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Dec-14-2004, 4:21pm
I need to learn "Kitchen Girl" in the key of A. I have the melody,


but I'm terrible at figuring out the chords. Can anyone help? Thanks, Albert

Dec-14-2004, 6:55pm
I'm sure there are other options, but here's a guitar site with melody and chords tabbed out:


Note though that the chords are for a guitar capoed on the second fret (in the key of A), so G=A, F=G, D=E and so on.

Some people play the Em chords shown as Emajor, especially at the end of each part.

Dec-14-2004, 8:37pm
Thanks Jeff. I had searched, but did not find that link. On the B part of the song, I wanted to start with a C chord, then a G, then to a A, but the link you point me to has the guitar staying on an A. I will fool around with it both ways and try it out tomorrow night at a jam.

Many thanks,

Albert Hollan

Dec-14-2004, 10:49pm
Albert, I found the version below using JC's ABC Tune Match (http://jc.tzo.net:1742/~jc/cgi/abc/FindTune) service. Doing a search will result in a slew of responses in a wide variety of file formats. Here's one I found including melody and chords.


Dec-15-2004, 9:20am
I agree with everything in the above transcription except the Em in the B part. Sounds much better with an E Major.

Dec-15-2004, 11:27am
Many thanks for the assist.

I wasn't sure if anyone ever looked at the "Old-Time" section of Mandolin Cafe . . . and now I know that many do.


Dec-15-2004, 1:50pm
Just to throw it out there, Cattle in the Cain makes a great medley tune for Kitchen Girl.

Dan Adams
Dec-17-2004, 8:47pm
We usually insert an E7 in to the E chord position. More desonate than the Em chord. Cattle in the Cane? Haven't tried that medley yet, but will consider. We like the June Apple, Kitchen Girl medley.

Does the term Old Timey refer to our age? Dan

J. Mark Lane
Jan-09-2005, 11:28am
I just noticed this. Butch Baldassari has a nice arrangement of this tune in the key of A in his book "Mandolin Tunes for Practice and Repertoire." His version actual moves in Am --

A part: Am-G-Am-Em-Am-G-Am-G
B part: A-G-A-Em-A-G-A-G-A


John Millring
Jan-17-2005, 1:50pm
Here's a cool variation on the B part...

Instead of Am to G, walk the A in the Am to G# and then to G, then play a D7, then back to Am then a one-stop over at F7 then to E7 and then repeat.

I agree with the Cattle In The Cane medley. Jerusalem's Ridge can fit in there too.