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Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)

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Subject: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 07:24 PM

Quick... I wanna toss this one in tonight, if I can, but there's one chord that throws me...

(em)The waves crash in and the tide tide pulls out
it's an (C) angry sea but there is no doubt
that the (?Am?) lighthouse will keep shining out
to (Bm)warn the lonely (D) sailor

Ya think that Am is right there???

;-)


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 08:01 PM

Clinton

I just tried it and found that going from Am to Aadd9 and then back to Am sounds good. Just lift your index finger so the B string is open. I love that chord!

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 08:04 PM

Ya... I just kinda stumbled on that myself mate...

I'm just not sure if I'm sold on the whole Am thing at all...

Maybe I'm just on crack...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 08:15 PM

Even better I think is

(from the top down)

0 5 7 7 0 0

I think I'm gonna keep that for a while at least...

;-)


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Robin2
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 09:32 PM

Clinton,

Could you post the chords to rest of the song...I've alsway loved it, and want to work it up on harp

Robin


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 19 Jul 02 - 09:54 PM

Back a a while ago:

Ready For the Storm


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 04:01 PM

Robin2...

The rest of it is easy, the way I play it...

(Em) I am (C) ready for the (D) storm

That's all else ya need!

;-)


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: GUEST,phizillip
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 02:23 AM

Ready For The Storm
Capo 5th fret                  
CGCGCD#


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 12:25 PM

I've always played this in DADGAD. The chord you are after is 013300. If you ever use this tuning try playing a 057700, 035500, 013300 combination of chords for intro and verse. It gets a bit more complicated in the chorus but I can work out the whole thing in detail and post if it helps.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 12:28 PM

note - if you're strumming you can use the bottom D but leave out if you're finger picking


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 02:59 PM

if you're at Priddy this weekend - see No Fixed Abode do a stunning version of this song.


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: radriano
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 03:41 PM

Of course Dougie plays this song in an open C tuning. I have his interactive CD so I could look it up but I don't know how useful the info will be if you're playing in regular tuning.


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 03:44 PM

I'd like to have the chord forms for the version in Open C.... if for no other reason that to use as an Open C Primer.....

That'd be rad, Rad.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Jul 06 - 07:33 PM

Actually in an open Cminor tuning C G C G C Eb (with capo at 5)

After the intro (which you are welcome to if you want it tabbed but it just falls under your fingers when tuned that way) it's pretty much like this to my ears

Verse

050000
x30000
x10000
x02020 (or x02320 to x02300 which I like as an alternate)

Chorus

050000
508000
x02020 (or x02320 )



--2P0----------------------------------
------0H2H3P0-----------0--------------
-------------------0H3-----------0-----
---------------3H5-----------------0---
---------------------------------------
-0----------------------------0------0- PLAYED TWICE THEN


-0------------------
---2----------------
-----3H0-----0------
---------3S5----0---
-0------------------
------------------0- ETC

BASS NOTES ETC PROBABLY NEED ADDING


This is one that I worked out myself once I knew it was open Cm so it may differ from the way he plays it.

If you ever want any help on what tunings he uses (usually open C!) there is an excellent resource at Wee Guitar with an incredibly helpful guy called Steve there who will send you stuff through on an Excel file or a bitmap. There is a little animation and tune on the front of the site which shows many of the shapes he tends to use in many of his songs.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (D MacLean)
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 01:38 AM

Reprinted from the previous thread:

Here's the progrssion 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: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 08:29 AM

It's a great song and the Em version really makes it much more eerie.

You can also get folks going by speculating on who Sir Eddie is (he's a friend of Lady Mondegreen that turns up in the chorus)


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: READY FOR THE STORM (D MacLean)
From: radriano
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 01:04 PM

Yes, the chords Jeremiah posted are from the MacLean songbook but whoever did those chords was not directly transposing them from Dougie's playing. Dougie plays this in open C-minor tuning capoed on the sixth fret, putting the key in F# minor. I looked at my copy of Dougie's interactive cd but everything there is visual images so the cd shows images of the guitar and where Dougie's fingers fall on the fretboard. I'm not sure how to transfer that info to this post but I did find the following chord progression using standard guitar chords in the key of F#-minor for "Ready for the Storm":

F#m
|:[ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ]:|
    F#m                                                F#m/E
The waves crash in, the tide rolls out, it's an angry sea but there is no doubt
         Dmaj7                                    E2
That the lighthouse will keep shining out to warn a lonely sailor
        F#m
And the lightning strikes and the wind cuts cold
           F#m/E
Through the sailor's bones, through the sailor's soul
         Dmaj7                                      E2
Till there's nothing left that he can hold except a rolling ocean

F#m   Dmaj7               C#m7
Oh I am ready for the storm, yes sir ready
F#m   Dmaj7           C#m7                            F#m
I am ready for the storm, I'm ready for the storm

Oh give me mercy for my dreams 'cause every confrontation seems to tell me
What it really means to be this lonely sailor
And when the sky begins to clear, the sun, it melts away my fear
And I cry a silent weary tear for those who mean to love me

F#m   Dmaj7               C#m7
Oh I am ready for the storm, yes sir ready
F#m   Dmaj7           C#m7                            D2/F#
I am ready for the storm, I'm ready for the storm
E2            D2               E2         D2/F#              E2         D2            E2
[ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ]

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, this lonely sailor
And when You take me by the hand and You love me, Lord, You love me
And I should have realized I had no reasons to be frightened

F#m        Dmaj7              C#m7
Oh I am ready for the storm, yes sir ready
F#m Dmaj7           C#m7
I am ready for the storm, yes sir ready
F#m Dmaj7           C#m7
I am ready for the storm, yes sir ready
F#m Dmaj7           C#m7                            F#m    F#
I am ready for the storm, I'm ready for the storm


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 01:13 PM

" the Em version really makes it much more eerie"

It also puts it in a good key for 'blending' it with James Keelaghan's "Captain Torres"

When Andrea was around, even we got CHILLS at the end, me singing "La mer ne pardonne pas" And her singing, "I am ready for the storm"

Two great tastes....


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Subject: RE: Chords? Ready For The Storm By Dougie?
From: Nick
Date: 07 Jul 06 - 03:05 PM

I rather thought that that was the chords and tab I printed above (though down a semi-tone)!

IF THE CAPO ON 6 and open Cm tuning -

050000 = F#m
x30000 = F#m/E
x10000 = Dmaj7 (aug if you play top string)
x02020 (or x02320 to x02300 which I like as an alternate) = E2 (or Em if you don't want the ambiguity. On the live album I have he plays it in the intro and chorus as a minor or the tune implies it)

Chorus

050000
508000 (you could play x10000 I prefer the bass string at the 5th and the harmony of 508000)
x02020 (or x02320 )


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
From: GUEST,George from Hamilton
Date: 02 May 11 - 09:23 AM

I have the tab for Ready For The Storm.If anyone wants it, e-mail me at gbm1@talktalk.net and I'll send it.It is played in open C minor tuning(CGCGCEb)with capo on 5th fret.


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