Today at the 3 Chord Club, in celebration of my recent arrival in Australia, we’ll learn three classic tunes by beloved Australian country star Slim Dusty by ear.
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! 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. 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.
A Pub With No Beer (lyrics)
I’m Going Back Again To Yarrawonga (lyrics)
(Hint: I-IV-I-II7-V7-1 BONUS CHORD! II7-In the recording the song also
modulates up a whole step)
Lights On The Hill (lyrics)