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Tennessee Waltz chords

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None of the other version use both the Em to Am soft combo in the second line of the verses and the B7 to C combo in the choruses. Some of these chords have been simplified from Norah's version. Again, learn this basic version, then start substituting more add9th's and sus2's and such. Listen to the video and experiment. Hopefully a good tab writer will tab Bonnie Raitt's slide solo. Guys might want to do this in C. Use major, not minor, pentatonic scales for fill-in and solo's. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Listen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzDUi_L6MzA&spfreload=10
( Capital 'M' means Major, small 'm' means minor,
i.e. GM7 means GMajor7th. G9 and GM9 still play the 
flattened 7th but add the 9th as well(or 2nd).] 
   Remember that it's 3/4 waltz timing. Learn to sing this
"on the beat" at first,then listen again to the above
video the learn how and when to sing "behind the beat".
The chords have been carefully placed to sing "on the beat". 
   The best thing about this version is the bluesy transition
chords and fill-ins. A guitar can play the basic chords done
by Norah Jones on piano.  Learn these basic chords and timing 
first, then re-listen to the video. The turnaround at the end
of the first two choruses, after the word 'waltz', can be done 
as follows:
for the 'G', play the descending notes B D B, Bb Db Bb, A C A, G.
for the 'D7', play the bass walk-up C C# D, then walk on up to the G.
  All three verses and both choruses have been added so 
that you can play or practice longer variations, adding fuller and 
more colorful chords as the song progresses. Bonnie and Norah
only do the first verse, chorus, long instrumentals, and repeat the
first chorus. Only Emmylou Harris sings all the verses. 
 Hope this has been helpful.)

[Intro]
G D G D7
G GM7 G9 C 
C#dim7 G D7 G

[Verse 1]
      G               GM7           G7        C  
I was dancin' with my darlin to the Tennessee Waltz
        G            Em          Am Am7 D D7
When an old friend I happened to see.
       G               GM7         G7              C   
I introduced him to my darlin' and while they were dancin'
   G               D7              G 
My friend stole my sweetheart from me.

[Chorus 1]
    G          B7            C         G
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
      G             Eadd9       A A7 D D7
Now I know just how much I have lost
       G              GM7         G7              C  
Yes, I lost my little darlin' the night they were playin'
     G         D7        G    G   D7
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz

[Instrumental]
G GM7 G7 C Em Am Am7 D D7

[Verse 2]
      G            GM7            G9        C  
Now I wonder how a dance like the Tennessee Waltz
           G         Em           Am  Am7 D D7
Could have broken my heart so complete
       G                 GM7          G9             C  
Well I couldn't blame my darlin', and who could help fallin'
   G            D7         G 
In love with my darlin' so sweet

[Chorus 2]
        G           B7           C         G
Well it must be the fault of the Tennessee Waltz
         G              Eadd9         A  A7 D D7
Wish I'd known just how much it would cost
      G             GM9              G9           C  
But I didn't see it comin', it's all over but the cryin'
         G          D7        G   G  D7
Blame it all on the Tennessee Waltz

[Verse 3]
         G                GM7             G9        C  
She goes dancin' with the darkness to the Tennessee Waltz
      G             Em       Am  Am7 D D7
And I feel like I'm falling apart
         G             GM9        G9      C  
And it's stronger than drink and it's deeper than sorrow
     G            D9         G 
This darkness she left in my heart

[Chorus 1]
    G          B7            C         G
I remember the night and the Tennessee Waltz
      G               Eadd9       A A7 D D7
Cause I know just how much I have lost
      G              GM9         G9              C  
Yes I lost my little darlin' the night they were playin'
     G         D7        G 
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz 

[Outro]
     G         D7        C Bm Am G 
That beautiful Tennessee Waltz
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tjmcbntmkr 178 Dec 23, 2016 12:38 PM

Bonnie and Norah-- what a combination -- nice work here

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