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You Tube - LiteGauge Roy Covers

Discussion in 'Words and Music' started by fuzzytnth3, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    For those folks that like to play guitar and want to get some clues as to how to play some of Roy's songs I recommend you check out a user called LiteGauge on You Tube.

    His playing is excellent and he he has posted a number of Roy's songs as well as Bert Jansch, Incredible String Band, John Renbourne and many other excellent tunes.

  2. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    North Country

    North Country is there!

  3. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    "Indeed" as Tilk would say

    In fact last Friday I asked him if he could give it a go and over the weekend I see he has posted it up. Below are the tuning and chords he sent me in a separate message.

    Litegauge's version of North Country on YouTube

    Standard tuning with the capo on the 3rd fret.

    G 32000x
    Gmaj7 3x4x3x
    Gsus2 3x201x
    Em9 0x403x
    D7/F# 20021x

    G Gmaj7 Gsus2 G
    If you're travelling in the North Country far
    G Gmaj7 Gsus2 G
    Where the wind hits heavy on the borderline
    Em9 Gsus2 G
    Please remember me to one who lives there
    G Gmaj7 D7/F# G
    For she once was a true love of mine

    While as I remember it Roy doesn't use a capo for North Country I think Litegauge will have his guitar tuned to A 440, Roy as we all know tunes his guitar quite a bit lower and so Liteguage has used the capo to get in the same tuning. Any road up it's made my day and I can't wait to get home and try it out as I've spent years not getting anywhere near sussing it out.
  4. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Northern lights...

    The song can also merit fingerpicking acoustic tweve string attention as well! The chords and strings [closed and open] really resonate nicely in harmony with the melody.

    andi :gnorsi:
  5. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    12 string is what I have at home, so shall be trying it out tonight with full finger picking etc :)

    Have to wait till I'm at the girlfriends on Wednesday night to try it out on my six string. But first I will be trying out Litegauge's take on Cherishing The Lonesome in Open D first. I don't like messing with the tuning of my twelve string as it takes a while to get it settled down plus it's nearly as old as me so I like to be careful with that neck Eugene :)
  6. NoCelebrity

    NoCelebrity Aye lad, I knew you had it in you

    N.C. Fog?

    This has always been of interest, and a puzzler for me. Thanks! I'll have to try it out after tomorrow's last Blues class of the year. That major 7th ought to stand out, compared to all the blues I've been trying. I play Cherishing too, but haven't figured it all out. Most of Roy's songs I just prefer to sing along...
  7. AndyRoberts

    AndyRoberts I've got a zappy little nappy

    Tuning puzzle.

    Um, puzzled. If liteguage is actually in the same key then Roy must be playing using C shapes or D shapes but I reckon I've seen Roy using the same G shapes so that means he's singing a lot lower or else L is doing a whole octave down or something. Anyway, there isn't a capo invented yet that can lower the tuning :;)

    Thanks for the youTube link, it's great to be able to see the left hand of a guitarist. I'm forever shouting at the cameramen on TV for zooming in on the face or the right hand, or a left earlobe or something when I need to see the chords to hear the tune properly.
  8. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier


    Just found John Fahey playing Auld Langs Syne in Open C tuning on Youtube!

  9. fuzzytnth3

    fuzzytnth3 Gracing the Bahamas in see through pyjamas

    I think I am wrong about which key Litegauge is playing in. I think he has used the capo to get it into a key he can sing it in. Apologies for any confuzzsion :)

    I to shout at the telly when they focus on the bleeding soundhole of the guitar rather than the fret hand. I used to think that the Old Grey Whistle Test camera men used to focus more on the frethand than Top of the Pops cameramen who always went for the soundhole/pickup end of the guitar but it was just in my head :confused1:
  10. aspwatterson

    aspwatterson The Unknown Soldier

    Highway Blues -Andy Roberts

    Well Andy looks like you've busy recovering from Swine Flu and keeping busy on Youtube.



    Andy - on BBC heir hunters this morning they are looking for ROBERTS offspring to inherit a £2m unclaimed inheritance. Do you have an Elizabeth or a Catherine in your late 1800's family genealogy? My introductory commission is only 10%! :closedeyes:

    Go to :

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009

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