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Author Topic: super-simple beginner's song  (Read 4720 times)
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« on: March 08, 2011, 02:15:42 am »

The Peter Paul & Mary song "500 Miles" sounds lovely on MO and is very easy to play...

If you miss the train I'm on
G   G    B     B    A    G   B
You will know that I am gone
A    G    A      B    A   G    E
You can hear the whis tle blow
E      G    A     B    A    G   E-d
A hun dred miles
D   E    G     A
A hun dred miles, a hun dred miles,
G  G     G     B     B  A     G     B
A hun dred miles, a hun dred miles
B  A    G      A     B   A    G      E
You can hear the whis tle blow
E      G    A     B     A    G   E-d
A hun dred miles.
D   E   G     G

Here's the original, in a slightly higher key with sharps and flats and things:

Copyright information:  Seems to be in the public domain.  No one actually knows who wrote it, although it's been attributed to Hedy West.  It probably evolved from an older folk song called "900 Miles," which evolved from an older one called "Reuben's Train."  The Kingston Trio recorded it before PP&M did, but everyone knows that PP&M did it best.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2011, 02:52:21 am »

Thanks!  The easier, the better, at this point.


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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2011, 09:46:26 am »

Good tune ... now it's stuck and comes out every time I pick up an instrument ... grrrr



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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 11:32:48 am »

aaaarrrg, as usual no youtube while I'm working but i'll watch it when i get off tomorrow and see how it goes-can't quite remember.


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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 01:19:10 pm »

Will get this to my kids...very easy thanks...now to attempt with the flats and sharps Smiley That will be fun.


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