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Ill Take A Melody chords

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I'LL TAKE A MELODY
Jerry Garcia
(Allen Toussaint)

Bm7--> 797777

Intro:                                         
(lick 1)
 
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-11-9--11-9----------------------|
D|-----11----11-9--9-11-7----------|     
A|---------------12----------------|
E|---------------------------------|

or

E|-----------------------------------|
B|--7--5-----7--5--------------------|
G|--------6--------6--4--2--4---6---2|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
 
A                            Bm7
   I've seen the rain pouring down.  
E                          A            Asus4 A Asus4 
   The sky was grey with a speck of blue.
A                             Bm7
   Deep through a hole in the clouds -- 
E                         A      Asus4 A Asus4  
   the sun was screaming' hey you.
A                        Dmaj7  Bm7        
   As you ramble through your sorrow -- 
E                                 A    Asus4 A Asus4 
   Seems like everything come out wrong.
A                          Dmaj7  Bm7        
   I'm living in yesterday's tomorrow's, 
E                               A     Asus4 A 
   I know something's helping me along.

(lick 2)
 
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|
D|---12--9-------------------------|     
A|------------10--11---------------|
E|---------12--------12------------|

or

E|---------------------------------|
B|---5--3--------------------------|
G|----------4----------------------|
D|-------------2--5--6--2----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

               A          D              E
  I'll take a melody and see what I can do about it. --> (lick 2)
              A            D                E
  I'll take a simple C to G and feel brand new about it. --> (lick 2)
  F#m   C#m      F#m       C#m
  I understand why the old fisherman
         D                       C#m  F#m   C#m             F#m
  Sail alone, sail along, sail alone.                  Sail along
  Asus4              E7
  Someday he'll be gone   --->   (lick 1 x2)

A                               Dmaj7 Bm7
    I hear you talking' 'bout your troubles. 
E                           A         Asus4 A Asus4  
    Everybody's got their troubles too.
A                           Dmaj7 Bm7      
    You can make them burst like bubbles, 
E                          A      Asus4 A Asus4 
    If you know just what to do.
A                               Bm7     
    You know I've been called a dreamer. 
E                              A     Asus4 A Asus4  
    Dreams that never will come true.
A                                      Bm7
    But I've been called so many things before.  
E                         A     Asus4 A
    Tell you what I'm gonna do.
                                     
(lick 2)
 
E|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-9-------------------------------|
D|---12--9-------------------------|    
A|------------10--11---------------|
E|---------12--------12------------|

or

E|---------------------------------|
B|---5--3--------------------------|
G|----------4----------------------|
D|-------------2--5--6--2----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
 
               A          D              E
  I'll take a melody and see what I can do about it. --> (lick 2)
              A            D                E
  I'll take a simple C to G and feel brand new about it. --> (lick 2)
  F#m   C#m      F#m       C#m
  I understand why the old fisherman
         D                       C#m  F#m   C#m             F#m
  Sail alone, sail along, sail alone.                  Sail along
  Asus4              E7
  Someday he'll be gone   --->   (lick 1 x2)

Jam  ->  C   A    C   A   C  B  A# A  C  A  C  A  C  B (?)  <- 

(lick 2)

               A          D              E
  I'll take a melody and see what I can do about it. --> (lick 2)
              A            D                E
  I'll take a simple C and G and feel brand new about it. --> (lick 2)

A                            D                   
Shine on - keep on shining - shine on - keep on shining, 
E                       E7
shine on, keep on shining --> (lick 2)    (repeat to fade)

            
            
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garyfog 10 Aug 02, 2017 01:57 AM

the "jam" with the question mark... .try this:

C--- D---
C-A-
C (walk-down) A
C--- D--- E---
Riff

that's how I do it :)

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Skian 1,810 Aug 02, 2017 08:55 AM

Thank you for the input.

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