications, 1956, 1965).


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Steve-o
Date: 17 Dec 03 - 01:02 PM

Chaz, "In New Orleans" is one of the few Leadbelly songs I just HAD to learn (I'm not really a big 12-string player). Of course, his big Stella was tuned at least a whole note low, maybe two, so the actual pitch is not the chords you're playing. But it's played in "G". Listen to it a lot so you'll hear all the runs that lead from chord to chord. It starts with a double hammer-on on the A string that goes up and then down, landing on the bass string at G. It goes immediately to a D, then a couple of hammer-ons and a run down to Am. Next runs lead down to E, then it goes to A, then run up to D. Then it all starts over again with the double hammer-on as before, all same pattern, which then resolves to G at verse end. Although it's hard to just play and strum without the runs, the chord pattern seems to be D-G-D, Em-Am, D-G-E-A-D. Hope this isn't too confusing- it's hard to write down for an "ear-learner" like me. Anyway, it is surely one of the best examples of his genius on 12-string.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 18 Dec 03 - 03:52 AM

The hardest part about learning Leadbelly's odd POSITIONS is how low he tuned his guitar. In regular tuning they all sound wrong. Get your12 string down to C and it starts to make sense.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 02:25 PM


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST,Scott Sikon
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 02:31 PM

Could any body tell me the chords to "Whoa Back Buck"?
          Thanks,
             Scott


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: Huddiesblues
Date: 05 Oct 08 - 11:23 AM

Hi.
Has anybody got the words to "We're In The Same Boat Brother"?
I have three versions of this and I can not make sense of the last verse.
Can I suggest that when discussing chords or keys people make it clear if they mean CHORD SHAPES or CONCERT PITCH, as Lead Belly tuned down to B or C as I am sure most of you know. It can be a little confusing.
"The 12 string Guitar as Played Played By Leadbelly" is an excellent book for words, chords and technique.
Great site, by the way.
Huddiesblues.


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST,T
Date: 09 May 12 - 11:54 AM

I'm with Scott here! I really want the chords to Whoa Back Buck! It's a really simple progression, but I'm terrible at getting songs from listening to them, so if someone is good at it this song shouldn't take more than a couple listens. Would be hugely appreciated, I can't find it anywhere...


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Subject: RE: Leadbelly chords
From: GUEST,F
Date: 09 May 12 - 12:31 PM

Here are the chords to "Whoa Back Buck"

http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden-wp/?p=7286

not my work, but enjoy!


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