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Garden Party Chords

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Intro: Starts with 5th string bass notes: A, B, C#

D     D(C#bass)  D (B bass)  D (A bass)  D     D(B bass) D(G bass) D(A bass)
Ooh   Ooh        Ooh         Ooh         Ooh


Verse 1:

D                  G            D                 G
I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends.

D           D(C#bass)  D(B bass) D(A bass) G            A     D
A chance to share old  memories            and play our songs again.

D                         G     D                G
When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name,

    D      D(C#bass)  D(B bass)  D(A bass) G            A     D
but no one recog  -   nized    me,         I didn't look the same


Chorus:

D         G   A     D    D(B bass)    G          A      D
But it's, all right now.            I learned my lesson well.

             G            D                G      A      D
You see you, can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.


Verse 2:

D                G             D            G
People came from miles around. Everyone was there.

D    D(C#bass)   D(B bass) D(A bass)            G    A     D
Yoko brought her walrus.             There was magic in the air.

D               G       D          G
And over in the corner, much to my surprise,

D   D(C#bass)     D(B bass) D(A bass) G       A     D
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's   shoes     wearing his disguise.


Chorus:

D         G   A     D    D(B bass)   G          A      D
But it's, all right now.           I learned my lesson well.

             G            D                G      A      D
You see you, can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

G   A  D    G     A     D        G          D     G  A  D 
Lot da da,  lot n da da da


Verse 3:

D                     G            D                       G
I played them all the old songs, I thought that's why they came.

D      D(C#bass) D(B bass) D(A bass) G          A       D
No one heard the music,              We didn't look the same.

D                G          D              G
I said hello to "Mary Lou", she belongs to me.

       D      D(C#bass)    D(B bass) D(A bass) G       A     D
When I sang a song about a honky tonk,         it was time to leave.


Chorus:

D         G   A     D    D(B bass)   G          A      D
But it's, all right now.           I learned my lesson well.

             G            D                G      A      D
You see you, can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

G   A  D    G     A     D        G         D     G  A  D
Lot da da,  lot n da da da


Verse 4:

D                     G               D                      G
Someone opened up the closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode,

D       D(C#bass)     D(B bass) D(A bass)   G       A      D
Playing guitar like a ringin' a bell    and lookin'like he should.

                            G          D                G
If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck

       D   D(C#bass) D(B bass) D(A bass) G          A       D
But if memories were all     I sang,     I'd rather drive a truck.


Chorus:

D         G   A     D    D(B bass)   G          A      D
But it's, all right now.           I learned my lesson well.

             G            D                G      A      D
You see you, can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.

G   A  D    G     A     D        G       D        G   A   D
Lot da da,  lot n da da da


Final Chorus:

D         G   A     D    D(B bass)   G          A      D
And it's, all right now.           I learned my lesson well.

             G            D                G      A      D
You see you, can't please everyone, so you got to please yourself.






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docweasel wrote on July 28 2010, 11:00 am

I've looked at all these tabs and no one has this exactly right. You can see in live videos, Nelson and his guitarist play an Em9 A D instead of the more common IV chord G A D on the last phrase of the verse and chorus, i.e. "didn't look the same" and "have to please yourself".

Try it, it breaks up a rather mundane and unoriginal chord pattern with a prettier chord. The band America used to use that chord a lot (such as on the song "Old Virginia", which uses the same Em9 A D phrase).

You can play it prettier, 022032; or easier, 020002 or however you want:
E root / B min 3th / G 5th / D dom7 / F# dom9

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docweasel wrote on July 28 2010, 11:01 am

heh whoops, the B is the 5th and the G is the minor 3rd, by bad ;)

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DitatDeus wrote on June 15 2011, 10:24 pm

i have no idea what you're talking about.

but i like it!

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