Topic: JULY 2017 FSOTM - HARRY CHAPIN - A PIRATE LOOKS AT 40
A great line up for JULY`s FSOTM chosen by two of our Chordie members.
We have HARRY CHAPIN, a wonderful singer/songwriter chosen by beamer and A PIRATE LOOKS AT 40 chosen by Baldguitardude.
You can perform ANY SONG you like as long as it is a HARRY CHAPIN SONG. A couple of suggested songs from Harry Chapin that beamer suggested were Sequel, Taxi or Cats in the Cradle but they are just suggestions ... you can pick ANY of his songs.
From Wikipedia: Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi", "W*O*L*D", and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle".
Chapin was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger; he was a key participant in the creation of the Presidential Commission on World Hunger in 1977. In 1987, Chapin was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work.
Here are a few of links to Harry performing some of his songs:
Cats in the Cradle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c
Here is a list of Harry Chapin top 14 songs: Sniper, Cats in the Cradle, Taxi, Bummer, What made America Famous, Mr. Tanner, Corey`s Coming, A Better Place To Be, Story of A Life, W*O*L*D*, The Mayor of Candor Lied, Babysitter, Flowers are Red and Shooting Star.
Here are some possible links to Chords, Tabs to use:
http://www.chordie.com/song.php/songart … index.html
A PIRATE LOOKS AT 40
This song has been chosen by Baldguitardude who was our second winner this month to choose a song for July`s FSOTM. Another great song written by Jimmy Buffett and performed by a few other well known names, Ian McNabb, Jack Johnson, Roger Creager, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez
From Wikipedia: "A Pirate Looks at Forty" is a song written and performed by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. It was first released on his 1974 album A1A and "Presents to Send You" is the B-side of the single.
Buffett wrote the song about Phillip Clark, at the Chart Room where Buffett first performed after his move to Key West, Florida. The song contains the bittersweet confession of a modern-day, washed-up drug smuggler as he looks back on the first 40 years of his life, expresses lament that his preferred vocation of piracy on the high seas was long gone by the time he was born, and ponders his future.
For radio play, the song was shortened by deleting the fourth verse for the single release. The song is one of Buffett's more popular, and is part of "The Big 8" that he has played at almost all of his concerts, and always during the second set.
Here are some links to others performing this song:
Jack Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTeRecIUVY
Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PaNORByjO8
Roger Creager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN0_8e-jV6Q
Here are some possible Chords, Tabs to use:
http://www.chordie.com/allsongs.php/son … index.html
OK looking forward to hearing what you all come up .....
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