Thank you for those responses. Much more and much deeper than I had expected. Thank you again. The sheet came from Hal Leonard "Easy Gospel Fake in Cmaj"
$19.95. A lot of material for the money & work that went into it. My point on that is the actual melody turns this song into a serious destroyer, but the structure is so
open to interpretation. I've hacked Jones's "I Always Get Lucky with You" into the basic structure when I feel the need to go back to basics. So, yeah, deadstring, the "So Lonesome
I Could Cry" is appreciated. I hope your friend comes back with some thoughts, Bald Guitar Dude. Your reply was valuable and appreciated. I'll\have to spend some
time working on your thoughts.
If I had known the response was going to be so interesting, I would have added lines three
and four. Then, of course, there is that main body variation, Verse One (G) When my (C7) way grows drear, precious (F) Lord, linger (F) near, when my (C) life is
(C) al-most (G7) gone, (G) Hear my (C) cry, hear my (C7) call, hold my (F) hand, lest I (F) fall [ Take my(C) hand, (Am) pre-cious (D7) Lord, (G7) lead me (C) home(G7)]
It finishes with this amazing four bars: C/Am D7/G7 C/C G7/G7 It doesn't get much better than that. Anyway, it is late, but here are lines three and four of the introduction:
[Line Three] (C) storm through the (C7) night, lead me (F) on to the (F) light, take my
[Line Four] (C) hand, pre-cious (C/G7 ) Lord / lead me (C) home -- (G7) ---
To conclude, Verse two is:
When the darkness appears and the night draws near, and the day is past and gone, at the
river I stand, guide my feet, hold my hand, Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
But you men already knew that . Funster, that is exactly the feel, in Line one, the 7th (hand) just hangs there...if you wanted,
you you could even hold the drums, wait for the thought to sink in, so to speak....gospel's good for that..So was George Jones.
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