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MarkS 13 Jan 05 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,CBJames 13 Jan 05 - 08:56 PM
MarkS 13 Jan 05 - 10:14 PM
GUEST,John Hardly 14 Jan 05 - 02:53 PM
CBjames 14 Jan 05 - 03:21 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: MarkS
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 06:27 PM

Need some Mudcatter whose ear is better than mine!   I have always liked the John Hammond Jr version of One Kind Favor. Think he is using a non standard tuning, and since he plays it on a dobro, I am having a time figuring it out.
If anybody is familiar with this version, could you post your ideas on the tuning and chords Hammond uses?
Thanks
Mark


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: GUEST,CBJames
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 08:56 PM

Hi Mark

Is that "One Kind Favour, I'll ask of you - See that my grave is kept clean". ?

It is indeed a great song. I played it as a teenager.

I don't think I ever heard the Hammand version but Peter
Paul & Mary did a cover of it in the early to mid sixties which is published in one of their songbooks. And yes the chords are not what you might expect if you are a typical C G D7 kind of guitarist (like me). No the tuning they give is not non-standard - but that's not to say that Hammond did not use a non standard tuning - or that they did not either and merely reported the chords in standard tuning in their book. I have found their arrangement difficult to play as written so they may well have retuned their strings for this number.

If you don't have access to the PPM sheet music I may be able to help. It might take me several days to find / recover it.

I will re-register as a Mudcat member so that you can contact me directly.

I think I could also remember the "simple chord" version I worked out by ear in my youth, if that would help, but I imagine you already have worked out something similar.

Cheers,

James.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: MarkS
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 10:14 PM

Thanks James, appreciate the help.
I can figure it out in an Em,A,B7 progression, but I am sure Hammond is using some sort of open tuning given the coloration in his recording. Sadly, the old ear is not what it used to be (if it ever was, that is!)
Mark


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: GUEST,John Hardly
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 02:53 PM

Not what you're asking for, but having heard a crazy good version by Catfish Keith, I now play it in Drop D and it works exceeding well that way -- tons of drive.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: CBjames
Date: 14 Jan 05 - 03:21 PM

Mark -

I'll look for it on the weekend and get in touch Sunday or Mon.

jb


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ONE KIND FAVOR (Peter Paul & Mary)
From: CBjames
Date: 15 Jan 05 - 09:34 PM

Mark -
I have the chords for the PPM arrangement set up in a fairly bombproof text format with .pdf back up. Which do you want?

I am not sure the melody is the same or even similar to the Hammond song you seek. No minor chords in the PPM version - mostly progressions of G G6 G7 interpolated in various ways.

Here is the skinny:

Note that this is in half time and that ALL the chord changes within the measure fall on the midddle beat.

ONE KIND FAVOUR

(Arrangement by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey & Mary Travers 1964)



             |G* G7   |G6          G7         |G    G7   |
    There's |one kind |favour I'll ask of you | ____      |


G6 G7       |G   G7    |G6             G7      |G    G7 |
    There's |one   kind |favour I'll ask of you |___      |


G6 G7       |G   G7    |G6    G7       |G7 C      |Eb       |
    There's |one   kind |favour I'll ask |______ of |you _____|

G G7                |D                  |G G7 |G6 G7 |G G7 |G6 G7       :|
See that my grave |____ is kept clean |__    |      |    |    There's :|


* Chord diags given for G chords (G, G6, G7) in this arrangement show 5th
string (A) never played and 2nd string (B) always stopped at D position (3rd
fret).

G         G6       G7
xoo       xoo o    xoo
======    ======    ======
||||||    ||||||    |||||x
------    ------    ------
||||||    ||||||    ||||||
------    ------    ------
x|||xx    x|||x|    x|||x|
------    ------    ------
||||||    ||||||    ||||||

This might indicate an alternate open tuning on the 2nd string. But one would have to work out the fingering patterns for the C, D and Eb chords - probably not a big problem.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: MarkS
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 02:16 PM

James
That was a bit of work and I thank you for your efforts! I will certainly give it a try.
Much appreciated
Mark


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: One Kind Favor by John Hammond Jr.
From: CBjames
Date: 16 Jan 05 - 09:12 PM

Not a lot of work. I thank you for reminding me of the song and I intend to re-learn it (& experiment with alternate tunings) I was amused to discover my "bombproof" courier font was converted on uploading. The .pdf file is still an option. If you want the melody they sing - I can add an ABC notation line. Write me directly if you want this.

Cheers,
James


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