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dogsbody
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Hi everyone and Happy Birthday Vic Lewis.

Here's a great easy song from the pen of the great late and sadly missed Ronnie Laine written for Rod Stewart and the Faces during their hayday in the early 70's. It has a lovely chord progression of D Em7 and G which is easy to master. Then in the verses you don't even need the G.

I practiced it myself just once the evening before going to my local open mic and took the risk of playing it there. It went ok except that I could have done with Vic Lewis's vocal style to sing it in an authentic Rod Stewart style. But I had so much fun with just playing it.

I've attached a couple of youtube links of Ronnie Laine's own version with his later band "Slim Chance" and one of Rod Stewart with those beautiful Corrs ladies doing a great live version.

Ronnie's version is capoed up but you don't need to.

intro:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|
Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

1st Verse:
D Em7
Poor old granddad, I laughed at all his words,
D Em7
I thought he was a bitter man, he spoke of women's ways,
D Em7
They'll trap you, and they'll use you, and before you even know,
D Em7
For love is blind and your far to kind, don't ever let it show.

Chorus:
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger,
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was stronger.

Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

2nd Verse:
D Em7
The Can Can's such a pretty show, they'll steal your heart away,
D Em7
But backstage's back on earth again, the dressing rooms are great,
D Em7
They'll come on strong and it ain't to long, before they make you feel a man,
D Em7
But love is blind and you soon will find, your just a boy again.

Chorus:
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger,
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was stronger.

Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

3rd Verse:
D Em7
When you want her lips, you get her cheek, makes you wonder where you are,
D Em7
If you want some more, and she's fast asleep, leaves you twinklin' with the stars,
D Em7
Poor young grandson, there's nothing I can say,
D Em7
You'll have to learn just like me, and that's the hardest way.

Chorus:
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger,
D Em7 G
I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was stronger.

Melody:

Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

D Em7
Oh la la, oh la la ya ya ya,
D Em7
Oh la la, oh la la ya ya ya.

Melody:strum

D Em7 G
e|--2-2-2-2-2-----3-3-3-3-3------------------|
B|--3-3-3-3-3--------------------------------|
G|--2-2-2-4-2---------0-0-0------------------| x4
D|------------4-0-2-2-------4-2-0------------|
A|----------------2-2-2-2-2------------------|
E|--------------------3-3-3------------------|

Outro: (slowly fade out)

D Em7 G
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|--2----------------------------|
D|----5-4-2-0h2-4-5-4-2----------|
A|----------------------5-0h2-5--|
E|-------------------------------|

Youtube Links:

Have fun everybody

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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Vic Lewis VL
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Nice one, Chris. I'll have to have a go at this in the AM when I'm sober - welll, maybe PM, but you know what I mean! Sure I've got this on a cassette single somewhere - wasn't it re-released about '96, '97 or so? Have to see if I can dig it out!

BTW I have actually worked out the guitar riff to "Pool Hall Richard" - I'm hitting it about 5/10, which is better than yesterday's 3/10 - but I think we'd have to have an intermediate song database for that one. I COULD tab it it out - but it'd be tricky, BUT....if I get enough requests (alright, A Request) I might be tempted.

Thanks, Chris!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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