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  • Cool song, but can't figure out this chord...

    I'm trying to learn this arrangement of a song by the Handsome Family. The version I'm trying to learn is a cover by Davie Lawson. It's pretty straightforward but I'm, embarrassingly, stuck on this chord, maybe you guys could help me out.



    It's the chord right after the E in the last line of the second verse. Sounds like some kind of E variant, but I can't figure it out. It's also after the G in the chorus. Chords not relevant to capo, obv. The one I can't figure out is labeled as "_?_".

    Edit: HC killed my formatting but you get the idea.

    Here's what I got so far...

    E A E
    We stopped for coffee in the redwood forest

    G A E G A E
    Giant dripping leaves, spoons of powdered cream

    E A E
    I wanted to kiss you, but I wasn't sure how

    G A E G A E
    Like those Indians, lost in the rain forest

    E A E
    Forced to drag burning wood wherever they went

    G A E G A E _?_ E
    They had all forgotten, how to start a fire

    Chorus:
    G _?_




    Thanks!
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  • #2
    If you use the
     tags the format will stay put. What's the clock # at your chord?
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    • #3
      First at 0:39 in the intro, then again at 1:28ish. Thanks!
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      • #4
        B7

        x21202 (relative to capo)

        Also, they had _long_ forgotten how to start a fire.

        Cheers,

        GaJ
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        • #5
          I think it's B7(add sus4)/E

          Not as complicated as the title suggests. He's playing (Capo=0):
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          Thinking too much produces exactly the opposite of the intended outcome.

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          • #6
            I think it's B7(add sus4)/E

            Not as complicated as the title suggests. He's playing (Capo=0):
            -0-
            -0-
            -2-
            -1-
            -2-
            -0-


            Well, it need not be such a complicated name. Sus replaces the 3rd with a 4th, while add just adds a 4th, so having both in the name is contradictory. B7add4 is all that's needed (well, B7add4/E). However, because it's a 7th chord, B11/E is even more correct, and simpler.
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            • #7
              Well, it need not be such a complicated name. Sus replaces the 3rd with a 4th, while add just adds a 4th, so having both in the name is contradictory. B7add4 is all that's needed (well, B7add4/E). However, because it's a 7th chord, B11/E is even more correct, and simpler.

              Yup! easy to play, but I never know what to call it...
              From this day forward, I'm going to call it "Paul"
              Thinking too much produces exactly the opposite of the intended outcome.

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              • #8
                It's funny, I've always "optionally" played the F# on the top E string with that chord, seeing it as basically the same sound, calling it B7 anyhow.

                I agree that the top F# is not being played. If I was covering this, I might or might not play it depending on my mood...

                GaJ
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