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Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:56 pm
by stumblin
Does anyone have the chords for this Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee number?
A few of us have attempted to work it out a couple of times down the pub, but it just keeps eluding us.
Any and all help greatly appreciated, ta :)

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:08 pm
by Bournio
I've got that as "Tryin' to Win" I dunno how it's played though... I fudge it into B minor then F#Major, then Eminor, sorry for the dodgy spacin it's the only way i can think of getting it to work and still be readable!

So:

Bm
You know it's hard
F#
Love another man's girlfriend
Bm
Can't see her when you want to,
Em
Gotta see her when you can
Em
We May be Fightin a
f#
losin battle but havin a lotta fun,
Bm
tryin to win


Is that even the right song? I just played that once or twice when someone said they wanted to hear it... and it fits my range nicely!

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:30 pm
by Bournio
I don't know why this has taken me so long... but that's I V IV... hmmm

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:31 pm
by maxx england
Seems similar in structure to Key To The Highway and Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home to me.

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:55 am
by stumblin
Thanks guys.
I worked it out from watching Sonny and Brownie (in the footage that features Pete Seeger sitting in).
It seems to be in F, with Brownie's guitar capoed at the first fret.
There are four chords in the song, it was the line
".............A................B♭
We may be fighting a losing battle
"
that was giving me all the trouble.
I've been trying to work out a nice ukulele accompaniment for this, progress is being made!

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:51 pm
by tango maroni
does anybody have the lyrics of that wonderful song?

Re: Fighting a Losing Battle

PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:47 am
by Bournio
Hey did anyone make any serious progress with this? I saw what I wrote and my god that's off.... Wish I could do summat better!