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Oliver R
Mar-07-2017, 6:54am
This is a magnificent video/song IMHO..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLuWjqA8Ys8

Just wondering about the chord progression?
Gm I think but beyond that i'm a bit stuck, and ideas?
Cheers
Oliver

onassis
Mar-07-2017, 7:16am
Verse (if you want to call it a verse/chorus progression)
Gm
D7
Eb
Bb
D7
Gm

Chorus -
F
Gm
F
Gm
Eb
Bb
D7
Gm

Pretty sure this is it, unless I've confused myself with chord names (no mando in hand at the moment). I play along with it npretty often.

Oliver R
Mar-07-2017, 7:52am
Hey, thanks Mitch, thats great!:grin:

Philphool
Mar-07-2017, 11:59am
Just to get the lyrics (as I hear them) & chords in one place, I think this is pretty close.
I added the capoed chords for the guitar players.


Never More Will Roam Joe K. Walsh


Verse: .. Gm D7 Eb Bb D7 Gm .... Chorus: F Gm F Gm F Gm Eb Bb D7 Gm
............ 1m 5 b6 b3 5 1m ................... b7 1m b7 1m b7 1m b6 b3 5 1m
Capo 3: ..Em B7 C G B7 Em ................... D Em D Em D Em C G B7 Em

Well the cold cold north called to me like a womanís far off eyes
Pulled me from my loving home just for a frozen prize.
For the distant pole I set my sights; my spirits they were high
When I floated off to the north and bid all I knew good-bye.

For half a day I flew along , high upon the breeze
With the wind behind, the sun above, Iíd make the pole with ease

Chorus
But the cold that steals about me stings me to my core
The midnight sunís a hanging high ; my mindís an awful roar.
Am I to find a shallow grave on this frozen road.
If ever I should make it back, I never more will roam.
<guitar solo>

But the wind she makes a fickle friend, soon her heart had turned.
She blew me from my chosen line while the seas below me churned.
And the ship lost air and began to sink and soon it ran aground
On a frozen chunk of barren rock. Well loneliness abounds.

Chorus
<mandolin solo,fiddle solo>

Well wish Iíd left the north alone, like a woman left unkissed
As I lay down upon the ice, I think of all Iíve risked.
Was it ego drove me from my door lured by unknown
When I set out to make a mark on a desert made of snow.

Chorus


Excuse some of the theory errors, like the b7 that probably isn't really flat in the minor scale.

Perilous Deep
Mar-07-2017, 1:22pm
Thanks for this, love this song. In the chorus, though, it sounds to me like there's an Eb Bb in place of the second Gm, lending it a nice variation into a Bb major V IV I pattern over those two measures. So the full chorus pattern would be:

F Gm F Eb Bb F Gm Eb Bb D7 Gm

GreenMTBoy
Mar-07-2017, 1:39pm
Great Tune ! Reminds me of a Norman Blake tune ,can't think of the name !

Philphool
Mar-07-2017, 11:07pm
Thanks for this, love this song. In the chorus, though, it sounds to me like there's an Eb Bb in place of the second Gm, lending it a nice variation into a Bb major V IV I pattern over those two measures. So the full chorus pattern would be:
F Gm F Eb Bb F Gm Eb Bb D7 Gm

Thanks for that. I heard what you heard, but I couldn't quite decide whether the chords were different or just overridden by the vocals. Thanks.

Josh Levine
Mar-07-2017, 11:24pm
Love this tune. Was going to try to learn it, so this is super helpful. Thanks!

onassis
Mar-08-2017, 6:48am
Thanks for this, love this song. In the chorus, though, it sounds to me like there's an Eb Bb in place of the second Gm, lending it a nice variation into a Bb major V IV I pattern over those two measures. So the full chorus pattern would be:

F Gm F Eb Bb F Gm Eb Bb D7 Gm

Spot on! That's what I get when I try to do things from memory.:)

Chris Bowsman
Mar-08-2017, 8:35am
Wow, what a cool song. Thanks for sharing this.