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Old 09-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default Key Signatures of Lightfoot recordings

didn't have all tunes handy so if any missing let me know and send link to mp3 or youtube sampler

this could be useful for bassists and keyboard players and perhaps linked under the songs section in homepage...guitar key is in second column with [capo fret position] following song title column, enjoy


KEY GTR TITLE[capo]
Ab G Anything For Love[1]
Ab G I'll Be Alright[1]
Ab G Redwood Hill[1]
Bb A Nous Vivons Ensemble[1]
Bbm Am A Minor Ballad[1]
C# C Steel Rail Blues[1]
C# C High And Dry[1]
C# C Ordinary Man[1]
Eb D Brave Mountaineers[1]
Eb D Fine As Fine Can Be[1]
Eb D Looking At The Rain[1]
Eb D Mama Said[1]
Ebm D Crossroads[1]
A G You Are What I Am[2]
A G The House You Live In[2]
A G You'll Still Be Needing Me[2]
A G Somewhere U.S.A.[2]
A G Christian Island[2]
A G The Patriot's Dream[2]
A G Drifters[2]
A G Me And Bobby McGee[2]
A G Sit Down Young Stranger[2]
A G Song For A Winter's Night[2]
A G Mother Of A Miner's Child[2]
A G End Of All Time[2]
A G If You Could Read My Mind[2]
A G The Pony Man[2]
A G If Children Had Wings[2]
A G Cotton Jenny[2]
A G Borderstone[2]
A G The Watchman's Gone[2]
A G I'll Tag Along[2]
A G Hangdog Hotel Room[2]
A G Cold Hands From New York[2]
A G Never Too Close[2]
A G Stay Loose[2]
A G Spanish Moss[2]
A G Drink Yer Glasses Empty[2]
A G Welcome To Try[2]
A G Go Go Round[2]
A G Cobwebs & Dust[2]
A G The Long River[2]
A G Red Velvet[2]
A G Go My Way[2]
B A A Message To The Wind[2]
B A My Pony Won't Go[2]
B A The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald[2]
B A Daylight Katy[2]
B A Restless[2]
B A Beautiful[2]
B A The Last Time I Saw Her[2]
B A A Passing Ship[2]
B A All The Lovely Ladies[2]
B A Blackberry Wine[2]
B A That Same Old Obsession[2]
B A Seven Island Suite[2]
B A Why Should I Feel Blue[2]
B A Does Your Mother Know[2]
B A The Soul Is The Rock[2]
B A Too Many Clues In This Room[2]
B A Morning Glory[2]
B A Don Quixote[2]
B A My Little Love[2]
B A Rainy Day People[2]
B A The Lost Children[2]
B A If There's A Reason[2]
B A The No Hotel[2]
B A All I'm After[2]
B A Softly[2]
B A Slide On Over[2]
Bm Am No Mistake About It[2]
Bm Am Make Way For The Lady[2]
Bm Am Peaceful Waters[2]
Bm Am Couchiching[2]
Bm Am Keepin' On Yearning[2]
Bm Am Shellfish[2]
Bm Am Ode To Big Blue[2]
Bm Am Rosanna[2]
Bm Am Ballad of Yarmouth Castle[2]
Bm Am Miguel[2]
Bm Am Fading Away[2]
D C I'd Rather Press On[2]
D C Dreamland[2]
D C Summertime Dream[2]
D C Talking In Your Sleep[2]
D C Clouds Of Loneliness[2]
D C Home From The Forest[2]
D C I Used To be A Country Singer[2]
D C Now And Then[2]
D C Saturday Clothes[2]
D C Summer Side Of Life[2]
D C It's Worth Believin'[2]
D C Too Late For Prayin'[2]
D C Walls[2]
D C Same Old Loverman[2]
D C Harmony[2]
D C On Susan's Floor[2]
D C Ghosts Of Cape Horn[2]
D C A Lesson In Love[2]
D C Can't Depend On Love[2]
D C I'll Prove My Love[2]
D C Shadows[2]
D C Rich Man's Spiritual[2]
D C Hey You[2]
E D Betty Called Me In[2]
E D Someone To Believe In[2]
E D For Lovin' Me[2]
E D If You Need Me[2]
E D Inspiration Lady[2]
E D Leaves of Grass[2]
E D Minstrel Of The Dawn[2]
E D Stone Cold Sober[2]
E D 10 Degrees and Getting Colder[2]
E D Approaching Lavender[2]
E D Sweet Guinevere[2]
E D Second Cup Of Coffee[2]
E D Changes[2]
E D Baby It's Allright[2]
E D East Of Midnight[2]
E D Triangle[2]
E D Wild Strawberries[2]
E D I'm Not Sayin'[2]
E D Lazy Mornin'[2]
E D Sometimes I Don't Mind[2]
E D Lifeline[2]
E D Race Among The Ruins[2]
E D Sometimes I Wish[2]
E D The List[2]
E D Sixteen Miles[2]
E D Ring Them Bells[2]
E D Boss Man[2]
E D Long Way Back Home[2]
E D Forgive Me Lord[2]
E D Rainbow Trout[2]
E D Spin Spin[2]
E D Poor Little Allison[2]
E D A Painter Passing Through[2]
E D If I Could[2]
E D Alberta Bound[2]
E D Your Love's Return[2]
E D Carefree Highway[2]
E D May I[2]
E D If It Should Please You[2]
Em Dm The Way I Feel[2]
Em Dm Flyin' Blind[2]
Em Dm Cabaret[2]
Em Dm Always On The Bright Side[2]
F# E Baby Step Back[2]
F# E Uncle Toad Said[2]
F# E I'd Do It Again[2]
F# E Ecstasy Made Easy[2]
F# E Long Thin Dawn[2]
F# E River Of Light[2]
F# E Let It Ride[2]
F# E Knotty Pine[2]
F# E In My Fashion[2]
F# E Sea Of Tranquility[2]
F# E Only Love Would Know[2]
F# E Sundown[2]
F# E Bend In The Water[2]
F# E Boathouse[2]
F# E Waiting For You[2]
F#m Em On Yonge Street[2]
F#m Em Pride Of Man[2]
F#m Em Songs The Minstrel Sang[2]
F#m Em Cherokee Bend[2]
F#m Em Endless Wire[2]
F#m Em Affair On 8th Avenue[2]
F#m Em Is There Anyone Home[2]
F#m Em Black Day In July[2]
F#m Em Love and Maple Syrup [2]
F#m Em 14 Karat Gold[2]
Bb G Much To My Surprise[3]
Bb G On The High Seas[3]
Bb G Too Much To Lose[3]
C A I'm Not Supposed To Care[3]
C A Mister Rock Of Ages[3]
C A The Gypsy[3]
Cm Am Thank You For The Promises[3]
Cm Am Whispers Of The North[3]
Eb C I'll Do Anything[3]
Eb C The Circle Is Small[3]
F D A Tree Too Weak To Stand[3]
F D Bells Of The Evening[3]
F D Bitter Green[3]
F D Canadian Railroad Trilogy[3]
F D Circle Of Steel[3]
F D Dream Street Rose[3]
F D Early Mornin' Rain[3]
F D Highway Songs[3]
F D I Want To Hear It From You[3]
F D If You Got It[3]
F D Mountains And Marian[3]
F D Ringneck Loon[3]
F D She's Not The Same[3]
F D Wherefore And Why[3]
G E Cold On The Shoulder[3]
G E Farewell To Annabel[3]
G E Old Dan's Records[3]
G E Whisper My Name[3]
Gm Em Don't Beat Me Down[3]
Gm Em Pussy Willows, Cat Tails[3]
F# D Heaven Help The Devil[4]
F# D The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face[4]
Dm Am Protocol[5]
C C Unsettled Ways
D D Magnificent Outpouring
D D Ribbon Of Darkness
E E Oh, Linda
Em Em Marie Christine
G G Did She Mention My Name
G G Never Say Trust Me


when ready, matt's 'capo position' list will be helpful in validating these

Last edited by jj; 09-27-2010 at 06:11 PM.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Key Signatures of Lightfoot recordings

Any ideas how to better post this? The forum rejects my HTML as too many characters...

Anyway, here's A through I(poorly formatted for now ;-)). Sorry for the delay -- we're in the home stretch of house construction so free time is nigh non-existent till that's done.

Please comment if you see errors/discrepancies. It's a rush job turned stale :-D

J-Z coming soonish :-D

-=- mf

Song Capo Key Comment
10 Degrees and Getting Colder 2 E
14 Karat Gold 2 B
A Lesson In Love 2 A
A Message To The Wind 2 Bb?
A Minor Ballad 1 Bm
A Painter Passing Through 2 E
A Passing Ship 2 B
A Tree Too Weak To Stand 3 F
Affair On th Avenue 2 Fm
Alberta Bound 2 E
All I'm After 2 B
All The Lovely Ladies 2 B
Always On The Bright Side
Anything For Love 2 E
Apology 1 or 3 Bb not sure
Approaching Lavender 2 E
Baby It's Allright 3 Bb
Baby Step Back 2 F#
Ballad of Yarmouth Castle 2 Bm
Beautiful 2 A
Bells Of The Evening 1 F piano
Bend In The Water 2 F
Betty Called Me In 2 E
Biscuit City 2 D
Bitter Green 3 C Did she mention my name
Bitter Green 2 B
Black Day In July 2 F#m
Blackberry Wine 2 B
Boathouse 2 F#m
Borderstone 2 A
Boss Man 2 E
Brave Mountaineers 1 Db
Broken Dreams 2 F#
Cabaret 2 Dm
Canadian Railroad Trilogy 3 F
Canary Yellow Canoe 2 B
Can't Depend On Love 2
Carefree Highway 2 E
Changes 2 A
Cherokee Bend 2 F#m
Christian Island (Georgian Bay) 2 A
Circle Of Steel 3 F
Clouds Of Loneliness 2 A
Cobwebs & Dust 2 A
Cold Hands From New York 2 A
Cold On The Shoulder 3 G
Cotton Jenny 2 A
Couchiching 2 B
Crossroads Eb
Daylight Katy 2 key change in song
Did She Mention My Name 0 G I've always suspected no capo in the original
Does Your Mother Know 2 B
Don Quixote 2 B
Don't Beat Me Down 3 Gm
Dream Street Rose 3 F
Dreamland 2 D
Drifters 2 A
Drink Yer Glasses Empty 2 A
Early Mornin' Rain 3 F
East Of Midnight 2 E
Ecstasy Made Easy 2 E
End Of All Time 2 A
Endless Wire 2 F#m
Fading Away 2 Bm
Farewell To Annabel 3 G
Fine As Fine Can Be 1 Eb piano
Flyin' Blind 2 Em
For Lovin' Me 2 A key change in song
Forgive Me Lord 2 A
Ghosts Of Cape Horn 2 Em
Go Go Round 2 A
Go My Way 2 A
Gotta Get Away Gm
Hangdog Hotel Room 2 A
Harmony 2 D
Heaven Don't Deserve Me 1 F high string guitar?
Heaven Help The Devil 2 F#
Hey You 2 D
High And Dry 1 Db Sundown
High And Dry 2 D GG2
Hi'Way Songs 3 F
Home From The Forest 2 D
I Used To be A Country Singer 2 D
I Want To Hear It From You 3 F
I'd Do It Again 2 F#
I'd Rather Press On 2 D
If Children Had Wings 2 F#m
If I Could 2 E
If There's A Reason 2 B
If You Could Read My Mind 2 A
If You Got It 3 F
If You Need Me 2 A ?
I'll Be Alright 1 Ab
I'll Do Anything 1 Eb
I'll Prove My Love 2 D
I'll Tag Along 2 A (Heard him to it in Ab on 1)
I'm Not Sayin' 2 D
I'm Not Sayin' / Ribbon of Darkness Tuning discrepancy
I'm Not Supposed To Care 3 C
In A Windowpane 2 D
In My Fashion 2 F#
Inspiration Lady 2 E
Is There Anyone Home 2 F#m
It's Too Late, He Wins 2 A Piano
It's Worth Believin' 2 D
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Key Signatures of Lightfoot recordings

thanks matthew...well, there are conflicts but here's my take:

they are due to:

- categorizing the fine line between a major key versus it's relative minor key ie. C vs Am or in most cases here, A vs F#m...for instance i don't think of 14K Gold as being in a minor key...but it's here nor there from my perspective

- GL's occasional speeding of of master tapes in the mastering process (or non A440 tunings) which has lead us to be off a semitone due to 'rounding'...i probably rounded up when i should have been rounding down...hope that makes sense

- the most common discrepancy is where you might have a song in A vs E...many times GL starts a tune on the 4 or 5 major chord in the rather than the root chord of the key in question...sometimes it's not until the chorus where we hear the root chord (and the key ID) kick in...i'll recheck a few of these but i did give it some good thought when i was making draft determinations...this last comment may have been even more fuzzy than the one above but i think you and a few other might follow my gist

looking forward to your part2...good luck with the renos
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #4
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no disagreement here! re: the slight off-key, there's definitely a few songs that aren't exactly on key, but given GL's predilication for being in tune and on time, i expect that's because it was a take they LOVED and kept it.

agree too on the key variance. as a starting point, most music starts on its root or one of the key relationals (4 and 5 in rock and roll, could be 2,3,or 6 in jazz), so those give us clues, and i've tried to work through the song if the intro suggests a different starting point than the key it resolves too.

alas, i'm 22 years removed from formal music theory training and things are, well, rusty a bit ;-)

i called 14KG in minor just because it sounds that way to me. somewhere in the basement is a Shadows folio i think and i'll pull that out in a few weeks and check :-D

anyway thanks for the feedback.

i'll get the second part done, resolve the tweaks, then figure out where to put it in a nice format :-D

have a great rest of the weekend everyone!



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thanks matthew...well, there are conflicts but here's my take:

they are due to:

- categorizing the fine line between a major key versus it's relative minor key ie. C vs Am or in most cases here, A vs F#m...for instance i don't think of 14K Gold as being in a minor key...but it's here nor there from my perspective

- GL's occasional speeding of of master tapes in the mastering process (or non A440 tunings) which has lead us to be off a semitone due to 'rounding'...i probably rounded up when i should have been rounding down...hope that makes sense

- the most common discrepancy is where you might have a song in A vs E...many times GL starts a tune on the 4 or 5 major chord in the rather than the root chord of the key in question...sometimes it's not until the chorus where we hear the root chord (and the key ID) kick in...i'll recheck a few of these but i did give it some good thought when i was making draft determinations...this last comment may have been even more fuzzy than the one above but i think you and a few other might follow my gist

looking forward to your part2...good luck with the renos
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