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Old 12-07-2017, 01:50 PM
Hounddog905 Hounddog905 is offline
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Does anybody know where I can find the chords and/or picking pattern for the Cockburn classic hit song "Lovers A Dangerous Time" (acoustic version)? There are several tutorials on youtube but none that really explain the chord sequence too well in detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONd...N71iEQ&index=1
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:02 PM
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Does anybody know where I can find the chords and/or picking pattern for the Cockburn classic hit song "Lovers A Dangerous Time" (acoustic version)? There are several tutorials on youtube but none that really explain the chord sequence too well in detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONd...N71iEQ&index=1
In my old band (back in the 20th Century, memory somewhat foggy) we played the electric version, using these (probably oversimplified) chords:

A Bm G G
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:33 PM
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The late Ottawa Folklore Centre published collections of his work, "Lovers A Dangerous Time" was in a volume titled "Rumors of Glory." I don't know if anyone picked up OFCs publications. If you search, this is also the title of Cockburn's memoirs, so that will show up regularly. I don't know if it has picking pattern, but pretty sure the chords are in it. I'll look if I can figure out where my copy is.
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Without a guitar in my hand . . . most of the song looks like ->
B/sus4 (X24400)
C#m7 (X46600)
A/add9 (X02200)
..and occasionally,
E (022100)
I'd need a guitar to decipher the up the neck part.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:09 AM
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Without a guitar in my hand . . . most of the song looks like ->
B/sus4 (X24400)
C#m7 (X46600)
A/add9 (X02200)
..and occasionally,
E (022100)
I'd need a guitar to decipher the up the neck part.
Thanks. I've been able to figure out the basic bottom chords, but chords higher up in the neck are more difficult, and there is a picking pattern he uses quite unorthodox and proprietary.
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