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Chord Req: The King's Shilling

17 May 11 - 09:20 AM (#3155674)
Subject: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV

The Battlefield Band's version, found on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyFSszgqwig

I'm having a bit of trouble with the chords (especially on the chorus) and wondered if any of you all would be willing to give me some help.

Thanks so much.


17 May 11 - 03:10 PM (#3155857)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: michaelr

I hear D, G, A and Bm. That should cover it.

Cheers,
Michael


18 May 11 - 02:34 PM (#3156451)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV

Thanks, Michael.


18 May 11 - 07:48 PM (#3156693)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Gallus Moll

Song was written by Iain Sinclair of Mirk, sung by his wife Margie of the amazingly dark treacle voice - -I have the vinyl - --


18 May 11 - 07:55 PM (#3156702)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: michaelr

Are you sure about that? All versions I see say it's trad.


18 May 11 - 08:41 PM (#3156716)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV

I thought it was traditional, too... could be wrong.


18 May 11 - 09:27 PM (#3156725)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Effsee

Definitely an Ian Sinclair song, as stated, sung by his wife Margie!
No question. Certain Irish singers have been informed of this fact!


19 May 11 - 07:59 PM (#3157273)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle

IMHO it does not need accompaniment, the sang's the thing! Most singarounds I've heard it, it has been sung a cappella.
Not the only song - or tune -by far that has been passed off as trad, when the composer is known.


19 May 11 - 08:05 PM (#3157275)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Herga Kitty

See also this thread .

Kitty


19 May 11 - 08:10 PM (#3157277)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle

Here's a very instrumental version, from "The Transatlantic Sessions" series 4. Timing's slightly different from the version i know, but no bad, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDhfqy4S6hI&feature=related


19 May 11 - 09:50 PM (#3157321)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: EllenV

Ah, I like that version, Tattie. Different but really lovely. Thanks for linking it.

Kitty, I think that's a different "King's Shilling" than the one I was referencing...


08 Mar 18 - 11:59 AM (#3910072)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: GUEST

G
Oh my love has left me with bairnes twa

And that's the last of him I ever saw
                                  Em
He joined the army and marched to war
            Am7
He took the shilling,
             C                D      G
He took the shilling and he's off to war

Chorus:
G    C       G                     Am
Come, laddies, come, hear the cannon roar
         G                   C      D      G
Take the king’s shilling and you’re off to war


08 Mar 18 - 06:11 PM (#3910109)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Gallus Moll

----everyone should really try to hear the Mirk original, with the composer Iain on fiddle and Margie's wonderful voice singing - -- -


08 Mar 18 - 07:34 PM (#3910119)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: The King's Shilling
From: Tattie Bogle

Yes, it has a very specific rhythm, and many people who have covered it have changed it in various ways. I prefer the original.