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Bramwell
11 posts
Jun 25, 2009
1:36 PM
Hey everybody! I figured I'd post what I believe is the best way to play JJ's new tune "King Hummingbird." I watched the video of JJ playing the song and pretty much just wrote down and played what I saw. So here it is:

King Hummingbird - JJ Grey

Capo 7


A (G)Crown of (D)Red, (Em)King Humming(C)bird

There U(G)pon your (D)perch, (Em)say the (C)word


(C)and i'll fall (D)down on my (G)knees (G/F#)and (Em)beg

(C)for the (D)life i took from (G)you (G/F#)my (Em)king

(C)all this empty thing i've (D)done


(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there

(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there


the (G)deepest (D)green, (Em)and rainbow (C)blue

as (G)delicate a (D)life, (Em)as morning (C)dew


(G)beating wings whis(D)per, (Em)like babies (C)breath

(G)filling me with won(D)der, (Em)for all that (C)is


(C)but i took careful (D)aim, and (G)made (G/F#)no (Em)sound

(C)for no rea(D)son, i can (G)think (G/F#)of (Em)now

(C)for this wicked thing i've (D)done



(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there

(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there

(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there

(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there


(with conviction)
(G)everywhere i (D)go i (Em)feel you (C)there

i feel you there

i feel you

i feel...i feel you there


(slow down and end)
Delerious Tyme
295 posts
Jun 25, 2009
2:38 PM
Hey Bramwell, you got it right on the Capo, and how you would play it if there were no capo, but the keys actually turn out to be:


D A Bm G

D (for ur G)
A (for ur D)
Bm (for ur Em)
G (for ur C)

Also, the intro is played

A add 6 - A - Asus4 - A - A add 6 - A - Asus4

Play up the strings and start into the D to the regular chord progression.


JJ also plays the Asus4 when he hits the A, kinda in the same way he added that to the new Brighter Days version.

Also, on the G, he adds the G/A right before going back into the D and regular chord progression.

Same chord progression as the Sun Is Shining Down, just played on half step up.




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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."

Last Edited by on Jun 25, 2009 2:42 PM
Bramwell
12 posts
Jun 29, 2009
4:37 PM
Delerious Tyme: You're absolutely correct. Very similar to Sun is Shining Down.

Hey, can you send me tabs/chords to the following songs?:

Mississippi
Whitehouse
WYLF
On Fire

I realize that On Fire is mostly bass beats, but if there is any chord progression that you play to beef it up and have fun with it acoustically then I would love to know it. I believe these are the only songs that I dont know that are on the 4 albums. I know you're helping Clay with the Tabs/Chords section and I have a list of songs I've tabbed out as well or have got from Ultimateguitar.com and added more detail to. Let me know if there are any songs you might need. Thanks dude!
Delerious Tyme
297 posts
Jun 30, 2009
10:51 AM
Sure thing, I'll get you what I have. Do you want the chords or guitar tabs or both?



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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
298 posts
Jun 30, 2009
10:53 AM
WYLF – JJ Grey & Mofro


C
magnetism chemistry feel the electricity
F
coming off of you
C
there’s no need to try to hide that come hither in your eyes
F
I know you want it too


chorus:

G F C
this is what you’re looking for

I seen it on the break
G F C
this is what you’re looking for


C
your fingers set a fire in my skin a deep desire
F
oh so naturally
C
don’t play shy or act afraid I fell in this trap you laid
F
oh so willingly
C
I feel it on the fly smooth as move with a velvet glide
F
do you want to really know the answers to
C
so many hard questions that you’re asking
F
baby how could I prove that I’m right







chorus:

G F C
this is what you’re looking for

I seen it on the break
G F C
this is what you’re looking for

I know baby I know it and you know it
G F C
this is what you’re looking for




**The F is not necessary to play throughout the verses, you can easily play just in the Key of C throughout with the only changes coming in the chorus.**

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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
UHollis
209 posts
Jun 30, 2009
10:57 AM
you have Whitehouse DT?
ive never tried that one
though i sing it to Tosh everyday riding into work
Delerious Tyme
299 posts
Jun 30, 2009
10:58 AM
The spacing on that didn't come out as it always should. I just copied what I had from my word file and pasted. Clay has this and Mississippi for the Tab/Chord page already, but is still working on putting them up on the page.

I'm sure he would have had them up by now if he wasn't traveling to JJ Solo shows, back to back shows at Windjammer and his day job. I'm not mad or anything, just jealous as hell... I need to find a job in Florida... Arizona is hot as hell and JJ is nowhere to be found...



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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
300 posts
Jun 30, 2009
11:01 AM
Hey UHollis, Whitehouse is a tricky one. I sort of have it, but not quite. Let me work on it this week and I will have it for you. Everytime I try to tab it, I get something different. Then I tried to tab it from a live version that JJ played here in Phoenix and he changed the keys and completely threw me off. I don't have my notes with me right now since I am at work, but when I get home I will try to post what I have so far and then work on it some more. Maybe with what I have and what Bramwell might have, we can get it down for everyone.


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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
301 posts
Jun 30, 2009
11:08 AM
Mississippi is simply G up to the C

When I play it on Guitar, I use the movable E Chord and play the G then slide up to the C on the 8th?? Fret. Trying to picture the guitar right now and counting the frets, but I'm pretty sure that is it. Then the resolution is a D C G. Try that out and see how it works for you.

As for On Fire. The bass line is simply the F G Bb

If you are trying to play chords with is, I play the G to give the rhythm. You can do a slide up with the F to the G and if you are fast enough, hit the Bb and drop back down. I've never really played it much with the chords, mainly single notes to give the bass line. But let me play around with this some and I will get back to you on it. I think I can probably get some good ideas by listening to the Acoustic Version that JJ did on Acoustic Cafe.

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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
UHollis
210 posts
Jun 30, 2009
11:11 AM
thats pretty much what has happened to me
Delerious Tyme
307 posts
Jul 02, 2009
12:17 PM
Hey UHollis,

The album version is definitely in Em to start and has F and G Major chords going forward. There is some Bm and Am in it as well, but still working out where it is exactly. Then the ending switches keys to the D Major and G Major. I will start messing around with Major 7 chords as well to see if there are in there also. Try playing around with those chords and see if you come up with anything different.


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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Bramwell
13 posts
Jul 02, 2009
3:24 PM
Thank you, Delerious Tyme! You've been a great help as always!
Delerious Tyme
309 posts
Jul 03, 2009
8:52 AM
Glad I could be of some help Bramwell. As always, would love to hear about anything that you find or come up with.

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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."
Delerious Tyme
359 posts
Aug 09, 2009
2:05 PM
Hey Bramwell,

I was playing along with JJ's acoustic version of On Fire the other day. I figured out a few things and remember you asking about it on this thread. Anyways, play around on this and let me know what you think.

For the verse and simple rhythm, JJ plays single notes of G to F. On guitar I play the Low E string 3rd fret for the G and the D String 3rd fret for the F. Play that and jump back and forth to get the rhythm. Any fill you want, you can play a shuffle on the G chord.

Then, during the chorus is where I found something new, simple, but new and sounds good. Through the chorus, JJ stay on the G, but after he sings "She's on Fire" he goes:

G - G - Bb - Bb - C - C - Bb - Bb - G - G - - G and repeat. Play along to get the rhythm and you will have it in no time.

That's it, pretty simple, but atleast some new info and ideas on how to play it on acoustic or just solo with the guitar. Let me know if you have any questions or need the recording of the acoustic version to play along to and I will get it for you.

Enjoy.


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Delerious Tyme

Mofro for life in Arizona
The Rhythm Room is exactly that when the boys are kicking it here.
"Walking on Moonlight in the Day."


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