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Need Chords or tunings for Annachie Gordon

12 Feb 01 - 02:54 PM (#396511)
Subject: Chords or tunings for Annachie Gordon
From: Greenbeer

Hello all: I would like to learn to do Annachie Gordon, having been inspired by Nic Jones' version. If anyone can give me suggestions on chords or tunings, I would be very grateful.

thanks, Patrick Harkins Guelph, Ontario Canada


12 Feb 01 - 06:42 PM (#396689)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords or tunings for Annachi
From: GUEST,Phil Cooper

Dear Patrick,

I can tell you. Back in 1975 I was a college student on an exchange program in London. One of the reasons I went was because of my fondness for British Isles folk music. I had Nic Jones' first two albums (there was a huge gap between them and Noah's Ark Trap, which didn't come out till '77). Anyway, Nic played Annachie Gordon as his last song at a folk club. I was sitting a few feet away, watching his guitar playing. At the end of the show, I asked him what tuning he was in and he said CGCGCD. I immediately went home and started trying it out. I still can't quite sound like Nic did playing style wise (he was one of a kind). Glad you asked a question that I could answer.

--Phil


13 Feb 01 - 11:05 AM (#397039)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords or tunings for Annachi
From: Greenbeer

Thank you very much Phil! Great to hear your story as well! I am definitely going to try CGCGCD out.

Carol's Fr.... seems your message as well as your name got chopped off! thanks for trying...

On an unrelated note, I am going to hear Jez Lowe in Toronto in a couple of weeks, and apparently he will be in Ithaca before that.....


13 Feb 01 - 01:16 PM (#397144)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Chords or tunings for Annachi
From: GUEST,Carol's Friend Don

You should contact Mary Dailey, a singer songwriter in the Shepherdstown WV area who is another of Carol C's friends. I occasionally play back-up to Mary and on Annachi she uses a C/Am chord progression with capo on the fifth fret (key of F) while I use what is called locally a "Hangnail D" progression two frets down (keeping a little finger on the fifth fret in your D and A chords with a doubling on the third fret on the B and E strings on the open G chord (leave the Bm as the home chord and use the "Hangnail A" as resolution). She plays steel while I play a wrapped G nylon (Vanguards from GHS - great strings for for folk, a little percussive for classical). The over all effect is sort of steel lute sound that works well with Mary's voice (what I call Lost Soul Appalachian). Mary has all the words and chords, although she is not "happy fingers" on computers. Maybe Carol C can input them when she gets back from Canada. Good Luck!


14 Feb 01 - 10:28 AM (#397855)
Subject: RE: Need Chords or tunings for Annachie Gordon
From: Greenbeer

thanks GUEST,Carol's Friend Don ! that is a lot of useful stuff, i'm sure i'll be rereading that a few times! ...maybe you could just send Carol C over my way here in southern Ontario! :)