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Lay Down chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 18:52:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: DKings8709@aol.com
Subject: Lay Down by The Strawbs

Title: Lay Down  (Cousins)
Band: The Strawbs
Recording date 1972 - 73 ish


This is an excellent electric folk/rock song recorded by the Strawbs over 25 years
ago. I'm sure that the chords are far too simplistic but it sounds reasonable. There is
as I remember an excellent lead break which unfortunately I can't reprodure. Any
updates or improvements very welcome.


David Woollard-Kingston dwk@usa.net

G                                         C
By still waters I lay down with the lambs
              G                          D
In pastures green I made peace with my soul
      C                 G
And I cared not for the night
                            C
While my guiding star shone bright
         G            C
By still waters I lay down
      G
I lay down.


D   G     D Dsus   C
Lay down, I lay me down
D   G     D Dsus   C
Lay down, I lay me down
D   G     D Dsus   C
Lay down, I lay me down
C    D G
For my soul.


At the roadside I took toll of my times
In dirty streets I found peace for my soul
May the merciful be right
Are you ready for the night
At the roadside I lay down
I lay down.


Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
For my soul.


In deep sorrow I took flight with the sun
>From mountains high I gained strength for my soul
I proved stronger than the test
When my spirit came to rest
In deep sorrow I lay down
I lay down.


Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
Lay down, I lay me down
For my soul.

            
            
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yesfan3587 10 Aug 24, 2011 01:44 PM

The song is in E major, not G major. There's also a key change to F# major after the solo. The bridge/solo is (in E major): c#m-B-A-E-F#, c#m-B-A-E-F#11. Listen to the track for the rhythm, as it is very specific. By f#11 I mean bottom to top 244300. The solo is the same as the chorus twice, just in the new key of F# (up a whole step). The first time the solo is in f# major, the second time Dave Lambert plays in f# minor (very cool trick for all you noobs out there). After the last chorus, the bridge sequence is repeated in f# this time, ending on a G#. Hope this clarifies everything!

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yesfan3587 10 Aug 24, 2011 01:47 PM

Also, I just realized that the chorus (which is also the intro, which is omitted here) goes c#m-B-A (em-D-C in the key it is written above), not E-B-A. The "for my soul" part is still correct.

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yesfan3587 10 Aug 24, 2011 01:51 PM

Last comment, I swear. The solo might be after the last verse, not before it.

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