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Chords Req: The Motorway Song.(Leon Rosselson)

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Bugsy 26 Oct 00 - 09:26 PM
John in Brisbane 26 Oct 00 - 10:42 PM
Bugsy 26 Oct 00 - 11:54 PM
GUEST,bigJ 27 Oct 00 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,bigJ 27 Oct 00 - 03:25 PM
Bugsy 31 Oct 00 - 02:48 AM
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Subject: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 09:26 PM

Can anyone please help me with the chords to this song

MOTORWAY SONG
(Leon Rosselson)

They're going to build a motorway
Through me back garden
No one can explain why I came to be chosen
They're going to build a motorway
They're ripping up the trees
Soon the lorries will be zooming through
Me cabbages and peas

And So On..........

I'm sure they are not necessarily hard but it's been so long since I heard the song, I can't quite remember the complete melody. The chords would be a great help.

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 10:42 PM

Bugsy, they're not that hard..but they're not that easy either. From memory it shifts from (say) E minor to E majoe. I'll try over the weekend if someone hasn't volunteered prior. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: Bugsy
Date: 26 Oct 00 - 11:54 PM

Thanks John, Look forward to that.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 03:05 PM

THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A MOTORWAY
(These are the chords as published in Leon's book 'Bringing the News from Nowhere', however when I last saw and heard him perform this song he was using D minor shapes for the chords written as Em)

Em Am
They're going to build a motorway through my back garden
B B7 Em
No-one can explain how I came to be chosen.
Am
They're going to build a motorway, they're ripping up the trees,
B7
Soon the lorries will be lurching through my cabbages and Em
peas.

Am Em
Word came from the council it was all about a plan
B7 E
Which I didn't understand, but it sounded very grand,
A E
They spoke of urban redevelopment and improving the environment,
F# B
They said, to ease the traffic flow, a bit of my back B7
yard would have to go.

Well, I don't know.

I suppose that those who've started it must know best.
F# B
And I wouldn't want my vegetable patch to hold up
B7
progress.

I hope this layaout works!


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Subject: RE: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 27 Oct 00 - 03:25 PM

Hellfire! No it didn't, so here are the chords as they appear above the words in the song.

Line
1 going (Em).....my (Am)
2 No-one (B).....explain (B7).....I (Em)
3 ripping (Am)
4 lorries (B7).....peas (Em)

1 Word (Am).....all(E)
2 didn't (B7).....sounded (E)
3 urban (A).....improving (E)
4 said (F#).....bit (B).....go (B7)
5
6
7 wouldn't (F#).....vegetable (B)....progress (B7)

(And all who sail in her!


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Subject: RE: CHR Req: The Motorway Song.
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Oct 00 - 02:48 AM

Thanks for that, GUEST,bigJ, I missed your post until today. I'll get onto this one straight after the weekend when I get back from the Toodyay Folk Festival.

ALl the best

Cheers

bugsy


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