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Mark Dooley
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:34 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 02 Aug 2007 Posts: 4 Location: Wallasey, Merseyside, UK
There doesnt seem to be chords for hard to love (OCMS CD)so here's my best guess...Key on CD is A but I've done them as G shapes for capo2 as its easier for me on either guitar or banjo!

Chorus
[G]Well its hard to love and not be loved
It's hard to please your [C]mind
When you've [G]broken the heart of many a poor boy
But you'll [D7]never break this heart of [G]mine

Verse
[G]Can't you see that lonesome ship that sails
That sails from shore to [C]shore
If [G]I was on that lonesome ship
I'd [D7]sail away no [G]more
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Simon
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:10 am Reply with quote
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nice!
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GumboStu
Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:49 am Reply with quote
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On the Dock Boggs Revenant CD there's a track by Kentucky banjo player, Hayes Shephard, called Hard For To Love that starts:

Oh it's hard for to love when you can't be loved
it's hard for to change your mind
When youve broken the heart of many a poor boy
But youll never break this heart of mine

the other verses are distinctly different but similar enough to be familiar

there's a "Who's gonna shoe your pretty little feet" verse
and a "Do you see that pretty turtle dove a-singing in the pines verse"

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:59 pm Reply with quote
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Code:
Intro

   & 4 &  1  &  2  &   3  &  4   &    1  &     2  &  3  &  4   &
E|-------|---------------------------|---------------------------
A|-------|---------1---1-2--2----2-1-|0--0-1--0---------s2----3--
E|-0---1-|1-3-3----0---0-0--0----0-0-|0--0-0--0--1--0----0----0--
A|-0---0-|0-0-0----------------------|-----------0--0------------


  1   &    2   &  3  &  4  &  1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
E|0---1---0------------0----|----0-1-3---1-------0-1-3---1--
A|0---0---0---3--2--3--0--2-|3---------------3--------------
E|------------0--0--0-----0-|0---------------0--------------
A|--------------------------|-------------------------------


  1 &  2  &   3  &   4    &   1    &   2  &  3   &  4   &
E|----------------1---0--1--|0-1-0-----------------------
A|4----4--3--4----0---0--0--|0-0-0-3-2--1--0-------------
E|0----0--0--0--------------|------0-0--0--0-----1--0-1--
A|--------------------------|--------------------0--0-0--


  1   &   2    &   3   &   4  &  1   &   2   &   3   
E|-----------------------------|----------------------
A|0-------2---0-2-1-----1-2--1-|0-----0---------------
E|0-------0---0-0-0-----0-0--0-|0-----0---1-0---------
A|-----------------------------|--------------1-0-----







Ending Riff

  1    &   2   &   3   &   4   &   
E|----3-1-0-1-0------------------|
A|----0-0-0-0-0-3-2-0-1----------|
E|--------------0-0-0-0---0------|
A|-----------------------s2------|


The original thread is locked, so I'm posting this here.
The trickiest part of this song is definitely the rhythm, so I was careful to be accurate with it. The cool thing about this song is it keeps repeating with minimal variation, so once you've got that intro down, that's it!


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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:24 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks, whistle

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Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:37 am Reply with quote
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some of my favorite old crow songs are by dock boggs.

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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:54 pm Reply with quote
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A little clarification on Hard To Love. Story by Ketch Secor in the spring of 2001.

"Now let me tell you a little bit of this - we're gonna give you this tune, now - we used to live up - you know I was talkin' - remember about my pig and my sheep, right - well back in that land of, uh, the free up in the fine State of North Carolina - the Old North State - we used to live up there - Avery and Watauga counties and - there was some real fine old musicians up there - i mean old people - old ladies and old men - people - people that could hardly walk but could still carry a tune - I met a woman up there about eighty-three years old - Margie Harmon - Margie Harmon, she, uh - she hadn't played the guitar in forty years - she didn't even have a set of guitar strings on her guitar...
...Margie Harmon, right - she, she brings out this chest, right - this old, dusty chest - after I put her guitar strings on for her and she plays John Hardy - this old lady, right - and she pulls out this old chest and dusts it off and opens up this old book and said 'now, my brother was killed in the Second World War, but we used to have a band and we used to tour all over the state and this is his songbook' - and I looked at the very first page and I saw this song Hard To Love And Not Be Loved - and, uh, so we went ahead and, uh, we went ahead and worked on this one - we recorded it but we never got to release it, because it was, uh, too crude - but we'll try this one - she went on the road with Bascom Lamar Lunsford if you know of his fame."

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:11 pm Reply with quote
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too crude? i take it he means technically? not lyrically?
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pittsyltucky
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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yes, technically...

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The whistle knows my name
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Here's a recording of Margie with her brother, R.L. Harmon, singing The Soldier and the Lady. This 2-album collection also features lots of songs by the Presnell clan which the Old Crows got to know well during their time on Beech Mountain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwC9In991nY

Ketch: "They really took us in, and we’re still friends with a lot of Trivettes and Presnells and Harmons.”

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darn that's not available in ireland :(

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