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03-29-2005, 06:15 AM
This song is a favourit of mine, specially for EP?s horsy voice and, of course, the incredible guitar work from Jerry Reed. I?ve been looking for some guitar parts / tabs from Presley/Reed?s version but I never found anything.:'( Maybe some of you know where I could get it?
03-29-2005, 09:07 AM
Yeah Jeanno, this song is a favorite of mine as well (as you can already tell;) )
However, I also am a big fan of the 70's "live" version, especially the one found on the import title "Americas Own", plus the one on the FTD title "Spring Tours 77."
03-29-2005, 02:25 PM
i love this song :notworthy
03-30-2005, 10:38 AM
You mention some cool versions, Steve.
I always liked the Desert Storm (Vegas, September 2, 1974) a lot!
I quite like what he did with it live, but the studio version really overshadows it. I like the more acoustic feel and the great harmonica work. Elvis really varies his delivery verse to verse, which makes it a more imaginative performance. As far as the guitar part, it's in G and a standard I IV V progression, so the G C D7 chords. It sounds like it could be in open G tuning (DGDGBD) as I think the lowest note fingered at the start is a D. If in open G tuning, you can also play the bass run that forms part of the intro (you miss the E flat note if in regular tuning). Hope that's some help. Of course I might be wrong though :) If anyone knows for sure, I'd also be glad to know.
03-31-2005, 12:11 AM
THANKS T_J for those helpful comments. :cool:
I tried it but it still looks a little bit complicated. You know, when something sounds too easy, it can because the one who?s playing is very good...:doh: Anyway, i just keep on trying.
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