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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: I don't mind failing - Malvina Reynolds


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cheeseforbreakfast - Posted - 01/05/2011:  16:46:26


I thought this song could be a great bluegrass tune. I'd like to learn this one and play it a lot faster. If anyone knows the chords to this or can figure it out, I'd love to learn it. Its got a bluesy feel to it now. I'd like to speed up the tempo and make a break for it, but I've searched for the chords and could not find them.


Appreciate any help!

Thanks!

cheeseforbreakfast - Posted - 01/05/2011:  16:48:45


youtube.com/watch?v=MJ60n_-BK6Q -- This is the original by Malvina

youtube.com/watch?v=nNao85H-PrI -- This is a cover that is a little sped up (and outta sync) but more like what I'm looking for, maybe a pinch faster

banjotom2 - Posted - 01/05/2011:  17:07:04


Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems

I Don't Mind Failing

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1965 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1993.

In the Notes and Comments to her songbook The Muse of Parker Street Malvina writes: "Reverend Stephen Fritchman, of the First Unitarian Church in Los Angeles, gave one of his great sermons, 'The Fine Art of Failing,' in January 1964. Bud has distributed hundreds of copies, and I have done what I can to spread the message in this song. The ideas are Fritchman's, the wording is mine. For those that are put out by cuss-words, I'm sorry about the phrase in this, but that is the way the song wanted to be."

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
Don't mind wearing the ragged britches
G
'Cause those who succeed are the sons of b****es,
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
I'll stay down with the raggedy crew,
G
'Cause getting up there means stepping on you, so
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
Somebody else's definition
G
Isn't going to measure my soul's condition,
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
Never mind the custom suits,
G
The gentle hearts wear the dusty boots, so
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
Some people ride in a car so fine
G
While others walk on a picket line, so
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.

G.................D...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G.................C...................G
I don't mind failing in this world,
G
Don't mind wearing the ragged britches
G
'Cause those who succeed are the sons of b****es,
G.................D...................G.........G, G7, C, cm, G/D7
I don't mind failing in this world.


Edited by - banjotom2 on 01/05/2011 17:14:47

banjotom2 - Posted - 01/05/2011:  17:17:42


A nice web site for malvina...

people.wku.edu/charles.smith/M...mr063.htm

Tom

banjotom2 - Posted - 01/05/2011:  18:12:38


Try this...

It's not bluegrass... closer to the blues style with some Scruggs licks in there for good measure...

hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...12011.tef


Tom

banjotom2.com

cheeseforbreakfast - Posted - 01/08/2011:  12:37:19


Thanks a lot banjotom2! Always a great help!



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