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Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)

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chez 01 Oct 05 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,chez 02 Oct 05 - 04:05 PM
DonMeixner 02 Oct 05 - 04:24 PM
Peace 02 Oct 05 - 04:32 PM
Peace 02 Oct 05 - 04:57 PM
Joe Offer 02 Oct 05 - 06:02 PM
DonMeixner 02 Oct 05 - 06:13 PM
Peace 02 Oct 05 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Martin Gibson 02 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM
GUEST,chez 03 Oct 05 - 11:27 AM
Allan C. 12 May 06 - 07:03 PM
BrooklynJay 14 Aug 14 - 10:59 PM
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GUEST,# 24 Sep 14 - 09:38 PM
Don Firth 24 Sep 14 - 10:36 PM
BrooklynJay 24 Sep 14 - 11:05 PM
Don Firth 24 Sep 14 - 11:28 PM
GUEST,leeneia 25 Sep 14 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,Federico 25 Jul 15 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: western wind chording/music - limeliters
From: chez
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 07:30 PM

can anyone help me in obtaining the proper chording/music for the limeliters version of Western Wind- I believe it starts with an Am/C/Am or possibly Dm/C/Am
thanks


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Subject: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: GUEST,chez
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:05 PM

Does anyone know the chord progression for Western Wind done by the Limeliters

I think it may start Am/C/Am or Dm

thanks


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WAYWARD WIND (Lebowski, Newman)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:24 PM

Hi Chez,

This is the best I can do for you. I don't find any minors other than the Cm. But I have to tell you I hear others or at least the potential for others.

The Limeliters were heavily arranged so I wouldn't be surprised to find an instrumental minor chord begining


Don


The Wayward Wind,

Chorus:
(G) Oh, the wayward wind is a restless (C) wind,
(Cm) a restless (G) wind, that yearns to (D7) wander.   
And he was (G7) born the next of (C) kin,
(Cm) The next of (G) kin, (D7) to the (C)wayward (G) wind.   

(G) In a lonely shack by a railroad track,
He spent his younger days.
And I guess the sound of the outward bound,
(D7) made him a slave to his wandering (G) ways.   

Repeat Chorus

(G) Oh, I met him there in a border town.
He vowed we'd never part.
Though he tried his best to settle down,
(D7) I'm now alone with a broken (G) heart.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: Peace
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:32 PM

I think they are two different songs.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: Peace
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:57 PM

Sound clip here, Don.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WESTERN WIND (from The Limeliters)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 06:02 PM

For the record, here are the lyrics of the Limeliters version.

Western Wind
(Gottlieb/Reynolds)

Western wind, when wilt thou blow
The small rain down can rain?
O if my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!

East wind over a foreign place,
Out of an alien sky;
This is the road she chose to go,
When she kissed her love goodbye,
With the west wind blowing by.

Western wind, when wilt thou blow
The small rain down can rain?
O if my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!

Now once more on the highest hill,
She stood to see his face.
But when she turned, the west wind came,
And made her steps retrace.
And said this is your place.

Western wind, when wilt thou blow
The small rain down can rain?
O if my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!

Far lands beckon so strange and fair,
They call her youth away,
But when the eastern wind blows cold,
And alien skies are grey,
She dreams of a younger day.

Western wind, when wilt thou blow
The small rain down can rain?
O if my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!

O if my love were in my arms,
And I in my bed again!

transcribed by ear from from The Slightly Fabulous Limeliters

The album attributes the song to "Gottlieb/Reynolds," but at least part of the song is traditional.


A very similar version of "Western Wind" was found at this URL: (click).


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: DonMeixner
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 06:13 PM

Peace, your right. I can't seem to read wrioting when it writ.
Sorry Chez, didn't mean to mislead you.

Don


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: Peace
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 07:03 PM

The version I really liked of "The Wayward Wind" was that one done by Gene Vincent. Nice to be reminded of it. Thanks for the chords, Don.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM

The big hit of Wayward Wind was done by Gogi Grant. Recently on one of those PBS fund raiser specials, she sang it (or so it seemed) pretty well for someone who appeared to be around 80 or so.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: western wind Limeliter verson
From: GUEST,chez
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 11:27 AM

thanks - but keep those cards coming - Joe Offer got the lyrics right, but still need chords can transcribe the key if I get in the ball park with the chords or music - have tried other venues with no success and have difficulty by ear on this one


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 May 06 - 07:03 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:59 PM

Refresh.

So, can anyone out there provide the chords to the Limeliters' version?

Starts with Am, maybe?


Jay


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 09:30 PM

Have been scouring the Internet, and didn't find anything - as I'm sure others have before me.

Any 'Catters have any ideas?


Jay


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: GUEST,#
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 09:38 PM

http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/medlyric/westronwindsheetmusic.gif

That may help for one stanza if you can or know someone who can match chords to notation.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 10:36 PM

The Limeliters took a 500-year-old lyric—a single verse—and cobbled up their version. Theirs is not traditional.

Here's the scoop.

I sing only the one original verse, slowly and soulfully, with minimal chords on the guitar. It's a lament for a lost love, and the one verse says it all.

My personal opinion, but I think the Limeliters' rendition makes a sow's ear out of a silk purse…..

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 11:05 PM

Actually, I have an appreciation for both versions, and I'm aware of its history.

But Don - are you sure that's the link you meant to provide?


Jay


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Sep 14 - 11:28 PM

Thanks for spotting that, Jay. I don't know what happened.

This should be the one:   CLICKY.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Sep 14 - 10:41 AM

Nine years have passed since the Original Post. I don't know if anybody is interested in playing this anymore. How much work is it worth?

BUT --

The Limelighters' version is on YouTube, and it's in the key of D. At least that's where it starts. The first few chords are

D Western
F#m wind, when
Bm wilt thou
F#m blow?

For an exciting, plunging, sound, you can go back to D on "blow."

That ought to get people started. If you are not familiar with F#m, it's a good chord to learn, adding richness to songs in the good old key of D.
=============
It seems to me the original said "Western wind, HOW wilt thou blow."


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: GUEST,Federico
Date: 25 Jul 15 - 02:16 PM

I just worked it out this morning:

(Am) Western wind, when (G) wilt thou (Am) blow
(C) The small (F) rain down can (E) rain?
(Am) O if my love were in my (Dm) arms (Am)
(F) And I in my (E) bed (Am) again!

(Am) East wind (E) over a (Am) foreign (G) place,
(F) Out of an (G) alien (Am) sky;
(Am) This is the (G) road she (F) chose to (E) go,
(Am) When she kissed her (G) love (Am) goodbye,
(F) With the west wind (G) blowing (Am) by.

A couple of chords are not quite right, but it works.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: GUEST,Federico
Date: 26 Jul 15 - 11:48 AM

More refined chords:

(Am) Western (F)wind, when (G) wilt thou (Am) blow
(C) The small (F) rain down can (E) rain?
(Am) O if my (F) love were in my (G) arms (Am)
(F) And I in my (E) bed (Am) again!

(Am) East wind (E) over a (Am) foreign (G) place,
(F) Out of an (G) alien (Am) sky;
(Am) This is the (G) road she (F) chose to (E) go,
(Am) When she kissed her (G) love (Am) goodbye,
(F) With the west wind (G) blowing (Am) by.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Western Wind (from The Limeliters)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 27 Jul 15 - 08:48 PM

Federico, thanks so much for posting the chords!

Even though it's an old thread, I'm still interested in the song, though I'll have to play each version though a few times more to see how it feels - but it's definitely a great starting point for an Olde Tin Ear like myself.

Thanks again!


Jay


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