Genre: Bluegrass Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: C Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Expert
Posted by corcoran, updated: 11/19/2011
Notes: A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Lady of Spain was one of the first complex tunes I worked out an original break for, perhaps after hearing Allen Shelton play with Jim and Jesse at the University of Chicago Folk Festival, in 1966 as I recall. Three things to note about my arrangement: First, the break opens and closes with a vamp pattern. The song is a standard number on the accordion ("Turn off the bubble-a machine-a!"), and it just sounded more complete to me with a cheesy intro and exit. Second, I am playing F chord notes against the first D minor chord; hence it becomes a D minor 7th. Again, it just sounded right to me at the time, and still does. Third, the V chord -- i.e., G -- progresses to a G augmented. If you're going to go cheesy you might as well go whole hog (if I might mix my metaphors). So put on your dancing shoes, strap on the old accordion, and everybody polka.
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