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Streets of Laredo


BESIFRING
GREP

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(Capo 3.bånd)

INTRO: G


VERS 1:
   G        D7         G            D7
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo
   G        C        G        D7
As I walked out on Laredo one day
   G            D7         G                D7
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
 G                C       D7          G
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay


VERS 2:
       G           D7          G         D7
"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy"
      G            C        G             D7
These words he did say as I boldly walked by
          G           D7         G           D7
"Come and sit down beside me and hear my sad story
    G           C            D7          G
I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die"


REFRENG:
      G                     C
"Then beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                          A7        D7
Play the dead march as you carry me along
        G                    C
Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me
G                        D7             G
I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong"


VERS 3:
        G           D7         G          D7
"It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing
G           C         G           D7
Once in the saddle, I used to go gay
G            D7             G            D7
First to the card-house and then down to Rose's
        G           C              D7      G
But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dying today


VERS 4:
    G         D7          G        D7
Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
G              C          G          D7
Six dance-hall maidens to bear up my pall
      G          D7        G       D7
Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin
G        C          D7            G
Roses to deaden the clods as they fall"


REFRENG:
      G                     C
"Then beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                          A7        D7
Play the dead march as you carry me along
        G                    C
Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me
G                        D7             G
I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong"


VERS 5:
      G           D7       G              D7
"Then go write a letter to my grey-haired mother
    G            C           G             D7
And tell her the cowboy that she loved has gone
    G              D7          G           D7
But please not one word of the man who had killed me
      G           C            D7             G
Don't mention his name and his name will pass on"


VERS 6:
     G           D7          G           D7
When this he had spoken, the hot sun was setting
    G            C         G           D7
The streets of Laredo grew cold as the clay
   G              D7          G            D7
We took the young cowboy down to the green valley
    G                C         D7           G
And there stands his marker we made to this day


REFRENG:
   G                     C
We beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                         A7           D7
Play the dead march as we carried him along
     G                    C
Down in the green valley, lay the sod over him
G                            D7             G
He was a young cowboy and he said he'd done wrong
(Capo 3.bånd)

INTRO: G


VERS 1:
   G        D7         G            D7
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo
   G        C        G        D7
As I walked out on Laredo one day
   G            D7         G                D7
I spied a young cowboy all wrapped in white linen
 G                C       D7          G
Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay


VERS 2:
       G           D7          G         D7
"I can see by your outfit that you are a cowboy"
      G            C        G             D7
These words he did say as I boldly walked by
          G           D7         G           D7
"Come and sit down beside me and hear my sad story
    G           C            D7          G
I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die"


REFRENG:
      G                     C
"Then beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                          A7        D7
Play the dead march as you carry me along
        G                    C
Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me
G                        D7             G
I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong"


VERS 3:
        G           D7         G          D7
"It was once in the saddle, I used to go dashing
G           C         G           D7
Once in the saddle, I used to go gay
G            D7             G            D7
First to the card-house and then down to Rose's
        G           C              D7      G
But I'm shot in the breast and I'm dying today


VERS 4:
    G         D7          G        D7
Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
G              C          G          D7
Six dance-hall maidens to bear up my pall
      G          D7        G       D7
Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin
G        C          D7            G
Roses to deaden the clods as they fall"


REFRENG:
      G                     C
"Then beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                          A7        D7
Play the dead march as you carry me along
        G                    C
Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me
G                        D7             G
I'm a young cowboy and I know I've done wrong"


VERS 5:
      G           D7       G              D7
"Then go write a letter to my grey-haired mother
    G            C           G             D7
And tell her the cowboy that she loved has gone
    G              D7          G           D7
But please not one word of the man who had killed me
      G           C            D7             G
Don't mention his name and his name will pass on"


VERS 6:
     G           D7          G           D7
When this he had spoken, the hot sun was setting
    G            C         G           D7
The streets of Laredo grew cold as the clay
   G              D7          G            D7
We took the young cowboy down to the green valley
    G                C         D7           G
And there stands his marker we made to this day


REFRENG:
   G                     C
We beat the drum slowly, play the fife lowly
G                         A7           D7
Play the dead march as we carried him along
     G                    C
Down in the green valley, lay the sod over him
G                            D7             G
He was a young cowboy and he said he'd done wrong


Om grepsdiagrammet


Vi bruker akkorden D dur som eksempel:

  1. De vertikale strekene viser gitarens 6 strenger. Streken til venstre er gitarens dypeste streng.
  2. De horisontale strekene viser gitarens bånd. I utgangspunktet vises gitarhalsens 5 første bånd, men hvis det er grep som tas høyere opp på gitarhalsen vil det på venstre side av diagrammet stå hvilket bånd man kan orientere seg ut fra.
  3. De svarte prikkene viser hvor vi skal legge fingrene på gitarhalsen, og tallene inni prikkene viser hvilke fingre vi skal bruke for å ta grepet.
  4. Bokstavene D A D F# forteller navnet på notene på strengene som spilles.
  5. Øverst på diagrammet ser vi symbolene 'O' og 'X'.
    • O = strengen skal spilles på.
    • X = strengen skal IKKE spilles på.
  6. Til venstre ser vi tallene 1, 2, 3, 4 og 5. Disse viser hvilket bånd som er utgangspunkt for grepet.

D

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

  • X
  • X
  • O
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • D
  • A
  • D
  • F#




×

G

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

  •  
  •  
  • O
  • O
  • O
  •  
  • G
  • H
  • D
  • G
  • H
  • G

D 7

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

  • X
  • X
  • O
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • D
  • A
  • C
  • F#

C

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

  • X
  •  
  •  
  • O
  •  
  • O
  • C
  • E
  • G
  • C
  • E

A 7

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

  • X
  • O
  •  
  • O
  •  
  • O
  • A
  • E
  • G
  • C#
  • E
 


Om steg 2:

Gratis steg

Vi pangåpner kurset med en av tidenes mest kjente cowboysanger, "Streets of Laredo". Mange artister har spilt inn sangen, men her prøver oss på en versjon som er ganske lik Johnny Cash sin fra 2002.

Teksten handler, i god cowboy-tradisjon, om en ung cowboy som er blitt skutt og forteller sin tragiske historie før han dør.

Når det gjelder gitarteknikk så fokuserer vi på følgende i sangen:

  • Rytme: 3-delt takt. Kun bass på første slag og så spiller vi på de lyse strengene på andre og tredje slag.
  • Bruk av hammer-on på intro og refreng.

FERDIG, GÅ VIDERE

Lærer: Peder Åmland


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