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Find A Balance
06-28-2008, 04:59 PM
I just learned the Nirvana version, the one they played on MTV Unplugged in the 90's.
iI think it's an amazingly beautiful song, but i want to learn the original leadbelly version, but i cant find it.

RatmN'Roses
06-28-2008, 05:03 PM
you cant find the song or your cant figure out how to play it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsfcUZBMSSg&feature=related
theres the song
and its only a couple chords.

smb
06-28-2008, 05:06 PM
It's a traditional song - there's no "original" recording.

Stratman54
06-28-2008, 05:07 PM
Are you looking for the song or the tab? I think the chords are the same just played in more of a folk picking style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsfcUZBMSSg here is the song if thats what you're looking forw

and here is the tab: http://www.azchords.com/l/leadbelly-tabs-7152/wheredidyousleeplastnight-tabs-146296.html

szekelymihai
06-28-2008, 05:09 PM
is it originally by leadbelly?or joan baez.not sure of that really

Dimebag22
06-28-2008, 05:15 PM
is it originally by leadbelly?or joan baez.not sure of that really
It's a traditional song, so the original artist/writer is unknown.

imgooley
06-28-2008, 08:01 PM
The title made me lol, because I'm working on a cover of Smokestack Lightnin, and that's a lyric in the song...

ze monsta
06-29-2008, 10:21 AM
You will need a 12 String to sound like Mr Leadbetter.

opivy21
06-29-2008, 11:15 AM
Leadbelly's version just has lots of runs between the chords. I'm not sure what the technical term is, but if you already know the chords, just play some notes that sound good in between the changes. This probably wasn't helpful...

Also, I have a vague feeling that Leadbelly recorded before Joan Baez was born.