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Paul Kelly - Song Of The Old Rake (Chord)
Submitter: waynusofuranus (67) on 9/19/05
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SONG OF THE OLD RAKE
Written by Paul Kelly

4 beats per chord (cut time)     chord symbols with the  -  character
                                 are licks or fills described below

INTRO:
G  G  G  G

D7  D7-TURN  G  G

VERSE:
G              G              G            G
  Pretty child come here to me  and listen to my story
D7          D7             G   G
  Won't you sit down on my knee
G               G                 G          G
  Your eyes are like your mother's  and your mother's mother's
D7  D7                        G  G-UP
    Deeper than the deep blue sea

CHORUS:
C          C       G       G-DOWN
  All them girls I used to love
D7       D7         G          G-UP
  By the fire all a-lone I sit dreaming of
C          C       G       G-DOWN
  All them girls I used to hold
D7  D7                   G   G
  I made their love turn cold

RE-INTRO:
G  G  G  G

D7  D7-TURN  G  G

VERSE:
G           G               G           G
  These old bones are aching  these old hands are shaking
D7     D7              G   G
  Lord I can't see the page
G             G                G          G
  Sing me the song I taught you  fetch my wine and water
D7      D7                     G    G-UP
  Never thought I'd reach this stage

CHORUS:
C          C       G       G-DOWN
  All them girls I used to know
D7       D7          G       G-UP
  Like a fool acting smart I let them go
C          C     G         G-DOWN
  All them girls long time gone
D7  D7               G  G
  I lost them one by one

RE-INTRO:  (two times)
G  G  G  G

D7  D7-TURN  G  G

CHORUS:
C          C                G      G-DOWN
  All them girls with their creamy skin
D7         D7           G              G-UP
  What I'd give just to have one in my arms again
C       C             G        G-DOWN
  Oh my girl when you start to play
D7      D7                G  G-UP
  Don't give your heart a-way

CHORUS:
C          C       G       G-DOWN
  All them girls I used to kiss
D7        D7          G             G-UP
  I don't know how my days all came down to this
C          C       G       G-DOWN
  All them girls I used to hold
D7  D7                   G   G-UP
  I made their love turn cold

TAG:
C       C             G        G-DOWN
  Oh my girl when you start to play
D7      D7                G-TURN  G (end on 3)
  Don't give your heart a-way

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The high-pitched guitars suggest a capo may have been used
fifth fret (key of D) or seventh fret (key of C)
but I think they are in 'hi-string' or Nashville tuning.

CHORDS:
     G    D7   C    suggested gauges
e'|--3----2----0--|  010
b |--0----1----1--|  014
g'|--0----2----0--|  008/9   1st-string )
d'|--0----0----2--|  011     2nd-string  ) from light gauge set
a |--2----0----3--|  016     3rd-string )
E |--3------------|  024/26w 4th-string )

The rhythm is an alternating bass-chord pattern in cut time.
    G
    1  2  3  4 
e'|----3-----3-|
b |----0-----0-|
g'|----0-----0-|
d'|----0-----0-|
a |------------|
E |-3-----3----|

The guitar plays familiar 'walking' lines to link the chords.
There appears to be a second guitar and a mandolin doubling and
harmonising the lines creating occasional polychords  C|G  Am|G
Notes in parentheses are excerpts from the mandolin part.

INTRO:
    G               G             G               G
    1  2 + 3 + 4    1  2  3  4    1  2 + 3 + 4    1  2  3  4
e'|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
b |----------0----|-------------|----------0----|-------------|
g'|----0-----0-0--|-0-----------|----0-----0-0--|-0-----0-----|
d'|----0h2-----0--|-0-----------|----0h2-----0--|-0-----0-----|
a |---------------|----2--0-----|---------------|----2-----2--|
E |---------------|----------3--|---------------|-------------|
  |    C          |       Am    |    C          |             |
e'|---(7h8)-------|-------------|---(7h8)-------|-------------|
b |---------------|------(5)(3)-|---------------|-------------|
g'|----9----------|-7-----------|----9----------|-7-----7-----|
d'|----9----------|-9-----------|----9----------|-9-----9-----|
a |---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
E |---------------|-------8--7--|---------------|-------------|
                          ?  ?

    D7               D7-TURN        G              G
    1  2 + 3 + 4 +   1  2 + 3  4    1  2  3 + 4    1  2  3  4
e'|----2-------2---|--------------|----3------3--|----3-----3--|
b |----1-------1---|--------------|----0------0--|----0-----0--|
g'|----2-------2---|--------------|----0------0--|----0-----0--|
d'|----0-------0---|--------------|----0--0h2-0--|----0-----0--|
a |-0------0-------|-0--3---2--0--|--------------|-------2-----|
E |----------------|--------------|-3------------|-3-----------|
  |                |              |       C      |       Am    |
e'|----------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
b |------------7---|-5--7---7--5--|-3-----3------|-3-----1-----|
g'|-5----5-------5-|-5--7h9-7--5--|-4-----4h5----|-4-----2-----|
d'|-7--7-----7-----|- /s --- /s --|--------------|-------------|
a |----------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
E |----------------|--------------|--------------|-------------|
                      /s = scrape

CHORUS:
    G-UP          C                 G-DOWN        D7
    1  2  3  4    1  2              1  2  3  4    1  2
e'|-------------|----0--~~      e'|-------------|----2--~~
b |-------------|----1--~~      b |-------------|----1--~~
g'|-------------|----0--~~      g'|-------------|----2--~~
d'|-------------|----2--~~      d'|----0--------|----0--~~
a |-------0--2--|-3-----~~      a |-------3--2--|-0-----~~
E |-3--3--------|-------~~      E |-3-----------|-------~~
  |             |                 |             |
e'|-------------|-------~~      e'|-------------|-------~~
b |-------------|-------~~      b |-------------|-------~~
g'|----4--5--7--|-9-----~~      g'|----7--5--4--|-2-----~~
d'|----5--7--9--|-10----~~      d'|----9--7--5--|-4-----~~
a |-------------|-------~~      a |-------------|-------~~
E |-------------|-------~~      E |-------------|-------~~

ENDING:
    G-TURN        G
    1  2  3  4    1  2  3
e'|-------------|-------3-----|
b |-------------|-------0-----|
g'|-------------|-------0-----|
d'|-------------|-------0-----|
a |----3--2--0--|-------2-----|
E |-3-----------|-3-----3-----|
  |             |             |
e'|-------------|-------------|
b |----5--3--1--|-0-----------|
g'|----5--4--2--|-0-----------|
d'|-------------|-------------|
a |-------------|-------------|
E |-------------|-------------|


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