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Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching anymore

01 Feb 00 - 12:23 AM (#171492)
Subject: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching anym
From: GUEST,Joe Hill

Hi, sorry to disturb you all but I was wondering if anyone had any idea how to play the great introduction Phil Ochs' used on his song I ain't marching anymore. Joe


Digital Tradition lyrics for I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (click)

Phil Ochs performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rVTBCtYjoY


01 Feb 00 - 07:57 AM (#171603)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: InOBU

Hey Joe Hill:
I will tell you how I play it. Here is the recipie...
First get the Phil Ochs ablum of your choice.
Humm the intro ad nosium.
Go to Ireland for most of your youth
learn to play the Uilleann pipes
Try and get a good set -See seth galaghers web site
match your humming to the humming of the chanter
There you go!
Larry


01 Feb 00 - 12:44 PM (#171732)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: Tony Burns

Doesn't Phil just play through the melody once? (Perhaps my old memory is failing me.)


01 Feb 00 - 04:53 PM (#171836)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: InOBU

Hi Phil:
He does, in one or two recordings on the guitar, on one studio recording it is played on a sqeeky harmonica, sounding as if it is meant to sound like pipes,
It does sound nice on Uilleann pipes. He kind of picks it stacatto like...
Hey Joe! You named after our brother murdered by the State of Utah, Nov. 19, 1915?
My will is easy to decide
For there is nothing to divide
My kin dont need to fuss and moan
Moss does not cling to a rolling stone.
My body? Ah if I could choose,
I would to ashes it reduce
and let the merry breezes blow
my dust to where some flowers grow
Perhaps some fading flower then
would come to life and bloom again
this is my last and final will
Good luck to all of you, Joe Hill

Best of luck
larry


01 Feb 00 - 06:25 PM (#171889)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: GUEST

Hi Joe,

In the key of "C" I thnk.

On the High "E" string descend from G(3rd fret).

G/////F, E, D, C, D, G(open string)

EF G/////F, E, D, C, D,

G/////F, E, D, E, F//// E, D, C,

E, A////, G, F, E, D,

Best I can do as a none musc reader.

Good Luck

Don


01 Feb 00 - 08:13 PM (#171935)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: Rick Fielding

Hey Larry, have you heard Joe Hickerson's wonderful tune to "Joe Hill's Will"? 'Tis in my humble opinion a masterpiece.

Rick


02 Feb 00 - 08:27 AM (#172200)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: InOBU

Hi RIck:
I dont recall haveing heard it. I will look for it though. I cant think of Joe, sitting facing death with such dignity and grace and writing thouse buitiful words without getting choked up. It is nice there is a good tune to do those fine words honnor.
Larry


03 Apr 14 - 12:40 PM (#3614960)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: Jason Xion Wang

If you are looking for the tabs to the guitar intro, I've included it in my tab collection. Click here for a direct link to the tab, in PDF format.

I'm not sure whether posting guitar tabs here is allowed or not... Sorry if the answer is "no"!

Jason from China


03 Apr 14 - 10:31 PM (#3615139)
Subject: RE: Help: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching any
From: Phil Cooper

Phil Ochs started with a g chord shape. The individual stings he picked started with the B String on the third fret going to the B sting on the first fret to the open B string. Then he went to the G string and worked his way down never going past the second frets. When he starts the song he just plays the chords and does bass runs.


20 Apr 17 - 09:09 PM (#3851520)
Subject: RE: Phil Ochs Intro to I ain't marching anymore
From: Joe Offer

Did Ochs adapt the melody from something else? It sounds really familiar.
-Joe-