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Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
10-Apr-09 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Sweet Mama Hurry Home (Jimmie Rodgers)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: Sweet Mama Hurry Home (Jimmie Rogers)
Hey:

I've done this song for many, many years, but I'm afraid I can't help you with the chords. Like alot of songs I've learned over my lifetime, I heard the chords in my head and then it was simply a matter of figuring out where to put my fingers to get them to come out of my guitar. Some of them, I have no idea what they're called.

When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be a jazz guitarist. I particularly loved Little Girl Blue and wanted to work it out on guitar. I came up with a decent version of the song, playing all the way up the neck, when I only knew five or six chords in the first position. All the rest of the chords, working my way up the neck were ones I figured out from my head. Later, Someone told me I was playing stuff like augmented seventh chords and many other names I'd never heard of and have since forgotten.

Some day I'll learn how to play guitar right.

Jerry

It's a great song, and Jimmy has a full orchestra backing him.