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From Hank To Hendrix - Neil Young


(@dogsbody)
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Here's an easy one from Neil Young. This guy is at the top of my playlist still, especially the album this song comes from, "Harvest Moon" brilliant songs throughout. A great album for all us guitar lovers.

I still have trouble describing strum patterns, so you are just going to get this album on CD. You won't regret it. IMHO it's Neils best, never been surpassed.

Again its a straight chord progression with a Bm barre, this time changing from a "G" open chord.

Intro: (2x)

G Bm C Am (4 measures of each chord)
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Em G C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Verse 1:

(G)From Hank to (Bm)Hendrix

(C)I walked these streets with (Am)you

(Em)Here I am with this (G)old guitar

(C)doin' what I (Am)do

(G)I always (Bm)expected

(C)That you would see me (Am)through

(Em)I never believed (G)in much

(C)But I believed in (Am)you

Fill:

(G)/ / / / / / / /

Chorus:

(F)Can we get it together,

can we (C)still stand side by (G)side

(F)Can we make it last,

(C)like a musical (G hold)ride

Intro chords x1:

G Bm C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Em G C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Verse 2:

(G)From Marilyn to (Bm)Madonna

(C)I've always loved your (Am)smile

(Em)Now headed for the (G)big divorce

(C)California (Am)style

(G)I can hear myself (Bm)singin'

(C)Like a long lost (Am)friend

(Em)The same thing that makes (G)you live

(C)Can kill you in the (Am)end

Fill:

(G)/ / / / / / / /

Chorus:

(F)Can we get it together,

can we (C)still stand side by (G)side

(F)Can we make it last,

(C)like a musical (G hold)ride

Intro chords 2x:

G Bm C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Em G C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Verse 3:

(G)Sometimes it's (Bm)distorted

(C)And not clear to (Am)you

(Em)Sometimes the beauty (G)of love

(C)Just comes ringin' (Am)through

(G)New glass in the (Bm)windows

(C)New leaf on (Am)tree

(Em)New distance (G)between us

(C)You and (Am)Me

Chorus:

(F)Can we get it together,

can we (C)still stand side by (G)side

(F)Can we make it last,

(C)like a musical (G hold)ride

Intro chords 2x:

G Bm C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Em G C Am
/ / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

(G hold)

Enjoy it folks,

All the best

Chris

ps
Here's a youtube link to a guy doing this song really well and you can see his strum pattern and fretting. Couldn't find a decent version by Neil himself, only one there had poor volume and picture. Hope the guy doesn't mind me using this. Hey he's a lefty like me!! Cool guy!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oreDNls2V4

The guitar is all right John but you'll never make a living out of it! (John Lennon's Aunt Mimi)


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(@mattguitar_1567859575)
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cheers Chris, nice song and agree, good link to a cool guy. Harmonica AND guitar, whilst recording. Top man...

And the good news is, i have nailed the Bm barre wooo hooo....

all the best and good to see you still on here

Matt


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 klim
(@klim)
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Posts: 273
 

Thank You, dogsbody.

It's a beautiful song.

Someday, I'll have to learn the harmonica too, sigh.

Kenny


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