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Started by surferboogiewhatever on Sep 5, 2021 6:48:25 PM
What is wrong with these chords? (Beach Boys song)

I haven't played the guitar for a long time, but I've just been trying to teach myself a couple of new songs, and this one caught my eye because it has none of those pesky barre chords:

Do It Again

https://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitartabs.
cc/tabs/b/beach_boys/do_it_again_crd_ver_4.html


But to me, the chords over "with a girl the lonely sea looks good" bit just don't seem to fit the tune as I know it.

I can't quite work out whether the chords are completely wrong or just misaligned with the words, but I've tried changing early or late and it still doesn't sound right.

Does anyone who knows the song and knows a bit about chords think they know what it should be?

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moto748 - 18 Dec 2021 18:41:03 (#1 of 6)

Just tried it. Does sound a bit unconvincing, but that's not unusual for some tabs. You certainly can't rely on the change being exactly where the chords are shown!

if you want a simple song with a pleasant but easy chord progression, I would recommend Torn and Frayed (off Exile On Main Street) if you know it.

frantastic - 18 Dec 2021 20:12:46 (#2 of 6)

I think that the Em should be a Bm.

surferbaublewhatever - 19 Dec 2021 09:43:27 (#3 of 6)

Ooh thanks! I'd forgotten all about this but I'll, erm, do it again later.

Sabacious - 19 Dec 2021 10:29:46 (#4 of 6)

Its Em7 I think.

sandy08 - 19 Dec 2021 19:33:17 (#5 of 6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qQ27J8Hwl8.

He's playing it with "pesky barre chords", I'm afraid, but a capo on the 1st fret will take care of all but the Cminor and Gminor :)

PeacockinaPearTree - 19 Dec 2021 19:43:41 (#6 of 6)

surf, its odd, I think your tab is the most common interpretation but there are variations in interpretation at the bit you're asking about. I checked this guy out and this doesn't help at all, sorry: https://youtu.be/1qQ27J8Hwl8

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