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Lyr/Chords: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)

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Lonesome EJ 10 Jan 09 - 02:32 PM
Cretzon 10 Jan 09 - 05:22 PM
Lonesome EJ 10 Jan 09 - 05:23 PM
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GUEST,jeff 10 Jan 09 - 10:05 PM
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GUEST,Jim Martin 13 Jan 09 - 10:58 AM
Lonesome EJ 31 Jan 09 - 01:58 AM
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Subject: Chords for Steam Powered Aeroplane
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 02:32 PM

Can anyone help me with the chord progression and/or lyrics for this John Hartford song?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: STEAM POWERED AEREO PLANE
From: Cretzon
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 05:22 PM

Hope this helps

STEAM POWERED AEREO PLANE
John Hartford

A-part chords = G, Am, C, D, G (twice)
B-part chords = Am, G, Am, G, Am, G, Am, D
C-part chords = G, Am, C, D, G, Am, C, D, G


1. Well, I dreamt I went away on a steam-powered aeroplane.
I went and I stayed and I damn near didn't come back again.
I didn't go very fast on a steam-powered aeroplane,
Oh, the wheel went around, and up and down, and inside and then back again.

2. Sittin' in a 747 just a-watchin' them clouds roll by,
Can't tell if it's sunshine or if it's rain.
Rather be a-sittin' in a deck chair high up over Kansas City,
On a genuine old-fashioned authentic steam-powered aereoplane.

3. Well, I'd like to be a pilot on a steam-powered aeroplane.
Well, I'd pull that pilot wheel around and then back again.
And I'd wear a blue hat, yeah, that says "Steam Powered Aeroplane"
With letters that go around the rim and then back again.

REPEAT 2.


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Subject: Chords Add: STEAM POWERED AEREO-PLANE (J Hartford)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 05:23 PM

Figured it out my own self. In case anyone else is ever looking for this...


STEAM POWERED AERO PLANE
John Hartford


Well I never went (G)away on a Steam Powered (Am)Aero plane.
Well I went and (B#m)stayed and damn near (Am)didn't come back (G)again.
Didn't go very (G)fast on a steam powered (Am)aero plane,
Oh the wheel went (B#m)around, up and down, and inside and (Am)back (G)again.

(Am)Sittin' in a 747 just (B#m)watching them clouds roll by,
(Am)Can't tell if it's sunshine or if it's (G)rain.
Rather be (Am)sittin' in a deck chair high (B#m)above Kansas City,
On a genuine old fashioned (C#)steam powered aero (D)plane.

Well I'd like to be a (G)pilot on a steam powered (Am)aero plane.
Well I'd (B#m)pull that pilot wheel (Am)around and then back (G)again.
Well, I'll wear a blue (G)hat, yeah, that says Steam Powered (Am)Aero plane
With (B#m)letters that go around the (Am)rim and then back (G)again.


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Subject: RE: Chords for Steam Powered Aeroplane
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 05:27 PM

A nearly simutaneous post, Cretzon! I'll look at my chart again.


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Subject: RE: Chords for Steam Powered Aeroplane
From: GUEST,jeff
Date: 10 Jan 09 - 10:05 PM

Had the pleasure of hanging out w/John Hartford once after a show. We jammmed on SPA and a bunch of other stuff. The 2nd Chord in the B section is a Gmaj7 not a Bm. They're very similar in that a Bm is comprised of B-D-F# and Gmaj7 is G-B-D-F#. The Bm works as long as the bass is holding down the tonic.

If one listens to the original recording you can clearly hear Norman Blake playing a Gmaj7 in 1st position w/open stings and using his index finger to bring out the F# note on the high E string.

And on the last line of the verse it 'walks' up to D from Am by using just the bass note of Bm: Am-B(on the A string)-C-D

Used to know that whole record virtually note for note, but it's been years. Thank you for the reminder...I'm goin' web huntin' :-)


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Subject: RE: Chords for Steam Powered Aeroplane
From: Rex
Date: 12 Jan 09 - 07:51 PM

Hmm, says I, thank'ee for the chords for this worthy song. But then anything that come outa John Hartford is worthy. I was just visiting, don't visit as often as I used to, or should. Was looking for the earliest date for the fiddle tune: Fire on the Mountain. What turned up was from the fire we had up here years back. Son of a gun. It was a helpful thing having Mudcat pals with good wishes caring about us. I was and am grateful. EJ, again, thanks for the chords. Cretzon too. For what its worth, the Arvada Center is having their 20th Cowboy Poetry gathering this week Wednesday through Sunday. http://www.arvadacenter.org/
Historian, Mark Gardner and I will be performing their Thursday through Saturday. Four sessions each day, 10:00 through 5:00. Come by if you can. I really do need to drop in here more often. Adios,

Rex Rideout
http://www.timetravelmusic.com


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Subject: RE: Chords for Steam Powered Aeroplane
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 13 Jan 09 - 10:58 AM

Maxim built a steam powered aircraft 1896-8:

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/aeronautics/1896-98.aspx?keywords=aeronautics


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 01:58 AM

Well I never went (G)away on a Steam Powered (Am)Aero plane.
Well I went and (C)stayed and damn near (D)didn't come back (G)again.
Didn't go very (G)fast on a steam powered (Am)aero plane,
Oh the wheel went (C)around, up and (D)down, and inside and back (G)again.

(Am)Sittin' in a 747 just (B#m)watching them clouds roll by,
(Am)Can't tell if it's sunshine or if it's (G)rain.
Rather be (Am)sittin' in a deck chair high (B#m)above Kansas City,
On a genuine old fashioned (C#)steam powered aero (D)plane.

Well I'd like to be a (G)pilot on a steam powered (Am)aero plane.
Well I'd (C)pull that pilot wheel (D)around and then back (G)again.
Well, I'll wear a blue (G)hat, yeah, that says Steam Powered (Am)Aero plane
With (C)letters that go around the (D)rim and then back (G)again.

Submitted as a correction to my previous.

I went to a jam and someone suggested this song, and I pulled out my printed copy. The woman next to me was looking at it and I said "this chord pattern is wrong." She opened a notebook and said " I got one here from the internet, but I'm not sure about it." Damned if it wasn't a printout of my previous post. What are the freaking chances of THAT?!


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: Midchuck
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 03:43 PM

Just go here (if your computer and connection can handle YouTube), and when Tony takes his break, make a note of what he plays.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: GUEST,Jim Martin
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 09:46 PM

Here's some more info on Maxim's steam powered aircraft for those interested:

http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/maxim.html


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: Banjercycle
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 10:27 AM

I believe the correct 1st line is:

"Well, I dreamt away on a Steam-Powered Areo Plane,"


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 12:13 AM

Olddude found a video (click) of this song.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: olddude
Date: 30 Aug 09 - 01:09 AM

thanks Joe
I like this song , John Hartford was a great man for sure


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: bluerabbit10
Date: 01 Sep 09 - 01:36 PM

"Doing My Time," I think is on this album..anyone seen the lyrics?
Verne


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: GUEST,ernie
Date: 16 Feb 10 - 09:49 PM

I'm confused about all those "B#m" chords. There aren't any in the tune. They are all Bm.


Other than that, everybody's got sort of a handle on it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: GUEST,phiddleguy
Date: 14 Mar 10 - 07:09 AM

I think the B#m refers to a Bm with a #5 because wouldn't a B# just be a C?

Anyways whether you calls it a Bm#5 or Gmaj7/B it's all god to me but...

what is the very last chord at the end? Please?

thx


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Steam Powered Aereo-Plane (J Hartford)
From: GUEST,Guest - Keith
Date: 16 May 11 - 07:05 PM

I didn't read through all of the posts.....BUT the few that I did missed the lyric on the chorus -

On a genuine old fashioned AUTHENTIC steam powered aeroplane.


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