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Help! Rhythm Guitar - Emmylou Harris

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I absolutely love the song by Emmylou Harris, 'Rhythm Guitar' (as you can probably tell by my signature!), and I have been trying to play it ever since I first heard it. My biggest problem is that I'm not good enough to be able to hear it and then play it. I need to see it in front of my face on a piece of paper or a computer screen, preferably in tab form, but all I can find on the internet is a chord version that really isn't doing me much good other than to tell me what chords to play. (I'll post it below.) So, I thought that, maybe, if I uploaded the actual song to my website, someone in this wonderful group of people might be able to listen to it and give me some hints as to how to play it, out of the goodness of their hearts and with my undying gratitude! :?: I just can't get the pattern. It sounds so darn simple, and it never changes throughout the song (except for a neat little solo thing!), but it's evidently beyond me! The URL to hear the song is http://www.elecktrablue.com/rhythm_guitar.html Just click the link to download. It's a HUGE file, btw.

Here's the chord version:
Emmylou Harris Rhythm Guitar
written by Emmylou Harris and Paul Kennerley

D
She played around town till she opened the show
A D
For a high rolling singer up from Tupelo
D
He saw her in the lights and he gave her a hand
A D
Next thing Sally knew she was one of the band
G D
She said don't give me nothing that I can't use
D A D
I got the rhythmn and I don't need the blues
G D
I don't ride no shooting star
D A D
Just wanna play on the rhythmn guitar
D
She was the sweetest thing that he ever had seen
D A D
And he had quite a few of them backstage queens
D
She was the prettiest thing that he ever had heard
D A D
Playing rhythmn guitar and singing the third
G D
She said don't give me nothing that I can't use
D A D
I got the rhythmn and I don't need the blues
G D
I don't ride no shooting star
D A D
Just wanna play on the rhythmn guitar

SOLO

D
Well Sally keeps her feet planted on the ground
D A D
She don't lose her head when the sun goes down
D
Everybody's out looking for romance
D A D
But Sally just wants to get the people to dance
G D
She said don't give me nothing that I can't use
D A D
I got the rhythmn and I don't need the blues
G D
I don't ride no shooting star
D A D
Just wanna play on the rhythmn guitar
G D
She said don't give me nothing that I can't use
D A D
I got the rhythmn and I don't need the blues
G D
I don't ride no shooting star
D A D
Just wanna play on the rhythmn guitar

Any and all suggestions, diagrams, blueprints, etc.... greatly appreciated! :wink:

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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