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lamarca Chord Req: More about 'Anderson's Coast' (26) RE: Chord Req: More about 'Anderson's Coast' 18 Aug 05


I heard Anderson's Coast from Danny first, with his haunting concertina accompaniment, and George and I quickly found some neat harmonies that fit right in. Then last winter, we heard Gordon Bok sing it with guitar accompaniment - and none of our harmonies worked! Gordon had learned it from John when Gordon toured over in Oz... Since then we've heard several other folks here in the States sing it, and no two of them have the tune exactly the same. Obviously it's one of those deceptively "simple" tunes that sound different depending on who the singer learned it from, the singer's "Tune Memory" aptitude, the backing chords chosen by both the source and the interpreter and the phase of the moon...

It's still a fantastic song - we'd be singing it ourselves, if half our social singing group hadn't already gone and learned it first!


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