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Chord Req: Beeswing (Richard Thompson)

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GUEST 27 Jan 07 - 07:16 AM
Herge 27 Jan 07 - 08:59 AM
Phil Cooper 27 Jan 07 - 09:08 AM
Herge 27 Jan 07 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,Johnmc 28 Jan 07 - 09:28 AM
GUEST 28 Jan 07 - 02:31 PM
breezy 28 Jan 07 - 03:00 PM
Nick 29 Jan 07 - 09:13 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 07:16 AM

I love the song beswing but have looked on every chord site and all of them are rubbish and are nothing like richard thompson. Please send them please!!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: Herge
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 08:59 AM

Hi
I play it in DADGAD - and use the following chords or guggestions:

(D) I was (G) nineteen when I (D) came to town
They called it the (G) Summer of (D) Love
They were burning (G) babies, (D) burning flags
The (Bm) Hawks against the (G) Doves

I took a job in the Steamie
Down on Cauldrum Street
I fell in love with a laundry girl
Was working next to me

CHORUS
(Bm) She was a rare thing
Fine as a (D) beeswing
(Bm) So fine a breath of (D) wind might blow her (G) away
She was a (Bm) lost child
She was (D) running wild, she said
As (Bm) long as there's no (D) price on love, I'll (G) stay
And you (F sharp m?) (dont know name of this chord is a step down from G) wouldn't (Em) want me (F sharp m?) any other (D) way


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 09:08 AM

I play it in DADGAD, pretty much like Herge. I think Thompson plays it in Dropped D, standard (the one time I saw him play it). He is probably using some partial chords of which we can't figure out. I shift to A for a couple measures during the instrumental interlude, before going back to the D progression.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: Herge
Date: 27 Jan 07 - 09:34 AM

Sorry should be:

(D) I was (G) nineteen when I (D) came to town
They called it the (G) Summer of (D) Love
They were burning (G) babies, (D) burning flags
The (A) Hawks against the (G) Doves


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: GUEST,Johnmc
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 09:28 AM

The chords I use (with capo as required) are, with the 6th to D, an A bar across strings2,3 and 4 using the first finger, and adding the note e played with the pinkie at fret V. Once you've played the descending figure, you play the sixth string with finger three at fret V and add finger one at string 2, third fret, to give you the G chord of the intro. The song starts on D shape, adding finger one to string five, second fret, followed by open sixth string to give you the bass figure under the chord. All fingerpicked.
    Hope this gets you started.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 02:31 PM

thanks for the suggestions i dont know very much about dadgad so i need the chord shapes really! :(


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: breezy
Date: 28 Jan 07 - 03:00 PM

In the chorus I believe there are a few more chord movemnts

from the Bm play
A on 'THeres' 'Breath'
G on 'price' 'wind'

A on 'Love'   'blow'
G on 'stay'   'away'


I dont care for the A on Hawks , i stay on the D


see if that helps , I think the chord changes on every syllable

Go with the dropped D and pick out the melody on the top strings. i use the D shape w playing G on the 7th fret

It starts on the 5th fret, using either long D chord, or
7th fret A shape , [D chord]

all the best, great song

Keep your distance is a doddle


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: Nick
Date: 29 Jan 07 - 09:13 AM

Have a look on YouTube with the following search - beeswing - and it comes up with several versions of him playing it.

Having a quick look at the chord shapes I would say he plays it with a dropped D tuning. If you combine the various performances you should be able to pick up most of it by eye


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Beeswing chords- has anyone got them?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jan 07 - 03:19 PM

I have already seen all the versions on Yootube but the camera seems to move away at important bits and he goes too fast for me to take in.
Also, he is using chords i dont recognise


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