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Old 07-09-2009, 05:33 AM
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Does anyone remember the song, "where is this love" by the Payolas?
...a criminally underated band from Vancouver in the early 80's. It's on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWYDVxIgA0M

It's very basic, but I can't seem to figure out what chords he's playing. Can someone smarter than me figure this out?

Much appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:05 PM
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Checked two of his songs. Seems to prefer the key of C, Lot of I-vi C to Am

I'd suggest you lay down a basic C F G progression and see where that takes you. If in doubt thrown in an Am then back to C.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...yolas_tabs.htm

Found the lyrics, but can not get the site address to stick. It is a basic 8 line verse with a 4 line chorus. I'd start out with a C F G7 C for each two lines of the verse and flesh out from there.

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Checked two of his songs. Seems to prefer the key of C, Lot of I-vi C to Am

I'd suggest you lay down a basic C F G progression and see where that takes you. If in doubt thrown in an Am then back to C.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...yolas_tabs.htm

Found the lyrics, but can not get the site address to stick. It is a basic 8 line verse with a 4 line chorus. I'd start out with a C F G7 C for each two lines of the verse and flesh out from there.

Have fun.
I'm having the same problem. I've been trying to find tab for this song for 3 years, have scoured the net but it just doesn't exist. I can't understand why I can't figure it out because it seems so simple. I currently just play a hammered-on Am to a C and then hammered-on Cadd9 to a G for the verse, then G, C, Am, C for the chorus. Problem is, it's wrong and doesn't work when I play along.
Thanks for looking into this! Much appreciated.
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Its hard for me to isolate the acoustic guitar and when the camera panned to the guitarist it really looked to me as though he wasn't really even playing it. I suggest putting a capo on, play a c chord and move it up until you sync with the song at some point and then try to work from there.
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