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 #74726  by strumminsix
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:32 pm
Grateful Dad wrote::wink: :smile: :idea:

Duuuude, I hope this helps.

Uh huh huh now,
C-------A7--D7---G7--C
beat it on down the line

Dude, that's just wrong. The chorus ending and verse ending is the different. See examples from above. Either will work depending how you count it:
strumminsix wrote: ||: F /// | C/// | G/// | C/C7/ | F/// | C/ A/| D/ G/ | C // rest |
tigerstrat wrote:
| F / / / | F7 /// | C / / / | A7 / / /| D7 / // | G ///| C / F / |C * * * |
 #74727  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:57 pm
Grateful Dad wrote::wink: :smile: :idea:

Duuuude, I hope this helps.

Let me know!

Yeah I'm going down the
F
line (going down the line). Going down the
C----------------Am <------- I dont hear the Minor ,Dave
line, (down the line)
Uh huh huh now,
C-------A7--D7---G7--C
beat it on down the line
Well in the year since I have posted this -
1) no minors in the tune ( sorry deadstein )
2) many ways to do it - Tiger/Six got it close and thats what we have been doing since ...
great tune thanks for all the help !
:D
 #74731  by Grateful Dad
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:56 pm
Going down the
C----------------Am <------- I dont hear the Minor ,Dave*****
line, (down the line)
Uh huh huh now,
C-------A7--D7---G7--C
beat it on down the line

*****I tried the A major instead of the Am and it just does not sound quite right either (try the A with no third tone maybe?)......geez for a 2:47 song it sure causes alot of confusion!
 #74732  by strumminsix
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:59 pm
In summation, the song has 2 watch-outs:
1 - the verse ending is not equal to the chorus ending
2 - when singing, the first change to the F holds for half a bar | during the solo it holds for a full bar
 #74735  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:17 pm
Grateful Dad wrote:Going down the
C----------------Am <------- I dont hear the Minor ,Dave*****
line, (down the line)
Uh huh huh now,
C*-------A7--D7---G7--C *no return to C
beat it on down the line

*****I tried the A major instead of the Am and it just does not sound quite right either (try the A with no third tone maybe?)......geez for a 2:47 song it sure causes alot of confusion!
On the word " Beat" its the D7 ......
The A where the Am is and try no return to the C ....
I have a guitar here in the office....
maybe I will do a pick slide there to cover up what I'm doing ....
:D
 #74736  by strumminsix
 Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:53 pm
Grateful Dad wrote:"Dude, that's just wrong."

Excuse me! I did not know YOU wrote the song.

LOL!!!
It's a disservice to the forum when folks suggest chords that are just wrong when the correct chords are posted above.

My intent was not to be mean or harsh.
 #94097  by Grateful Dad
 Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:27 am
mkaufman wrote:There is no Am - it's A. Common mistake that on many tab sites. It creates a V->I resolution to the D that comes next.

mk
Yes, I was wrong! It is an A major not minor. Since we always played it together as an Am it all sounded ok as a band, but I do concede that the A major is the right chord for the song.

Thank you for showing me the light, mk and ssix :idea:

I always liked the different beginnings too: 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 or whatever amount of times on the C chord before breaking into the verse "well this job I got..."

:smile:
 #94105  by Pete B.
 Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:40 am
You could always do like the GD and make up your own version:
Sounds like the original is possibly played in the open A position (it tunes up to Bb, but his hand looks like A... He tunes down half step!... like Hendrix maaaan).
:hail:
 #124604  by Jon S.
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:11 am
Wow, I'd never heard Jesse Fuller's original version until finding this helpful thread. The original is so excellent!
 #124606  by Tennessee Jedi
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:18 am
Pete B. wrote:You could always do like the GD and make up your own version:
Sounds like the original is possibly played in the open A position (it tunes up to Bb, but his hand looks like A... He tunes down half step!... like Hendrix maaaan).
:hail:
Bass with one foot / high hat with the other ??????
:hail:

I'm still tweaking this tune too
It a fun one for sure
:D
 #124607  by Pete B.
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:40 am
Jon S. wrote:Wow, I'd never heard Jesse Fuller's original version until finding this helpful thread. The original is so excellent!
More Jessie>GD:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxXIEAp9t2g

Ya think Jorma ever heard this one?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXuMTByK ... E7B61962F6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjhMhlnDcTg

Live JF footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DOpeNE5 ... E7B61962F6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGr31o66 ... E7B61962F6