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Chords charts, lyrics, and guitar lesson for Kate McCannon by Colter Wall (written by Colter Wall) off of the self-titled Colter Wall album released May 12, 2017.
These are the guitar chords used in this song. Chord charts read as the strings and frets needing played (or muted - x).
E ––––0–––––3––––0–––––1––––– B ––––1–––––0––––1–––––3––––– G ––––2–––––0––––0–––––2––––– D ––––2–––––0––––2–––––0––––– A ––––0–––––1––––3–––––0––––– E ––––0–––––2––––0–––––0––––– Am G C Dm
Lyrics and chords for Kate McCannon
Intro: Am- - - G- - Am- - -
[Verse 1] Am G Am Well the raven is a wicked bird, his wings are black as sin Am G Am And he floats outside my prison window mocking those within C Dm G C And he sings to me real low, it's hell to where you go Am G Am For you did murder Kate McCannon [Instrumental break] [Verse 2] Am G Am When I first met Tom McCannon, I was working in the mines Am G Am Said he had himself a dark-haired daughter with long, green eyes C Dm G C When she and I did meet, she was bathing in the creek Am G (mute quickly) Prettiest girl in the whole damn holler, that ain't no lie [Instrumental break] [Verse 3] Am G Am So I went a courtin' Kate McCannon Am G Am Got me a job and I quit my ramblin' C Dm G C And every day I'd save a quarter of my pay Am G Am I could buy a diamond ring [Verse 4] Am G Am Lord, and one day I come home to find Am G Am My darlin' angel's not inside C Dm So I made for the creek G C Where she and I did meet Am G Am And found her with some other lover [Instrumental break] Am (4-6 bar build up) [Outro] Am (mute quickly) G Am And I put three rounds into Kate McCannon [Guitar walks outro, ending on Am]
Song’s chord progressions
Verses chord progressions:
- Am, G, Am • C, Dm, G, C
There are quite a few riffs played in between verses, lines in verses, and in outro. They add a lot to the song - hammer on’s, pull off’s, and walk-ups and downs to/between chords (country-style transitions). If there’s enough interest in this post, I’ll likely put together a video to show how to play these riffs and walk ups/downs on guitar.
- Artist: Colter Wall
- Released: May 12, 2017
- Album: Colter Wall
- Songwriter(s): Colter Wall
- Producer(s): Dave Cobb
- Length: 4:34
Information from Wikipedia page
This is my take on the song. I do not own any rights to the song, yet this lesson’s content, and other materials here are my own.
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