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Maiden's Prayer Chords

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by bender72, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. bender72

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    Can anyone point me to, or does anyone have any of the chord progressions for this song?

    I just play this (while my dad is playing violin) with straight up major chords but I want to play some of the better jazzier chord versions and progressions.....

    NE help would be appreciated, thanks....
     
  2. Leon Grizzard

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    In A?
     
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    yeah, in 'A'....
     
  4. Leon Grizzard

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    Later on I'll post a couple of links to previous posts of how I play this kind of thing; certainly not the last word, but may get you started.
     
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    "Maiden's Prayer" is one of those great old songs I have played different ways with different bands. I have played it straight ahead 3 chords and I have played "Jazzy" versions with various passing chords etc.

    Let's see what Leon posts. He is usually on the money.
     
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    Yeah, that's the way I've always played it, straight ahead and nothing but cowboy chords, but I've been listening to a few guys on youtube like Calvin Vollrath (Outstanding fiddler) and I like those arrangements a whole lot better.
     
  7. Leon Grizzard

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    This version?

    Is this the version you mean?

     
  8. Leon Grizzard

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    The truth is, I wouldn't do much on this song. I'm not even sure I would ever play an A7 or the walk up I show, or the Bm7 C#m7 turnaround, but I might. The A I show is just the way I play it, you could use a standard A barred chord at that same fret. Same with D chord at the 10th fret.
    Code:
      A   AM7       A6            A6      A7        D
    -------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------|
    -5-----5-----|--5-----------|-5---------------|-------------|
    -6-----6-----|--6-----------|-6-------6-------|-7-----------|
    ----/--6--/--|--4--/--/--/--|-4--/----5---/---|-4--/--/--/--|
    -7-----------|--------------|-----------------|-------------|
    -5-----5-----|--5-----------|-5-------5-------|-5-----------|
    Twi      light  falls         Ev'ning shadows   find–      
    
    
     E7                E7            E7                 A     Bm7 C#m7             
    -----------------|-------------|------------------|--------------|
    -5---------------|--5----------|-6----------------|---5-----7--9-|
    -7---------------|--7----------|-7----------------|---6-----7--9-|
    -6--/--/-----/---|--6-/--/--/--|-6-----/---/----/-|------/--7--9-|
    -----------------|-------------|------------------|---7----------|
    -7---------------|--7----------|-7----------------|---5-----7--9-|
     There neath the   stars    a    maiden so fair di - vine
    
    
     A    AM7      A6            A   Bm6 B#dim  A7   D
    -------------|-------------|-------------------|--------------|
    -5-----5-----|--5----------|-5-------7------8--|-10-----------|
    -6-----6-----|--6----------|-6----7--8------9--|-11-----------|
    ----/--6--/--|--4--/--/--/-|------5--7------7--|-----/--/--/--|
    -7-----------|-------------|-7-----------------|-12-----------|
    -5-----5-----|--5----------|-5----7--8------9--|-10-----------|
     All      a -   lone     I   seem to see    her  there    in her
    
    
      A          D               A       D
    ---------------------------|------------------|
    -5-------------------------|-5----------------|
    -6-----------7-------------|-6-------7--------|
    ---------/---4----/--------|-----/---4--/-----|
    -7-------------------------|-7----------------|
    -5-----------5-------------|-5-------5--------|
     eyes is a   light shining   ever so bright She
    
    
      A           E7       A
    --------------------|--------------|
    --5-----------5-----|--5-----------|
    --6-----------7-----|--6-----------|
    -----------/--6--/--|-----/--/--/--|
    --7-----------------|--7-----------|
    --5-----------7-----|--5-----------|
      whispered a silent   prayer.
     
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  9. bender72

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    Thanks alot Leon, a was looking at a few youtube clips, but I think I got the idea or chord bug, from listening to this clip from Calvins site http://www.calvinvollrath.com/index.php/home/sound
    just go down to the Maiden's prayer sound file... I was wondering about those walkdowns from the A-D turnarounds, and then the chords around 0.30 mark...

    Thanks for the tab, I haven't tried that arrangement yet, but I sure will later on today, thanks again.
     
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    I was wondering what 2 chords they are hitting after hitting the "A" at the 1:58 mark in this video....

     
  11. Leon Grizzard

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    I'm real bad at this, but something like:
    xx7779 xx7777 xx7675 xx6454 xx5343 xx4232 xx7655

    DM7 D6 A6 E Eb D A
     
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