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    Anybody know the chords to Riding in the T.T. Races by George Formby? the only chords i could figure out were Gm7,F7, and B from watching this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eayll...eature=related

    thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeydukey625 View Post
    Anybody know the chords to Riding in the T.T. Races by George Formby? the only chords i could figure out were Gm7,F7, and B from watching this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eayll...eature=related

    thanks a lot!
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    Reviving thread...
    I pass by a statue of Formby strumming an ukulele every day on my way to work - it got me thinking of this song a couple of days ago.

    I reckon it's a banjolele being played in the soundtrack instead of a uke. Or at least the chords he's playing in that video aren't the same inversions as in the music you hear. (example: the first Gminor chord's got a high D in it). But hey, it's a cute little song.

    I can't find the chords out there on the internet - anyone have them?

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    OK, here's what I have. Most of these chords are played using weird inversions. George doesn't help much as he's playing different chord inversions to the soundtrack, but his uke looks like it's ADF#B-tuned.


    D7 / Gm

    Gm
    If there's one thing that I like, it's riding around on a motorbike

    Eb7 / D7 / Gm
    I'm a speed king when I once begin

    Gm / Eb / D
    I once won first prize two and six, I know all the dirt track dirty tricks

    F / F7
    I'm a marvel when I'm out to win

    Dm / A7 / D / DM7 / D7
    In a fifty mile race I am the best, I ride five miles and skid the rest

    D / G6
    So come along and see me riding in the T.T. races

    D7 / G6
    Easier than hop scotch, beating all the top notch aces

    E7 / A7
    I've been riding all my life, I started quite small

    A7 / D7
    I've ridden fairy cycles, aye, and scooters and all

    D7 / G6
    Hear the people cheer me when they see me steering backwards

    G7 / C
    Down the hill I go at break-neck speed

    C / Cm / G / E7
    See me coming down the street with the winning post on the pillion seat

    D7 / G / Eb7 / D7
    So come along and see me riding in the T.T. race

    D7 / G6
    Come along and see me riding in the T.T. races

    D7 / G6
    Easier than hop scotch, beating all the top notch aces

    E7 / A7
    Once my bike was hard to ride, but I didn't mind

    A7 / D7
    Until I found they'd hitched a charabanc on behind

    D7 / G6
    Everybody's scaring, I am such a daring rider

    G7 / C
    My inside rattles when I go the pace

    C / Cm / G / E7
    My ribs begin to shake about, there's all my spare parts sticking out

    D7 / G / Eb7 / D7
    So come along and see me riding in the T.T. race

    D7 / G6
    D7 / G6
    E7 / A7
    A7 / D7
    D7 / G6
    G7 / C

    C / Cm / G / E7
    With my gears in reverse, the other way round I'll finish first

    D7 / G
    So come along and see me riding in the T.T. race



    May have got a couple of those wrong, please let me know what you think...

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    Those chords are more or less what I play only I like to add a G in the phrase "riding in the TT races".. like D7 //// G / G6/
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