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3 Chord Club: American Play Party Songs

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by dville

This week at the 3 Chord Club we’ll travel back to a simpler time in America to learn three Play Party Songs.  Songs at play parties in the 19th century usually were sung without musical accompaniment, but today we’ll make an exception.


Each Friday we choose three songs from a specific artist, label or genre of music that we’ll learn by ear. All the songs will contain three chords or less (with the exception of Bonus Chord songs)! You’ll find links to the lyrics but not the chords. That’s where your ears come in. Since you know the song has only one to three chords, try to figure out the changes, or chord progression by ear while watching the YouTube video. Here’s a hint, most of the time the chords will be the I-IV & V or V7 chords. In the Key of C, that’s C-F-G or G7.
Remember, the sound examples may be in various keys. As an added bonus, try to figure out the key of the recording.  If you can’t figure out the original key of a song or songs refer to the Extra Credit Hints at the bottom of the post
Jenny Jenkins-David Grisman & Jerry Garcia (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I-V-I)
Go In And Out The Window-Lew Dite  (lyrics)
(Hint: I-V-I)
Skip To My Lou-Pete Seeger (lyrics)
(Hint: Verse I-V7-I)
 
Extra Credit Hints:
Jenny Jenkins: Key D (Chords D-G-A)
Skip To My Lou: Key D (Chords D-A7)
Go In And Out The Window Key G (Chords G-D)

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