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Slydog
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This looks great. How do you form a D/F# chord though?

As you suggested in the answer to your own question, you play a regular D while fretting the second fret of the low E - to which I would add that you can fret the low E with your thumb by wrapping it over the neck.

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csmart01
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I have always played this:

A C#m D
I pulled into nazareth, I was feelin' bout half past dead

etc....

Chorus
A A/G# D
Take a load off Annie/Fannie?

My question is... what key is this in? E? ...or am I figuring that out wrong? which is probably the case :?


   
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Misanthrope
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I have always played this:

A C#m D
I pulled into nazareth, I was feelin' bout half past dead

etc....

Chorus
A A/G# D
Take a load off Annie/Fannie?

My question is... what key is this in? E? ...or am I figuring that out wrong? which is probably the case :?
Looks like A to me from those chords.

Assuming every chord is in the key, with A and D as major chords we're looking at A (A, D and E are major) or D (D, G and A as major). C#m is in A (although C#dim is in D and substituting a minor for the diminished is common enough for it not to be a big problem), and the G# used as bass note is also in the A major scale, but not in D.

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sdolsay
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It's kinda funny, I've been a big fan of the Band for many years, and I knew that the Nazareth line was refering to Nazareth Penn. and whenever I told anyone that they just looked at me kinda funny until I explained the connection to Martin Guitars, it just goes to show you how a song can mean one thing to the writer and someting else to the listener...I like it when a song is like that.

It makes me understand Dylan and some of the other song writers not really wanting to explain what a song means cos the meaning may change depending on who is listening, they prob dig than, I know I would.

BTW if anyone reading this hasn't seen The Last Waltz I highly recommend you get the DVD, preferably the 25 anniversary edition, great concert, I really like the part where Robbie Robertson and Eric Claption get into the little guitar duel :)

Rick Danko singing It Makes No Difference in this concert is just a mornful performance and another high spot.

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csmart01
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I have always played this:

A C#m D
I pulled into nazareth, I was feelin' bout half past dead

etc....

Chorus
A A/G# D
Take a load off Annie/Fannie?

My question is... what key is this in? E? ...or am I figuring that out wrong? which is probably the case :?
Looks like A to me from those chords.

Assuming every chord is in the key, with A and D as major chords we're looking at A (A, D and E are major) or D (D, G and A as major). C#m is in A (although C#dim is in D and substituting a minor for the diminished is common enough for it not to be a big problem), and the G# used as bass note is also in the A major scale, but not in D.
Thanks! I knew I was missing something. Now can you explain why this is also A? ... please :D
THE WEIGHT - The Band (Robbie Robertson)(Capo 2nd fret / Key of A)

VERSE 1: (As throughout the song, play the C as C/G = 3 3 2 0 1 0)

G Bm C G
I PULLED INTO NAZARETH, WAS FEELING ‘BOUT HALF PAST DEAD.


   
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Anthonys53
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This is a greatsong! Thank you!

Can anyone tell me how to copy/paste so that evrything lines up? I select everything icluding "code" but nothing ever lines up.

Thanks for the help!

Anthonys


   
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Robbie
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Make sure your Font is set to "Courier" This font has all the letters of the alphabet taking the same spacing. The program I use to cut and paste is Notepad but I am sure that all programs have Courier Font as an option.
Robbie


   
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Anthonys53
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Hey Robble!

Thanks a lot! That worked just fine. Happy Holidats!

Anthonys


   
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BTW if anyone reading this hasn't seen The Last Waltz I highly recommend you get the DVD, preferably the 25 anniversary edition, great concert, I really like the part where Robbie Robertson and Eric Claption get into the little guitar duel :)

EC dropping his guitar and Robbie jumping in on the fly - classic - yes get it!!!

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