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: This is for John Miller, or anyone else who
: knows. Could you tell me what the chord
: progression for Papa Charlie Jackson's Airy
: Man is? It sounds like D to me, but I'm
: having trouble with some of the other chords.
: Thanks very much for the info.
: Hi Wobbly,
: You are right, "Airy Man" is in D.
: Progression for the first verse is as
: follows, I believe.
: |G7|D|E/D, Eminor/D|D
: Subsequent verses and the chorus have the
: following progression, I believe
: |D |D|E/D, Eminor/D|D|
: |G7|D|E/D, Eminor/D|D|
: the first solo: |D|D|G7|D|
: Other solos: |B|B7|E7|E7|
: I am showing the progression in 4-bar
: phrases. Where I'm showing G7, Papa Charlie
: may actually simply be switching from a D
: chord to a D minor--it's very hard to hear if
: he switches to a G bass, but in any event,
: the F# note on the first string second fret
: in the D chord is going to an F Natural note
: at the first fret. The E over D is 7th fret
: first string, 9th fret second and third
: string. The E minor over D is 7th fret first
: string, 8th fret second string and 9th fret
: third string. Papa Charlied continues to
: play a D bass under these chords, hence the
: compound designations--E/D and Eminor/D. It
: is a crying shame that Papa Charlie's
: recordings are available only in re-issues
: with really poor sound, but I think he did
: primarily acoustic recordings, like Lemon.