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 #28  by packfoolp
 Tue May 11, 2004 8:44 pm
I saw a video of jerry round 94ish when the gd was playing somewhere...and he was playing it differently...He used a A chord to start it off strumming while picking the bass notes A and E alternately...and etc, so if this gets any replies then I will tab it out...but for now...happy pickin'...


 #64  by Rusty Strings
 Fri May 14, 2004 10:55 am
I think the dead usually played it that way, up a whole step from what is shown here (starting on A instead of G), on all the tapes I have anyway.

The chords are:
A, D, A
A, A/G#, F#m, C#m
D, A
A, A/G#, F#m
A, D, A

 #158  by wishfull thinking
 Sun May 23, 2004 1:48 pm
after checking it out, it does sound like it is in A, good call

 #625  by Delvis
 Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:17 pm
I like playin' this one in C...

C Am/B Am Am/E Em
F C Am/B Am

I've always liked the alternating C G bass notes... and this is one of my favourite tunes to use it on.

 #2650  by chinacat2002
 Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:36 pm
I've always played it in G. The Bm comes in very nicely. Could have sworned I settled on the key after playing along to some tape, but I guess I'm wrong. A is nice too!

 #2676  by Billbbill
 Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:29 pm
I've always played it in A. I also noticed a timing change, at some point, that I never warmed up to. A longer pause between phrases where they vamped on the A for an extra measure or so.

I like the flow without that hesitation.

 #3090  by newcastlek
 Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:32 pm
sorry, i put the name of the chord in the subject and you can barley read it, it is A/G#

 #3091  by ebick
 Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:37 pm
it means you play an A chord but use a G# in the bass instead of an A.


 #3098  by newcastlek
 Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:30 pm