Promise the World chords (live)

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Okeman
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Thanks Tim, these are great!

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professor_squishy wrote:Cool, thanks for this.

I just recently put one of my guitars in CGCFCE tuning to try to some Nick Drake stuff and am convinced Promise the World is in this tuning. If Jay is playing this in a standard D progression in concert, I guess that means he plays it live in D, but on the recording it's in that alt. C key?

CGCFCE sounds right to my cloth ears anyway... just haven't figured out how to play the right chords in that tuning.

Any ideas??
Unfortunately no ideas here. You are definitely right -- he plays it in CGCFCE on the record. Live, however, it's in standard D.

Tim in the ATL

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Post by professor_squishy »

Cool, thanks for this.

I just recently put one of my guitars in CGCFCE tuning to try to some Nick Drake stuff and am convinced Promise the World is in this tuning. If Jay is playing this in a standard D progression in concert, I guess that means he plays it live in D, but on the recording it's in that alt. C key?

CGCFCE sounds right to my cloth ears anyway... just haven't figured out how to play the right chords in that tuning.

Any ideas??

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Promise the World chords (live)

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So, on the record, Farrar obviously plays this in an alternate tuning (a la Nick Drake). The live version, however, is in standard tuning, no capo. I've included it below. I took this from watching thatbeat's Asheville recording.


[Intro]
D A G Em D A D

[D] Don't get down when the cavalry doesn't [G] arrive
That's only in [Em] Hollywood and they didn't get it [D] right
[D] There will be damage, there will be [G] hell to pay
Light after [A] darkness, that is the [D] way

[D] The air is colder closer [G] to the ground
Find your [Em] footing and leave [D] your doubts
[D] There will be damage, there will be [G] hell to pay
Light after [A] darkness, that is the [D] way

[D] Promise the world to each other, [G] to obey
In the end it [Em] matters, it's worth [D] the fight
[D] There will be damage, there will be [G] hell to pay
Light after [A] darkness, that is the [D] way

[D] We all move mountains that stand in the [G] way
Just part of [Em] being here, making things [D] right
[D] There will be damage, there will be [G] hell to pay
Light after [A] darkness, that is the [D] way


Tim in the ATL

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