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Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton

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GUEST,Jacqued 08 Aug 04 - 04:21 PM
Strollin' Johnny 08 Aug 04 - 04:31 PM
Amos 08 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM
Peace 08 Aug 04 - 05:00 PM
Leadfingers 08 Aug 04 - 06:47 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Aug 04 - 08:46 PM
Roberto 09 Aug 04 - 02:13 AM
GUEST,Jacqued 09 Aug 04 - 04:37 AM
GUEST 04 Dec 05 - 09:35 AM
Joe Offer 04 Dec 05 - 10:30 PM
GUEST,GUEST 11 Dec 05 - 01:07 PM
Big Al Whittle 12 Dec 05 - 01:48 AM
GUEST,Ray 08 Mar 09 - 03:09 AM
mousethief 03 Jun 10 - 12:56 AM
maple_leaf_boy 03 Jun 10 - 09:27 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: GUEST,Jacqued
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 04:21 PM

Are there any easy-ish chords for Pick A Bale of Cotton, please?   Would like to beat the wife to this one!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: Strollin' Johnny
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 04:31 PM

Why do you need the chords to 'Pick A Bale Of Cotton'? Can't you beat your wife without musical accompaniment? Come to think of it, how do you manage to beat your wife and play an instrument at the same time?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: Amos
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 04:46 PM

Music to beat your wife by!!

C------------G---C
C____----------G--C
C--------------G--C
C--------------G--C

I think that covers it....

A


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: Peace
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 05:00 PM

Yep.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 06:47 PM

Anything BUT easy chords to Pick a Bale of Cotton would be a bit over the top .


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: PICK A BALE O' COTTON (Leadbelly)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Aug 04 - 08:46 PM

Huddie Ledbetter (from Rise Up Singing)

Pick a Bale o' Cotton
Oh Lordy (Julie), pick a bale o' cotton
O Lordy, (Julie) pick a bale a day (repeat)

G - - D / G - D G ://4x

Gonna get on my knees and pick...
Gonna jump, jump, jump down, pick...
Gonna jump down, turn around...
Me & my gal gonna pick...
Me an' my buddy gonna ...
I b'lieve to my soul I can ...
Went to Corsicana to ...

Gonna pick-a pick-a pick-a pick-a pick a bale o'cotton
Gonna pick-a pick-a pick-a pick-a pick a bale a day
Gonna pick-a pick-a pick-a pick-a pick a bale o' cotton
We're gonna jump down turn around pick a bale a day.

Lomax said it was sung medium slowly in the field, but Ledbetter "made a party song out of it by speeding it up & adding guitar." Rise Up Singing, 1988, 1992, p. 56.


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Subject: Chords Add: PICK A BALE OF COTTON (Lead Belly)
From: Roberto
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 02:13 AM

From the Leadbelly Songbook edited by OAK

G                        C             D7
Jump down turn around to pick a bale of cotton
G                        D7            G
Jump down turn around to pick a bale a day
G         C             D7
Oh Lordy, pick a bale of cotton
G         D7            G
Oh Lordy, pick a bale a day


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: GUEST,Jacqued
Date: 09 Aug 04 - 04:37 AM

Talk about opening mouth before etc!   Many thanks, now to practice in the garage!


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Subject: Chord Req: leadbelly pick a bell of cotton
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 09:35 AM

anyone know how ot play this song i just hard it and trying ot figure it out

thanks


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton (Leadbelly, e
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 05 - 10:30 PM

Refresh - I moved you to this thread, which should give you a start.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton (Leadbelly, etc)
From: GUEST,GUEST
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 01:07 PM

Go to Amazon, look up Raffi's Singable Songs collection and you can hear it done as a jug band/a capella.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton (Leadbelly, etc)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 01:48 AM

hang on! you left out the F flattened diminished 8th, with the hammer on and optional grace notes.

mind you, you can play all that easier in DADGAD, with a partial capo of course.....


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 08 Mar 09 - 03:09 AM

I've seen an old movie short of Leadbelly himself (before he died) playing this song and it looks to me (it's not a hi-end looking video) as he is playing something like riff's and fragments of chords.
It reminds me (a bit) of Jimmy Page's licks on Bron-Y-Aur-Stomp from Led Zeppelin III. It's on Youtube if anyone can tell any more than that.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: mousethief
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 12:56 AM

I've seen an old movie short of Leadbelly himself (before he died)

Saw it before he died, or it was recorded before he died?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 09:27 PM

That video is on youtube. He's singing that song and two others.
One is "Take This Hammer", and I don't remember the other one. The info
says that it's the only footage of him in existed.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Pick A Bale of Cotton
From: maple_leaf_boy
Date: 03 Jun 10 - 09:27 PM

in existence. Sorry about the spelling error there.


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