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Chord Req: I Followed Her into the West (T Paxton)

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Graham From The Wail 23 Mar 05 - 02:48 PM
Joe Offer 24 Mar 05 - 05:03 AM
Graham From The Wail 24 Mar 05 - 03:54 PM
John MacKenzie 24 Mar 05 - 04:15 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The West
From: Graham From The Wail
Date: 23 Mar 05 - 02:48 PM

Does anyone have the chords for the above song.I have the lyrics but I can't suss out the guitar chords.Thanks in eager anticipation


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 05:03 AM

Hi, Graham - looks like we don't have the lyrics posted. Could you post what you have?
thanks.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The West
From: Graham From The Wail
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 03:54 PM

Hi Joe
I'll do 1 or 2 verses

I followed her into the west
Where I had never been before
And never did she see me as
I stood there helpless by the door

Each day my resolution rose
And every day an oath I swore
But each night ended as the rest
I could not knock upon her door

And shaved + pressed + cleaned + dressed
I'd start upon the quest once more
But each night ended as the rest
I could not knock upon her door

I paced my room + cursed myself
I swore that I would go no more
When as the sun was sinking low
I heard a knocking at my door

And standing there with food for me
Standing there my hearts delight
Who said I thought you must be ill
I missed you at my door tonight

Now you must rest + you must sleep
Your resolution to restore
And when these dishes you return
Be sure to knock upon my door

OK I did the lot, good ttyping practice.Normally Tom uses the old
CFG chord progression but it doesn't seem to work with this one so any tips would be gratefully received
Thanks Again
Graham


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 04:15 PM

Lovely song, used to do it years ago, but I'd forgotten it.
Giok


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The
From: YorkshireYankee
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 04:27 PM

Sorry, don't have the chords for you, but wanted to commend your taste. Really like this song, but it seems one of his lesser-known efforts.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Tom Paxton I Followed Her Into The West
From: EagleWing
Date: 25 Mar 05 - 06:32 AM

I have no idea if these are correct but they seem to me to fit. I'm sure there should be more chord changes. I've never got round to singing this beautiful song but this thread has inspired me to try it.

C          Em   Am    G7
Each day my resolution rose
    C      F             C
And every day an oath I swore
                            F    C
But each night ended as the rest
             G             C
I could not knock upon her door


(The chords and song should go together if you're using a 'typewriter' kind of font)

I do find fitting chords to verse 1 difficult - hence use of verse 2.

Frank L.


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