11 March, 2009

oh estelle, you were right! (or how to play my songs)




howdy! i wasnt planning on a bloggie today, but a thought occured to me as i was going through some emails from listeners and answering them... several of you have written asking for chords to some songs of mine. at one point, on an ancient version of my site, there was a TABS link. and i had quite a few songs up there that friends had sent in. maybe i will find it again and put it up. maybe one of you wants to become OFFICIAL ERIN MCKEOWN TABMASTER. yes? you can email me: mckeown.the.writer@gmail.com . meantime, i'll throw a few up here that were recently requested...



"you were right about everything"
the song is in A... the form is:

A A/c# F#m E D
A A/c# F#m E D
E F#m D A
E F#m D A
A A/c# D A
E F#m D A

for the outro, i just repeat the last line of the form, over and over. ad infinitum. or ad nauseum.
oh! and it's nice to throw in an Asus every once in awhile. suspend for drama!

"la petite mort (oh estelle)"

the song is in C, but i play it capo-ed at the 5th fret.
so here are the "cheating" chords so you dont have to transpose in your mind.
HINT: the song is in B (capo4) on the "distillation"recording

verse:
G D/F# Em C
G D/F# Em D7
B B Em C
G D/F# Em C D7

chorus:
G D/F# Em C
G D/F# Em Cm
G D/F# Em C
G D/F# Em C D7

in the second chorus, the last line looks like this:

G D/F# Em Am F

and then you're off to the races, solo-ing over whatever you like...

ok, now, here's your assignment... learn to play any of my songs (you can email me for help), make a wee video (a la "slung lo on the uke") and post them to you tube... get creative!