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#1 2014-08-03 06:09:06

jets60
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My Druthers

My Druthers

by Jeff Gilpin

7/14/2014

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[B]Been [Bb]down this [A]road a few [E]times [E7]
[B]Probably [Bb]go [A]down couple thousand [E]more [E7]
[B]Still [Bb]ain’t [A]figured out or made my [E]mind up [E7]
[B]Up and [Bb]down un[D]til I can’t go no [A]more

[E]Surely [A]not the road to [B]riches
[E]Definitely [A]not the road to [B]fame
[E]Try not to [A]end up in the [B]ditches
[E]Just to get back [A]home 'til I go do it a[D]gain

[B]It’s [Bb]not a [A]life of [E]comfort [E7]
[B]Not [Bb]the [A]life I would've [E]chose [E7]
[B]Unsure [Bb]what I’d [A]do if’I had my [E]druthers [E7]
[B]Live off [Bb]in the [D]mountains I [A]suppose

[E]Live a mountain [A]life all full of [B]wonder
[E]If’I could find a [A]way to pay the [B]rent
[E]Wouldn’t waste my [A]days a[B]sunder
[E]Spend more time with [A]you heaven [D]sent

But [B]no [Bb]can’t go [A]back and start [E]over [E7]
And [B]I [Bb]can’t reach the [A]mountains no matter how hard I [E]try [E]
[B]Can’t [Bb]get my [A]wish from a four leaf [E]clover [E7]
[B]Have to [Bb]finish this [D]path on ‘till the [A]end…until the day I [E]die

A B Bb D E E7


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...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

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#2 2014-08-03 09:14:56

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Re: My Druthers

Pardon my ignorance but what are druthers?

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#3 2014-08-03 10:11:33

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Just  checked the  dictionary  it  means  preference , I  hadn't  heard  the  word  before .Now I  fully  understand ,nice song  Jeff I   like  the content  a  lot .

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#4 2014-08-03 10:23:24

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I  really  like  the  progression   from B this  works  well but  I keep wanting  to add  a  D in this  next  bit  and  so on

[E]Surely [A]not the road to [B]riches

[E]Surely [A]not the road to[D] [B]riches

but  then  this  last line  would need  to  finish on B before returning  to the  B progression

E]Spend more time with [A]you heaven [D]sent

E]Spend more time with [A]you heaven [B]sent

I 'd  like  to  hear  you  play  it  Jeff .

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#5 2014-08-03 15:00:27

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Re: My Druthers

Thanks Graham. Actually I kind of played around with the second set of chords and finally settled on the E A B and E A D just lately. I'll get it up on soundcloud soon, but it it fairly easy to play sliding up from B to A. Only tricky part is going to the D from the Bb, but that is my favorite sounding part of the song really.

Druthers is a word I remember from my past that just makes me think about the mountains, different times, slower pace, and a simpler lifestyle...another reason I tried to keep the chords kind of bluesy and reflective if you know what I mean.


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#6 2014-08-03 17:07:06

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#7 2014-08-04 08:45:01

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Nice  feel to  it  Jeff  well  played  and  sung .

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#8 2014-08-05 04:17:00

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Thanks Graham.


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#9 2014-08-05 05:55:57

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This one brought me back many years to the mountains of western North Carolina. Had a lot of good times in those mountains. And I had a good time listening to your song too Jeff. Great job man!

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#10 2014-08-05 10:28:32

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Hey Jeff has our mutual friend from the mountains heard this??  that what i was thinking of when I heard it,


Mal - Well, lady, I must say, you're my kinda stupid.
Mal - Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that
Kaylee - No power in the verse can stop me. BOOK-  you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theatre.

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#11 2014-08-06 02:14:46

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Don't think so but I will give her a heads up. I think she'd like it.


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