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    Default Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    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?
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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    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.
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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    Hey, thanks Mitch, thats great!

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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    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 woman’s 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, I’d make the pole with ease

    Chorus
    But the cold that steals about me stings me to my core
    The midnight sun’s a hanging high ; my mind’s 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 I’d left the north alone, like a woman left unkissed
    As I lay down upon the ice, I think of all I’ve 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.
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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    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

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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    Great Tune ! Reminds me of a Norman Blake tune ,can't think of the name !

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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Perilous Deep View Post
    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.
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    Love this tune. Was going to try to learn it, so this is super helpful. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    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.
    Mitch Russell

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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    Wow, what a cool song. Thanks for sharing this.
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    Default Re: Joe K. Walsh - Never More Will Roam (chords?)

    One correction to the lyric, it's Where loneliness abounds, not Well. Great job, thanks for this! Now do yourselves a favor and go watch this amazing version with Molly Tuttle and John Mailander:

    https://youtu.be/z9n3pSYxCro

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