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Benjamin Bodhránaí Origins: The Blacksmith (8) ADD Chords: The Blacksmith 08 May 99

We do it in A Dorian, which if you are not familiar with the modes that folk music seems to get written in that's a G scale starting on A, sort of a minor 6th or something.

Am G Am G Am
A blacksmith courted me, nine months or better
Am G Am G Am
He fairly won my heart, wrote me a letter
G Am C Am G
With his hammer in his hand, he looked so clever
Am G Am C Am GAm
And if I were with my love, I would live forever

Hope this helps, you can play a lot with the chords using the G-C-D pattern as the sound of the song allows for some almost disharmonic(?) sounds, eg the second G on the first two lines could also be a C or D to give a weird harmony against avoice.



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