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Chord Req: The Father's Song (MacColl/Gaughan)

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GUEST,Jason 01 Oct 12 - 05:04 PM
Dave Hanson 02 Oct 12 - 07:33 AM
GUEST,jason 02 Oct 12 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,999 02 Oct 12 - 01:37 PM
Jim Carroll 02 Oct 12 - 02:33 PM
Dave Hanson 02 Oct 12 - 02:51 PM
GUEST 02 Oct 12 - 02:58 PM
Jim Carroll 02 Oct 12 - 02:59 PM
Dave Hanson 03 Oct 12 - 04:25 AM
Jim Carroll 03 Oct 12 - 05:09 AM
GUEST,999 03 Oct 12 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,Guest (Gaughan) 03 Oct 12 - 08:41 AM
GUEST,(Gaughan) 03 Oct 12 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,999 03 Oct 12 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,(Gaughan) 03 Oct 12 - 01:41 PM
GUEST,999 03 Oct 12 - 02:28 PM
GUEST,Gerry Mulvenna 04 Feb 14 - 09:51 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,Jason
Date: 01 Oct 12 - 05:04 PM

Does anyone happen to know the chords and gaughan uses for his great arrangement of this song
Best
Jason


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 07:33 AM

The Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook gives no chords for this song although it does for some others.

Why don't you try Dick Gaughans website.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,jason
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 01:14 PM

I have tried Dick's website but to no avail!
Can anyone help me?
best
jason


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 01:37 PM

Jason, have you a link to where one might hear the song?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 02:33 PM

Jason
MacColl's Song is entitled 'My Old Man', and was recorded on his album 'Kilroy Was Here'
In my opinion it works perfectly without accompaniment, in fact I can't imagine it being sung with an instrument
Good luck,
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 02:51 PM

No Jim, Ewan also wrote, ' The Fathers Song '

Check The Essential Ewan MacColl Songbook.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 02:58 PM

heres a link for someone to hear it
best
J

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWr2i1f5s0


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 02 Oct 12 - 02:59 PM

Apologies Dave and all - forgot about that one.
The same applies though - he sang it unaccompanied and that's te way it worked for me.
Probably one of the tenderest songs he wrote.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 04:25 AM

Incidently, some friends and I are going to see Peggy next Wednesday at The Works in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 05:09 AM

Saw her last year when she visited Ireland - on superb form and wowed a full house audience of people who had never heard her live before.
One of the best renditions of Young Margaret(?) I have heard.
Still not sold on her use of keyboards though - and the bloody thing is a hernia-risk to anyone who helps her load it in her car.
Enjoy
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 07:06 AM

Jason, the chords are here.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,Guest (Gaughan)
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 08:41 AM

"Jason, the chords are here. "

Bears no resemblance to what I play :) For a start, I sing it in A, not D as that page states.

Although I improvise what I play, the bare bones of it are:

A Em A
C D A
G Bb A Em
G D

I omit the 3rd from the A chords as the minor 3rd weakened the song in my view. I also finish each line on a D rather than returning to the root.

Hope that helps
DG


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,(Gaughan)
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 08:44 AM

"I also finish each line"

Excuse the gibberish - I meant to type I finish each verse with D, not each line.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 08:46 AM

Dick, thank you for the corrections. I grabbed the first site that had the chords.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,(Gaughan)
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 01:41 PM

GUEST,999 wrote : "Dick, thank you for the corrections. I grabbed the first site that had the chords"

No worries. What I put above is simply the way I play it; like most songs, there are a lot of different ways it could be done.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: fathers song by ewan mccoll ( Gaughan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Oct 12 - 02:28 PM

You are quite incredible on the Youtube take. Beautiful voice, guitar and timing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWr2i1f5s0


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Subject: Chords Add: THE FATHER'S SONG (MacColl/Gaughan)
From: GUEST,Gerry Mulvenna
Date: 04 Feb 14 - 09:51 AM

I used to sing this once and was just trying to relearn it today.

To fit with Dick Gaughan's key you need capo on 4th and play

Am Em Am
C D Am
Bb Am C Em
G D

close to what the original poster was playing. It's the 3rd line that I struggle with, but that sequence seems to work. I used to sing it in a slightly higher key with chords (no capo)

Em Bm Em
G A Em
F Em G Bm
D A

Gerry


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