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    Default atlantic city again-PLEASE

    i know this has been talked to death but i'm a newbie still having problems. i just want to play the song for my grand daughter. i look up the guitar tabs and it says to capo. my question is, what chord to i start with on mandolin?? i want to stay the same key levon helm is using, as that's the only key i could sing it in. what i've done so far doesn't sound right. please list the chords and i will be eternally grateful. i watched some video, but my eyes aren't worth a #### anymore and i can't tell what they're playing.-dave

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    try chordie.com, - there looks to be a few variants of the song.

    on the right hand side of the page, you can change tunings from guitar to mando and it will give you the chart of chords used. cool handy little site

    EDIT: wait. atlantic city again. not atlantic city huh. sorry I can't help. I still say chordie's pretty cool though

    good luck
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    Hey Ben,

    You were right the first time. Levon (actually it was The Band) did a cover of the Sprinsteen song.

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    Default Re: atlantic city again-PLEASE

    yea, the again thing was because i figure it had been talked to death already. my attempt at wit- sorry.--- i use chordie. really like it when i can figure things out. not that computer literate. ears & eyes don't work like they used to. ---- i saw the variations at chordie. i just wondered what chord to start with to match levons key on either the band or his solo stuff. i believe he stays in the same key all the time. i'm not a tab reader, that's way to hard on the eyes. just looking for chords-dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwilken View Post
    <snip> i use chordie. <snip> i'm not a tab reader, <snip> just looking for chords-dave

    No offense but did you actually look?

    http://chordie.com/chord.pere/www.gu...e=&tuning=GDAE

    Looks like the chords are listed right above the lyics.

    Em G C G

    Correct me if I'm wrong here but...chord names != tabs.

    Go ahead have a look, no harm in trying.

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    thanks- my son had things set up for guitar on chordie. i didn't realize i could switch to mando- not computer literate, but i'm learning. never too old. thanks so much for the time & patience-dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwilken View Post
    thanks- my son had things set up for guitar on chordie. i didn't realize i could switch to mando- not computer literate, but i'm learning. never too old. thanks so much for the time & patience-dave

    No worries mate.




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    Hey Dwilken,

    Here is a video I made to the intro to Atlantic city. It is in the same key Levon sings it in! It shows you the chord shapes he used in the song minus an E major which is: G String 4th Fret, D String 2nd Fret, A String 2nd Fret, E String 4th fret. Hope this helps.

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    Intro: F#Minor, A Major, D Major, A Major x 4
    Verse: F# Minor, A Major, D Major, A Major x3 F#Minor, A Major, E Major
    Chorus: F# Minor, A Major, D Major, A Major x 4
    Bridge: D Major, F# Minor, D Major, E Major, F#Minor, D Major, F# Minor, E Major



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Braccio View Post
    Hey Ben,

    You were right the first time. Levon (actually it was The Band) did a cover of the Sprinsteen song.

    Pete
    Yikes! I thought Springsteen was covering the Band!

    Thanks for keeping me honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalenh View Post
    . . .

    Looks like the chords are listed right above the lyics.

    Em G C G . . . .
    Those are the chords I use. I think we're there.

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