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Author JohnM
Posted 1/2/08; 6:06:17 AM
Topic Work Song
Msg# 5392 (in response to 1921)
Prev/Next 5391/5393
Reads 1036

It is confusing that the [lyrics] link of Work Song takes you to a discussion of "Angie", even though one section of the latter uses the same chords.

To take up discussion on "Angie": On Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme ( Simon and Garfunkle ) "Angie" is attributed to Davey Graham, who apparently adapted it from the very much older "She Moves Through the Fair" ) The Am G F E type progression is also used in "Stray Cat Strut" "Hit the Road, Jack" "One more Cup of Coffee" etc., and is the basis for many other tunes ranging from Flamenco to Jazz. It has an interesting Aeolian/Phrygian ambiguity. Different melodic phrasing can see either the Am or the E as the point of departure for a bridge. "Stray Cat Strut" digresses to Dm.

I hope this will be taken as a positive comment.

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