#1
Would love to get the chords for Lyle's "I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord". Fairly new player and sing generally in the key of G if that's any help. Thanks!!!
#2
In this song by Lyle there really isn't a guitar that you hear...however, I can try to work chords up in the key that Lyle is singing the song in.... A lot of others have done this song as well and in every one there is basically no guitar but a lot of hand clapping, and singing... I'll try to come up with something though for you based on lyles version
#3
Thanks very much Don! You rock!!!! Hopefully I can do something close to it with your help.
#4

	SONG:   I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD
ARTIST: LYLE LOVETT
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  [email]GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM[/email]

         I'M A SOLDIER IN THE ARMY OF THE LORD
                      LYLE LOVETT

NOTE: This song is done by many, many, many artists.
      It is mainly done on organ. This is my interpretation
      of the song done on guitar. You can move the capo
      to sing in any key you wish. It is the same chords
      used over and over.

CAPO: 3rd FRET

VERSE:
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my

VERSE:
G                              C            G
I got my war clothes on in the army of the Lord
                               A  D  G 
I got my war clothes on in the ar-ar-my
G                              C            G
I got my war clothes on in the army of the Lord
                               A  D  G 
I got my war clothes on in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
G                         C            G
I believe I'll die in the army of the Lord
                          A  D  G
I believe I'll die in the ar-ar-my
G                         C            G
I believe I'll die in the army of the Lord
                          A  D  G
I believe I'll die in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G                    C           G
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A  D  G
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my


VERSE: (KEY CHANGE)
           G#                   C#          G#
I got my breastplate on in the army of the Lord
                             A# D# G#
Got my breastplate on in the ar-ar-my
           G#                   C#          G#
I got my breastplate on in the army of the Lord
                             A# D# G#
Got my breastplate on in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G#                                 C#          G#
I'm gonna fight until I die in the army of the Lord
                                   A# D# G#
I'm gonna fight until I die in the ar-ar-my 
 G#                                 C#          G#
I'm gonna fight until I die in the army of the Lord
                                   A# D# G#
I'm gonna fight until I die in the ar-ar-my 


VERSE:
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my


VERSE:
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my
 G#                   C#          G#
I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord
                     A# D# G#
I'm a soldier in the ar-ar-my

..... FADE OUT


#5
DOUG,
If you want to sing this in the key of G just play the same chords without a capo.... it is the same chords over and over... This is my way of playing the song on guitar as it is mainly played with organ.... let me know if it works for you..it does for me...
#7
Simple enough Don. Just have to work on my strum pattern. Now, here's probably a real dumb question from someone who doesn't know music well. When the song goes to the #'s, is there a fairly simple way of doing that such as barre chords just moving up and down the neck or doesn't it work that way? No biggee if not. FYI: I have been trying to play since Vietnam in 1969. Nothing else to do in our down time on an Artillery Firebase so there were always a couple guys who could play. I wanted to be one of them and bought a cheap guitar for $30. One 18 y/o Kentucky kid could make that baby sound like a vintage Martin! He was awesome picking Wildwood Flower. Never got good enough to play songs til this year but when it is sometimes 10 years between trying and quitting, that's how it goes. Got the bug at age 63 and bought a decent Yamaha last spring and I'm hooked! Just got a LOT to learn and I know you NEVER learn it all....
Last edited by doug rooney at Nov 20, 2013,
#8
Yes Doug.... If you use barre chords all that would involve is using the same barre chord for each of the chords in the beginning and holding the same form just move each chord one fret to make it a sharp#.... I myself am 60 years old and have known quite a few people that started guitar late in life.... S enjoy it... And always remember the only person you need to please is yourself... Doesn't matter what others think or say.....


So if you play a G barre chord which is

E-3-
B-3-
G-4-
D-5-
A-5-
E-3-

Then to play an A barre chord move up 2 more frets

E-5-
B-5-
G-6-
D-7-
A-7-
E-5-

And to play the G# barre chord move up 1 fret from the G

E-4-
B-4-
G-5-
D-6-
A-6-
E-4-

----------------------

The C barre chord is

E-3-
B-5-
G-5-
D-5-
A-3-
E-3-

And the D barre chord is

E-5-
B-7-
G-7-
D-7-
A-5-
E-5-

And so the C#  and D# would be 1 fret up from the C and D barre chord...

The beauty is you hold the same fingering but move up or down the fretboard to make a new chord... So learn barre chords...makes playing faster and easier...there are intermet sites that has this information on it...

By the way, if you ever need help with guitar feel free to email me... It is always listed on any of my tabs... I am not the greatest or pretend to be... But I do try and help people out.... So email me at any time as you can be more detailed in your questions and I can respond quicker and easily ok
Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Nov 20, 2013,