posted: 29/01/2008 by Lloyd
category: Guitar Tabs
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This song was written on the piano and I for many years I wrongly assumed that it wouldn't work on the guitar...
The chords are very simple -with a capo at the 3rd fret no bar chords are needed, although I like to play an Ab as a bar chord for extra bass at certain times (usually the last verse).
C min - C min7 / F
Ab / G7 / Cmin / F
Ab / G7 / C min / F
Ab / G7
I like to play an Ab major 7 at times, even though there isn't one on the record, and an A bass note for the F chord leads nicely into the Ab.
Hello Lloyd, I ashamed to say that I may not have this song in my collection but am interested in what you're saying about the paino and guitar. Could you please tell me which album it's on.?..
Butterfly is track one, side one on Don't Get Weird on Me, Babe from 1991.
Title: Trying to wait
Album? Ok, you know I'm not that 'with it' but I can't believe I missed it! Whatever was I doing in 1991? Well, I either go out and get it or wait for your on-line shop. I'll try and wait to get it from you....
Jane, you were probably at a rave or a Happy Mondays concert... :)
Title: If only
Ha Ha...chance would have been a fine thing! I'm trying to remember...I think it was dance music...Black Box..or was it Red Box? and lots of falling asleep at work.Just the usual sort of thing for those times I suppose...at that age..at that stage in life.
This is a lovely song with that beautiful introduction on the piano.
Have you noticed there's a sultry and constrained Latin rhythm hiding in the background behind a strong drum beat and strings? Doesn't this just subtly set the scene for the Lyrics?....
Powerful, Passionate and Dramatic.......Where's the cold shower?
THANK you so much Lloyd for this song
I can remenber very well the first time I listen to it. Always the same feeling when I listen to this song today.
It's cinemascope for music, nothing less. The production of the first part of "dont' get weird on me, baby" was nothing less than pure diamond. A regret for me than The whole entire album should have been produced like its 1st part.
This song has alot of power ~ when you played it at Stirling's Tolbooth .. I almost cried, it was very moving. It'll be great to get the cd you're recording next week ~ makes all the songs so different and yet still so familiar.
I love it, you and the guitar and all the back ground of the original cd (yes, mine has many scratches but still plays!!) it was great.
I'm gonna have a go with my guitar right now.
Wish me luck!
Heather ... reaches over for guitar and attempts it, even without the bowl of ice! Although, that might come later!!!
Title: Hi Mr Cole
I remember seeing you; I think it was Nottingham civic hall for your first solo album. It was such a great night and your banter was in good form! Your funny for an English chap. I would just like tae say thanks pal for ‘no blue skies’. When you brought the song out my best pal had been dumped and he was feeling sorry fir himself. However we walked along the beach at Absoc in Wales (think that’s how it’s spelt?) That weekend all we did was sing ‘no blue skies.’ Along the beach tae start of sober, but then wee had a fire and got really pished. An started singing your song in a Glasgow pub singer / Vice Reaves style. Thanks for the song, it helped him a lot, and helped me oot tae! Stopped him moaning and feeling sorry fir himself! It's amazing every time I hear ‘no blue skies’ it takes me back tae the beach in Wales. Bet you did nae think when you wrote that song that two wee baw bags fae Glasgow wid be doing the Glasgow pub version of ‘no blue skies’ on a beach in Wales? Thanks Sir you’re a Star!
Title: terrific indeed
hi, this is jean-marie again. just tried your chords on the piano and the song was there again. why dont you write more for the piano:) much more easy for me:)
tried playing heartbroken on the guitar but i cant manage to make the mute chords ! how do you do this?