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    im having trouble figuring the chords out on this song, can someone help me out?
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    Wait A Minute



    B Wait a Gflat minute did I C#minor hear you say you're E going far B away again
    Try to Gflat change it I can't C#minor take the lonely nights without your Gflat love

    B Doin' the Gflat road get the C#minor music E done and Bmove along
    What good does it Gflat do Play your C#minorsongs for her and hear her Gflat say

    You're rollin' along life's been good to you and even so
    She comes to you late at night's the time you hear her say once again

    I'm waitin' for you thirty days and nights without a rest
    I got to hold on twenty-five to go and once again I'll hear you say

    You can get the idea...its just repeats the same progression throughout the song....of course you can transpose it to any key you want...but it was done in B with the guitar capoed up on the 4th fret and played out of G position..

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    Thank you Scotti!! - A great song! - I can usually call-up the melody/chord progression but "loaned-out" the cassette - to a friend no less!!- GONE!## ; and I can never recall all the words. The Scene...now THERE was a group...

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    What is the correct time signature for "Wait A Minute"?


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    Wait A Minute



    B Wait a Gflat minute did I C#minor hear you say you're E going far B away again
    Try to Gflat change it I can't C#minor take the lonely nights without your Gflat love

    B Doin' the Gflat road get the C#minor music E done and Bmove along
    What good does it Gflat do Play your C#minorsongs for her and hear her Gflat say

    You're rollin' along life's been good to you and even so
    She comes to you late at night's the time you hear her say once again

    I'm waitin' for you thirty days and nights without a rest
    I got to hold on twenty-five to go and once again I'll hear you say

    You can get the idea...its just repeats the same progression throughout the song....of course you can transpose it to any key you want...but it was done in B with the guitar capoed up on the 4th fret and played out of G position..

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    The original recording is in B. Herb is now singing it in A. (We're all getting older) My group does it in G. Play it where you're comfortable singing it. Chord progression is 1-5-2m-4-1
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    I believe the time signature is a very relaxed 4/4. Slow, even.
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    capo 2. Start in G, to D to Am...you will get it

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    Whoa! Thanks for reminding me... How could I have forgotten it? Got to see Herb, with Chris Hillman on mandolin & harmony, pretty close up maybe 8-10 years ago.
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    There’s a nice version on the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band’s CD “Special Edition”. I assume Herb Peterson is singing lead vocal and there’s Mr Jorgansin’s mandolin solo. I think it’s in G but, to be sure I’d have to check.

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    Live at the Cellar Door. A huge musical influence for me and I'm sure many others.
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    Nice guys, slow with a bit of swing:


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