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Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight

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Walt B. 12 Apr 99 - 09:31 PM
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Joe Offer 26 Feb 11 - 09:30 PM
Nick 27 Feb 11 - 07:37 AM
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Subject: There's a Meetin' Here Tonight
From: Walt B.
Date: 12 Apr 99 - 09:31 PM

I would appreciate having the words and guitar/banjo chords to this Bob Gibson classic. I'd like to use it as an opener for my next church "special night of music" on May 14. Thanks for your help. (P.S. - For those who gave me similar info for "Turn, Turn, Turn" about a month ago - it went over very well indeed ... especially with the use of a 12-string guitar.)


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Subject: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 09:19 PM

I posted this in another thread without noticing the thread's original title was different than the title of my post - apologies for the duplication.

I'm trying to figure out the chords for the Limeliters' version of the song (which uses part of "I Come For To Sing" as the intro) and I'm getting a bit frustrated.

Can anybody out there provide chords?

Here are the lyrics as the Limeliters sang them on their "Tonight - In Person" (1961) album:

There's A Meetin' Here Tonight

Some come to dance, some come to play,
Some merely come to pass time away.
Some come to laugh, their voices do ring,
But as for me, I come for to sing...

'Cause there's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

There's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
I'm glad you came along.
Hope all the brothers and the sisters here
Will help me sing this song.

There's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

There's a grin on ev'ry upturned face,
And a smile in ev'ry eye.
Brothers and sisters, let me hear you shout,
Let me hear your joyful cry...

There's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight...

There's a meetin' here tonight,
    (There is a meetin' here)
There's a meetin' here tonight,
    (There is a meetin' here)
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
I know you by your friendly face...

There's a meetin'...here...to-night!


This is also the same version sung in their 1987 TV special (with Red Grammer).

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Jay


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 09:27 PM

That's strange - I just had a little browser trouble but did not know that my post got duplicated.

Joe (or Clone), please feel free to delete the excess,


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 09:30 PM

I'm in the process of combining your requests, Jay. Look at the crosslinked thread for some background information, although I don't think anybody has posted chords.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: Nick
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 07:37 AM

Jay I had a listen and reckon this is quite close

D                   G            D
Some come to dance, some come to play,
D                   E         A
Some merely come to pass time away.
D                   G               D
Some come to laugh, their voices do ring,
D                G    Gm      D
But as for me, I come for to sing...

1.(A)             D
'Cause there's a meetin' here tonight,
          A            
There's a meetin' here tonight,
D                G       D
I know you by your friendly face,
       D          A    D
There's a meetin' here tonight!

As 1.
There's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!


2.         G       A       D
There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
    G       A    D
I'm glad you came along.
      G      A                D
Hope all the brothers and the sisters here
    D       A         D
Will help me sing this song.

As 1.
There's a meetin' here tonight,
There's a meetin' here tonight,
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

As 2.
There's a grin on ev'ry upturned face,
And a smile in ev'ry eye.
Brothers and sisters, let me hear you shout,
Let me hear your joyful cry...   

F

F            
There's a meetin' here tonight,
          C
There's a meetin' here tonight,
F                  Bb       F
I know you by your friendly face,
          F       C      F      A
There's a meetin' here tonight...

As 1.
There's a meetin' here tonight,
    (There is a meetin' here)
There's a meetin' here tonight,
    (There is a meetin' here)
I know you by your friendly face,
There's a meetin' here tonight!

D                     
There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
          A
There's a meetin' here tonight, great God,
D       D7      G       G#dim
I know you by your friendly face...
          A         A7       Bb       D    A   D
There's a meetin'...here...to-night!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 08:29 AM

Link to a tune so I can learn it?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: GUEST,John
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 11:41 AM

here it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFrKSg6zHU&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: Nick
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 12:48 PM

Quite a weird thread...


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 09:04 PM

Nick: Jay I had a listen and reckon this is quite close

Thanks so much! I gave it a try (very slowly!) and it seems to work very well - I've known the song for just about fifty years but I am nowhere experienced enough to have figured out chords for it, though I have tried on a few occasions.

And Joe, thank you for the "cleaning up and combining"!

Just a few more reasons why Mudcat is a truly invaluable place.

Jay


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