Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Motherless Child - Ukulele Tab and Chord Sheet


Motherless Child - Ukulele Tab and Chord Sheet and Recordings

Traditional songs create space to add more lyrics and play around with arrangement and feel. I took as the starting point Ruby and Smith’s fantastic ukulele and vocal version but the song has ended up sounding quite different. It wanted to go somewhere else under my fingers and in my head and for my students and so it did! Interesting. I hope you can take this song somewhere along your own musical path.

If you would like a PDF of the song let me know at www.helenbegley.com and I'll be happy to send you one.


Intro:
       Am
A ---------0--0------0--------|------------0--0------0--------|--------0--0-------------|
E----------0----------------0- |------------0---------------0-- |--------0----------------|
C---2h4-----------------------|---2h4-------------------------|-2h4----------4p2--0- |
G-----------------0----- 0---- |-------------------0-----0----- |--------------------------|
     

                                                    Dm
A --- -----0--0------0--------|------------0--0------0--------|---------0--0--------------|
E---- -----0---------------- 0-|------------1----------------1--|---------1-----------------|
C-------------------------------|--0h2--------------------------|--0h2----------0---2---- |
G---2------------2----- 2-----|-------------------2-----2----- |----------------------------|
       

                                              Am
A -------0--0-------------|------0--0------0------------|---------0---0-------0--------- |
E--------0---------------- |------0------------------ 0---|---------0-------------------0--|
C--4-----------2----0----|-------------------------------|--2h4-------------------------- |
G--------------------------|--2----------2------2--------|------------------0-----0------- |
      


A ---------0--0------0---------|-----------0--0--------------|------0---0------0--------- |
E----------0----------------0-- |-----------0----------------- |------0------------------0--|
C---2h4------------------------|----2h4-----------4p2--0--|-----------------------------|
G-----------------0----- 0------|------------------------------|--2------------2-----2-----|
       

      Dm                                         E7                 Am                                      E7
A ---------0--0------0--------|---3-----2---|------0--0------0----------|-----2--2-----2-------|
E----------1----------------1- |--------------|------0------------------0--|---- 0---------------0-|
C---0h2-----------------------|---2-----2---|-----------------------------|-----2-----------------|
G-----------------2----- 2-----|---1-----1---|--2---------- 2------2----- |-1----------1----1---|
       



MOTHERLESS CHILD


 Intro (Instrumental)

(Am)Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
(Dm)Sometimes I feel like a (Am)motherless child
(Am)Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A (Dm)long (E7)way from (Am)home (E7)

Instrumental

(Am)Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
(Dm)Sometimes I feel like (Am)I’m almost gone
(Am)Sometimes I fell like I’m almost gone
A (Dm)long (E7)way from (Am)home (E7)

 Instrumental

(Am)Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
(Dm)Sometimes I feel like a (Am)motherless child
(Am)Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
A long way from home
A (Dm)long (E7)way from (Am)home (E7)


RECORDING - SLOW UKULELE VERSION OF INSTRUMENTAL










RECORDING - UKULELE AND VOCAL VERSION


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