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Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly)

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BALLAD OF JOHN WILLIAMS
DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE
GOD MOVES OVER THE WATER
HAVE YOU GOT ANY NEWS OF THE ICEBERG?
SINKING OF THE TITANIC
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THE TITANIC (GONE TO REST)
THE TITANIC (HUSBANDS AND WIVES)
THE TITANIC 6
TITANIC (7)
TITANIC (RISE NO MORE)


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GUEST,dexter 17 Jan 03 - 11:33 PM
masato sakurai 17 Jan 03 - 11:47 PM
GUEST,dexter 18 Jan 03 - 12:05 AM
belfast 18 Jan 03 - 10:01 AM
masato sakurai 18 Jan 03 - 10:37 AM
Rick Fielding 18 Jan 03 - 11:35 AM
GUEST,dexter 18 Jan 03 - 10:44 PM
Bev and Jerry 19 Jan 03 - 12:49 AM
belfast 21 Jan 03 - 11:16 AM
GUEST,Searchig for the lyrics of a song sang in Ti 28 Oct 07 - 10:21 AM
Jeri 28 Oct 07 - 10:42 AM
Richard Bridge 28 Oct 07 - 07:40 PM
GUEST,titanic 27 Jan 08 - 07:54 AM
GUEST,FABoyle 30 Jan 12 - 05:05 PM
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Subject: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: GUEST,dexter
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 11:33 PM

O.K. so, way back before I could play guitar, I heard a Leadbelly song about Jack Johnson and the Titanic. After learning to play, I've been yearning to play that song. I found the lyrics recently with the help of the Mudcatters, but I'm trusting my foggy memory for the chords and the tune. Would anyone mind sending me in the right direction?
Thank you,
Dex


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Subject: RE: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 11:47 PM

The lyrics are HERE in the DT. The following chords are from The Leadbelly Songbook (Oak, p. 26).

It was [C]midnight on the sea[G7]-
Band playing, [C]"Nearer My God to Thee"[G]-
Cryin' fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well[D7]-
It was [C]midnight on the sea[G7]-
Band playing, [C]"Nearer My God to Thee"[G]-
Cryin' fare thee, Ti-[D7]tanic, fare thee well[G]-.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: GUEST,dexter
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 12:05 AM

thank you thank you thank you thank you

dex


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Subject: RE: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: belfast
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 10:01 AM

Unless I am greatly mistaken the chords given above do not fit Leadbelly's Titanic. This is what I would use:
C / C7 / F / C /
C/ / / G7 / / /
C / C7 / F / C /
C / G7 / C / / /

And if I'm wrong I'm surre someone is gonna tell me pretty damn quick.


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Subject: RE: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: masato sakurai
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 10:37 AM

Thanks, belfast. I was mistaken about the first [C] (also on line 4). It should have been [G] like this:

It was [G]midnight on the sea[G7]-


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Subject: RE: chord re: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 11:35 AM

Sorry guys but you're BOTH RIGHT.

Leadbelly's use of the "E" note (in the key of G that's a sixth) for the word 'MIDnite' really DOES imply that the four chord (C) should be played. But 'implications' can sometimes be misleading. He doesn't stray from the '1' chord. Remember Leadbelly often PLAYS the melody while SINGING it.

It's the same thing that's happening in "Hesitation Blues" (when played in a major key). Take the line "I never been to heaven...." It's really just that sixth again. You CAN go to the four chord, and it sounds fine, that's just not what Huddie's doing.

Cheers

Rick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: GUEST,dexter
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 10:44 PM

Thanks for setting things straght. That first progression just was not jiving with my foggy memory, and it was really scaring me; I didn't think I had destroyed THAT many brain cells.
Thanks again,
Dex


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 19 Jan 03 - 12:49 AM

Love that third verse:

Jack Johnson want to get on board,
Captain said, "I ain't haulin' no coal."
Cryin' fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well

Here's a quote from the White Star Line in 1911:

"The OLYMPIC and TITANIC are not only the largest vessels in the world, they represent the highest attainments in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; they stand for the pre-eminence of the Anglo-Saxon race on the ocean."

We read it at the Belfast Transportation Museum.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: belfast
Date: 21 Jan 03 - 11:16 AM

There is a verse missing, I think, from the digitrad version.

"All the black people dance with joy
Never lost them a girl nor a boy"

Possibly the compilers of the Leadbelly Songbook found it a little too strong but it amuses me.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: GUEST,Searchig for the lyrics of a song sang in Ti
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:21 AM

Hi everyone!
I was searching for the song sang in Titanic Chappel. It`s a Christian song that ends: "for those who`ll perish on the sea" or something like that, it`s very known. I`ve heard that song when I saw the Titanic movie with Kate Winslet and Di Caprio.
Do you know that song?
Can somebody give me the lyric of that beautiful Christian song? Or the name of it, at least.

I`m from Argentina and my e-mail is: pricyelamar@gmail.com

Thank you very much!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 10:42 AM

ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE (Navy Hymn) (John Bacchus Dykes, William Whiting)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: leadbelly's 'titanic'
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 07:40 PM

It's a damned good hymn (juxtaposition intentional), but surely it has been adopted both by the wavy navy and the merchant fleet and the fishing fleet, so is no longer strictly navy.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly)
From: GUEST,titanic
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 07:54 AM

please send chord of titanic to me.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly)
From: GUEST,FABoyle
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 05:05 PM

Masato listed the chords from the Leadbelly songbook, but remember that Leadbelly tuned his guitar down about two tones from concert pitch. While the songbook shows Titanic in the key of G, Leadbelly, though singing in G, was actually playing in a C fingering.

It was [C]midnight on the sea[C7]-
Band playing, [F]"Nearer My God to Thee"[C]-
Cryin' fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well[G7]-
It was [C]midnight on the sea[C7]-
Band playing, [F]"Nearer My God to Thee"[C]-
Cryin' fare thee, Ti-[G7]tanic, fare thee well[C]-.

Also, his C chord has the pinky on the third fret(G)of the high E string, and then slides up to the fifth fret (A) on midnight. On the G chords hes uses a similar pinky movement to make the chord alternate between G and G7.

Pete Seeger had an instruction record, "12 string guitar as played by Leadbelly" about 50 years ago. It would help if you can find a copy.
FAB


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Titanic (Leadbelly)
From: Genie
Date: 14 Apr 12 - 07:28 PM

Gotta refresh this thread today.

Lead Belly: Titanic


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