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Chord Req: Harris and the mare

DigiTrad:
BARRETTS PRIVATEERS
CAPE ST.MARY'S
HARRIS AND THE MARE
LOOKOUT HILL
MICKEY'S MOUSKETEERS
NORTHWEST PASSAGE
SAFE IN THE HARBOUR
SCARBOROUGH SETTLER'S LAMENT
STRINGS AND DORY PLUG
THE FLOWERS OF BERMUDA
THE HOUSE OF ORANGE
THE IDIOT
THE JEANNIE C.
THE MARY ELLEN CARTER
WHITE COLLAR HOLLER


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GUEST 21 Nov 06 - 09:53 AM
Clinton Hammond 21 Nov 06 - 12:19 PM
breezy 21 Nov 06 - 01:54 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Nov 06 - 01:56 PM
GUEST,Marc Bernier 21 Nov 06 - 04:06 PM
Clinton Hammond 21 Nov 06 - 04:10 PM
GUEST,Marc Bernier 21 Nov 06 - 04:27 PM
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GUEST,Nick 21 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM
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GUEST,Doug Geeting 30 Jan 12 - 06:31 AM
breezy 30 Jan 12 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,Gerry 30 Jan 12 - 07:10 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 09:53 AM

Can anyone give me the chords to this Stan Rogers song. This song does not seem to be represented on any of the tab pages on the internet. Have we ever discussed adding chords to songs in the digitrad collection?

lyrics here


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 12:19 PM

Buy his song book, it's in there....

I think it's in DADGAD... capo'ed 3rd, but it's been a LONG time since I played it....

starts on an F/Eb if I recall...

034000....

(F/Eb)Harris my old friend good to (Bb)see your face a (F)gain
More (Bb)welcome though yon trap and that old (C)mare
For the (Bb)wife is in a swoon
And I am all a(F)lone
(Ab)Harris fetch thy (Gm)mare and take us (F)home

F/Eb 034000
Bb    020000
F    000200
C    002002
Ab    330000
Gm    220000

Try that


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: breezy
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 01:54 PM

it is his songbook

but best sung accapella surely


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 01:56 PM

Ug.... as an accapella, it's just way too boring.

"The Jeannie C"... now THERE'S a great accapella song!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Marc Bernier
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 04:06 PM

I agree w/Clinton


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 04:10 PM

Careful Marc.... that way, madness lies...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Marc Bernier
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 04:27 PM

It's got a nice harmonic progression, tastful accompanyment can be quite effective on this song. Thanks for the DADGAD chords I'll have to give that a try, 'though I don't do it often either.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: breezy
Date: 21 Nov 06 - 05:04 PM

nah,
The Jeanie C has beautiful chords that only enhance the song once the F#m7th is used to good effect

the original source takes some beating

I first heard Marilyn Middleton-Pollock deliver Harris acca, it was stunningly gripping and as there is no accompaniment there is no distraction from the narrative. Its on he r Doll's House album, sdaly she rarely is invited to perform these days, yet she's a cracking blues and jazz singer, originally from the Windy city but now in England


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 21 Nov 07 - 02:59 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PINOh356Pc

Follow that link to see a Piano version of HatM

If anyone could provide me with, if possible a piano tab for this.. i play both guitar and piano, and since Im just learning piano, i figure it would be a lot of fun to learn one of my favorite folk songs!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 02:16 PM

Stan was a lover of the sea shanty.. If these tunes were ment to be sung without the music they would have been.. I play these songs at least 3 - 4 times a week with my guitar tuned down in DADGAD. I finger pick these tunes and they sound awesome. Both these tunes are accompanied very well with the guitar.. And the intro for Harris and the Mare is a must.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Tim Chesterton
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 05:51 PM

Isn't 'Harris and the Mare' an Archie Fisher song?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Tootler
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 06:10 PM

Stan was a lover of the sea shanty.. If these tunes were ment to be sung without the music they would have been

There is a contradiction here. Surely shanties were sung unaccompanied and a shanty lover would be aware of the virtues of unaccompanied singing.

I know someone who sings this song unaccompanied and very effective it is too. Accompaniment is not essential to effective interpretation of the song.

Personally I don't like this song very much. I am unhappy about some of the sentiments expressed. There is a contradiction at the heart of the song and, maybe, that is what it is about, but I still don't particularly like it.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Doug Geeting
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 06:31 AM

I have been playing Harris and the Mare with a half capo on second fret,
the GDA strings capoed, but I play it in DADGAD tuning as well and I think that is the way Stan Rogers played it. The half capo works when playing live and i don't have the time to re-tune.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: breezy
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 10:51 AM

Some times the author's interpretation of their own work is not always the best

You only have to look at early Bob Dylan songs to realise that maybe if PP and M hadnt taken Blowing/wind and Times/changing on board then his early days may have turned out different, or then again maybe not

Eric Bogle's version of Lock-keeper is what drew me to look up S R. in the first instance.

Still its always a matter of taste.

I always thought the melody for H and the M was slightly more challenging than the average, so I left it alone.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 07:10 PM

Harris and the Mare, unaccompanied? I'd love to, but I don't see how. There's that long silence between lines 2 and 3 of each verse (by which I mean, in the accompanied versions I've heard, there's that long stretch with no singing). It has always seemed to me that that puts the song out of bounds for a single unaccompanied singer. What am I overlooking?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: breezy
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 04:35 PM

Overlook the long pause then

Moses can do it , she's at Herga on Monday nights

O k its no use if you live nowhere near

Join up, and I'll give you a phone number to give you an idea

Honest it can be done

My original source for such an interpretation is Marilyn Mellor/ formerly Marilyn Middleton-Pollock and she is one hell of a performer
originally from Chicago, last known of living in the Malvern Hills UK


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:29 PM

Thanks, breezy. I take it Herga is somewhere in the UK, with respect to which I'm antipodean. "Overlook the long pause," meaning, don't pause, just sing right through? Worth a try. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: Tootler
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:51 PM

Harris and the Mare, unaccompanied? I'd love to, but I don't see how. There's that long silence between lines 2 and 3 of each verse (by which I mean, in the accompanied versions I've heard, there's that long stretch with no singing). It has always seemed to me that that puts the song out of bounds for a single unaccompanied singer. What am I overlooking?

In answer to your question, that pauses can be very effective in unaccompanied singing, just don't do it every verse, but use them where you need to create tension or to provide a natural break in the story. Remember that as well as singing a song you are telling a story and you need to feel the flow of the story as much as the rhythm of the song's melody.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Harris and the mare
From: breezy
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 05:51 AM

Morning Gerry.

Yep herga , harrow london UK

est 1963

some original members still there !!!!!

some are not

We lost Johnny Collins 2 years back

and now i cant get the ruddy song out of my head


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