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Old 08-27-2004, 06:40 PM
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Default Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald, Tony Rice version

From the Church Street Blues CD..

What are the chords?? Is he capoed at the second fret??
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Old 08-27-2004, 07:03 PM
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If memory serves me correctly Rice has the capo at the 1st fret.


I hear the song going like this:

Verse: A2--Em--G--Dsus?--then back to A2 with alternating E bass note

0-----0-----3-----0------0
0-----0-----3-----3------0
2-----0-----0-----2------2
2-----2-----0-----0------2
0-----2-----2-----0------0
0-----0-----3-----X------0

Chorus:
Am--Em--Then the run: Or you can play the whole chorus as Am-Em-G-Dsus-back to A2.

If you want I could send you "my" version of the run on the Chorus part.

Hope this helps.

Take Care,

BTW-The Church Street Blues CD is VERY good.
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Old 08-27-2004, 07:36 PM
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I meant first fret....

Em.... I'll give that a try. Something's not right with what I'm doing.

Thanks..
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:24 PM
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If memory serves me correctly Rice has the capo at the 1st fret.


I hear the song going like this:

Verse: A2--Em--G--Dsus?--then back to A2 with alternating E bass note

0-----0-----3-----0------0
0-----0-----3-----3------0
2-----0-----0-----2------2
2-----2-----0-----0------2
0-----2-----2-----0------0
0-----0-----3-----X------0

Chorus:
Am--Em--Then the run: Or you can play the whole chorus as Am-Em-G-Dsus-back to A2.

If you want I could send you "my" version of the run on the Chorus part.

Hope this helps.

Take Care,

BTW-The Church Street Blues CD is VERY good.
PMC, thanks. What was MY ear hearing?? Send me your version of the chorus, please.. I was close to the chords, but WOW. Back to the wood shed for me..
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:27 PM
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Instead of the Em you could play this chord in its place:

----0----
----0----
----0----
----2----
----0----
----0----

It has a different ring to it. Sounds off-colored like the CD version to me, maybe a bit closer than just an Em chord. It is awfull close, same as a Em but the A-string is not fretted.
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Old 08-27-2004, 08:45 PM
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Here is a simple version of the run. It is not note-for-note what Tony does but it captures the jist of it.

I can also tab out another alternative one that I used to use.

Am to Em then the run:


---0-2-3-5-3-2-0-------------------------------------------
------------------3/5-5-------------------------------------
-------------------------2--2--2--0-0-0--0^2--------------
--------------------------0---0--0-0-0---0^2--------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------


You can add more notes in the opening run if you like. Just mess around with it. The last notes after the 3/5-5 slide part can be played up the neck in many different ways. Have fun with it. Any other questions about it just let me know.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:26 PM
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Default Late reply but...

I realize I'm 15 years or so late, but this post is still the #1 result on Google for anyone searching for the chords to Rice's version of Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
I used the chords suggested by other users in this thread for a year or more, but only recently sat down for a few hours to figure out the real chord voicings as Tony plays them. They go more like this:

--X---X---X---X------------
--2---3---3---3------------
--2---4---0---2------------
--0---5---0---4------------
--0---0---2---0------------
--X---X---X---X------------

Just before the run, he goes to this version of Am:

--5--
--5--
--5--
--2--
--0--
--X--

The only one I can't quite figure out is what voicing he uses for the Em that comes after that, it seems to be related somehow to the Em you get from moving your standard Dm shape up 2 frets.

Once again, sorry for being just a tiinnyyy bit late to the party, but this will be useful for people who continue to search for these chords via Google.

Last edited by Thejd123; 01-14-2019 at 05:45 PM. Reason: Fixed typo
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:45 PM
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Default Found the chord

I had a brain fart and couldn't remember that last Em position, it's this:

--3->0--
--3->3--
--4->4--
--2->2--
--0->0--
--0->0--
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