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Old 01-21-2019, 10:55 AM
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Default Thin Lizzy help

Trying to play with my son on Boys are Back in Town. Hes playing a les Paul in original chords I think (A B D intro and then into A - C#m7 in first verse....). I need come with an acoustic match since I am singing. He usually finds a capod down version of other songs that will work and I can play along. Obviously, Im not as good as he is so I need some basic chords that will get close. I cannot play bar chords because of hand injury. He is stuck on his version and can play whole song so its me that has the problem. Any suggestions ?

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Old 01-21-2019, 11:27 AM
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Best I can come up with is

Capo 2
Intro: G Am C x4

First verse:
G6 Bm

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Old 01-21-2019, 12:34 PM
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I agree. Capo 2nd fret.

Chord progression becomes:

G - A - C - G for intro and chorus.

G - Bmin7 - C - Em - Bmin7 - Em - Amin7 - C/E for the verse.


For the Bmin7 you can sub a D major chord:

Bmin7 = B D F# A

D = D F# A


For C/E just play a C chord then lift off everything except your index finger.

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ETA: The C/E should be C/D - same fingering just wrong name for the chord.

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Old 01-21-2019, 03:39 PM
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I agree. Capo 2nd fret.

Chord progression becomes:

G - A - C - G for intro and chorus.

G - Bmin7 - C - Em - Bmin7 - Em - Amin7 - C/E for the verse.


For the Bmin7 you can sub a D major chord:

Bmin7 = B D F# A

D = D F# A


For C/E just play a C chord then lift off everything except your index finger.

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Got it. Thanks. Will give it a shot tonight
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:39 AM
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Bm7 can be played as x-2-0-2-0-2, or even just x-x-0-2-0-2 if you want. That way you get all 4 notes.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:16 PM
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I agree. Capo 2nd fret.

Chord progression becomes:

G - A - C - G for intro and chorus.

G - Bmin7 - C - Em - Bmin7 - Em - Amin7 - C/E for the verse.


For the Bmin7 you can sub a D major chord:

Bmin7 = B D F# A

D = D F# A


For C/E just play a C chord then lift off everything except your index finger.

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C/E should have been C/D with the capo on.

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Old 01-23-2019, 03:23 AM
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Something else that may help you - the guys in Lizzy often didn't both play the same thing when they played rhythm, they would 'share out' the chord.

In other words one of them would play the bottom half of the chord, the other the top half. Its a simply and effective approach, especially when you have two Les Pauls with a thick overdriven tone, but this could work well for you too.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:36 PM
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Thanks guys. We figured it out with yalls help. Got the chords just need to get singing to catch up. Thanks again
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