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 #31141  by Hajimemashite!!!
 Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:48 pm
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Asus4     A    Asus4    A 

                 F#m     E   D 
Too late to feel sorrow, 
                 Bm     A    G 
Too late to feel pain 
Now he’s just an old hobo 
A        Asus4      A 
Lost out in the rain 

(Repeat Patter) 

C#                           D             Dsus4  D 
He used to be a gambling man just like you 
Until he sank so low that there was 
E                         Asus4    A 
Nothin’ that no one could do 
there ya go
great song!

 #31153  by Pete B.
 Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:41 pm
This is a great tune, and great album.
It also lies out nicely on the guitar neck in the Key of G.

 #31156  by Mr.Charlie
 Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:06 pm
great, Great album, highly recommend for anyone who hasn't yet checked out Old & in the Way, and yes, the hobo song is awesome, and thanks for putting up those tabs, much appreciated.

 #31169  by IamDocWatson
 Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:14 am
my o&itw cd's are in the car, as they usualy are, so i dont have an audio here right is the timing on the second and fourth meters??

is it like

F#m E D /|or
F#m / E D|

same with the Bm A G

how about the D part??

D / / /|Ds4 / D /|????

 #31173  by Banjomike0319
 Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:40 am
yeah man, I have the Old and In the Way song book at home, I think they play with capo on 2nd fret, and in the key of A or something like that. I'll look and put up the chords.

 #31174  by Django
 Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:57 am
I'm with Pete, I play it in G.

 #31176  by Pete B.
 Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:26 am
I like G because you can play the whole song in open position (and banjo players seem to want to play everything in G).

The only place I play a barre chord is at the end of the line "Just like You...". Our group decided we wanted to play IV>iv there, or C to Cmin in our case (going to the Cmin at the end of the word "You"

The timing on the chord changes is key. Kinda hard to tab it though, just give it a listen.

Solo'ing is fun over those fast chord changes, I especially like the bridge section B7>C>Cmin, which you can repeat a coupla times over to build tension, then release to the G vamp.

The lyrics also paint a noteable picture in my mind, making it easy to remember the words, and a pleasure to sing.

 #31177  by IamDocWatson
 Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:31 am
banjo mike could you please represent the timing of those passing chords when you write it out....

im thinking its like this now actually

F#m / / E|D / / /|Bm / / A|G / / /|

is this right?