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Joe Richman Chord Req: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (29) RE: Chord Req: Waiting for the Sunrise 16 Jun 04

I dunno.. does it sound OK? Anyway, on the plectrum or 5 string banjo in G tuning, there is only a slight difference between those two chords. F#7 is a little bit easier. But I found that G dim sounds good to lead into the G chord at the start of each part of the tune. as in the lines "Dear one.... " and "The thrush..... ". Somewhere at my Mom's house I have an old acoustic 78 of this sung by a man in a semi-classical style... nothing like Mary Ford! Can't remember the artist. Greg S. (to whom our thanks are due) was playing this in a trad jazz setting. So this song has gotten around, hasn't it? Maybe a tejano version is in the offing?

1919 is all PD now. Anything pre-1923 isn't covered by "Sonny Bono" act. One more reason to play old songs. Of course Les Paul's arrangement is still covered, but my banjo playing on a five string in a stroke style is nothing like his playing, so I'm technically free of copyright entanglements. ( As if anyone has ever asked me for a dime of royalties! I'd offer them 50% of my net if they'll cover losses!)


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