29 Mar 09 - 01:27 AM (#2599623)|
Subject: Chord Req: Dave Van Ronk - 'Willie the Weeper'
From: Nate Day
I've been trying to figure out the chords for Willie the Weeper for quite some time, but I have absolutely no idea. I'm looking for the version on "Van Ronk Sings," but any suggestions will help. Thanks!
19 Oct 09 - 01:04 PM (#2748017)|
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dave Van Ronk - 'Willie the Weeper'
I don't know if you still need them, but the way that I play it is:
I have heard him playing it in Am, and I suspect that he puts a capo on the fifth fret to do this. So in that case, you would put the capo on the 5th and then play in Em. Which would make the chords:
Em B7 Em
Ever heard a story bout willie the weeper
Em B7 Em
Willie the weeper was a chimney sweeper
He had the habit, boys he had it bad
B7 C7 B7 Em
Listen while I tell you bout a dream he had
That is all from memory, so I can't guarantee it's perfect, but It should get you pretty close. I also recommend trying different capo positions to suit your voice. Good Luck