#1
I was wondering if someone might be helpful enough to work out the changes in this tune for me?
Foolishly I made the assumption that it would be pretty straight forward, only to discover that there seems to be quite a bit more to it? idk??

I am trying to construct an acoustic "fan" type version of it.

I get the feeling there might be something like substitute dominants (or whatever?) in between things and/or extended chords, as like with the Am7-D7 parts? Those chords alone just don't seem to sound full enough (like the Am7 needs the 6th included - but how?). Not a style I am familiar with and it's leaving me feeling baffled???...

Yes I am somewhat aware that the overall collection of various instruments probably contribute to the overall sound/texture, but if anyone familiar with the style, would suggest the most appropriate chords/progression to replicate the sound/style (well as close as possible?), would be a great step in helping me with constructing my little busker/fan type version of it. Sheesh, talk about simplicity at it's best!

I have included my acoustic versions' beginning, just as a reference to illustrate what I am trying to achieve as the final result.
   intro
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
e|-2-----------------------|-------------------------|-
B|-3-----------------------|(3)----------------------|-
G|-2----(x)-6--5----(x)-4--|-2---0----------5--4-----|-
D|-0----(x)----4----(x)----|-0-----4--2--0--------7--|-
A|------(x)----5----(x)----|(0)-------------3--2-----|-
E|-------------------------|----------------------5--|-


1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & |
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|-
B|-3-----------3-----------|-3--------3\2/3-----3----|-
G|-4-----------2--------0--|-4--------4\3/4-----4----|-
D|-5-----------4-----------|-5---------------5-(5)---|-
A|-5-----------5-----------|-5-----------------------|-
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-
Sons of the west...


1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 e & a 3 & 4 & |
e|-------------------------|--------------------------|-
B|-3-----------5-----------|-7---------7-8-10-10-10-7-|-
G|-4-----------4(5)--------|-7--7--7-9----------------|-
D|-5-----------6-----------|-7------------------------|-
A|-5-----------5(7)-----5--|-9------------------------|-
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|-
Red White and Blue...

Am7 D7
We come out snarling,
Am7 D7 G
Bulldogs through and through...
G     D      G
Sons of the West
(G) E7 D
Red,white and blue
Am7 D7
We come out snarling
Am7 D7 G
Bulldogs through and through

Bulldogs bite and bulldogs roar
We give our very best
But you can't beat the boys
of the Bulldog breed
We're the team of the mighty West


Thanks kindly in advance!!
#5
This is the best I can do.... I believe the main problem is the song is sort
Of a marching type song and the instruments used for that are anything
But a guitar.... It would be great though if you can come up with a very
Simple version for the guitar as I am sure that you have intentions to play this
For some people before a game... Like I said I tried... Hope it may be of some
Use....



CAPO: 1st FRET

INTRO:

E ------------------------
B ------------------------
G --7--6-5--4-2-0---------
D -----------------4-2-0--
A ------------------------
E ------------------------


 G   D       G
Sons of the West
       G#      Am
Red, white and blue 

We come out snarling 
                       G     D
Bulldogs through and through
 G        D        G
Bulldogs bite and bulldogs roar
             E    Am   D
We give our very best 
        Am              C
But you can't beat the boys 
        G        D
Of the Bulldog breed 
           G           D      G
We're the team of the mighty West 

Last edited by DON CZARSKI at Mar 30, 2015,
#6
^yeah I know, such a biatch! that fricken bassline seems to confuse that 2nd line (well for me at least - in the original).
Got another suggestion from a local over in MT too, so looking forward to checking out both versions when I get back to my guitar!
and that C chord looks interesting too I'm guessing maybe a nonfunctioning seventh?
Thanks heaps Don!!
#7
I hope you come up with what you are looking for... Let me know when you do...ok.
Hopefully, even the C chord may help out some..or a variation of it...
#8
Quote by DON CZARSKI
I hope you come up with what you are looking for... Let me know when you do...ok.
Hopefully, even the C chord may help out some..or a variation of it...

Yeah can do (I made a note in my tab of your request), but not making much head-way... well slow progress anyhow, will let ya know... eventually... hopefully?