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I decided to cover this classic Paul Simon tune for Mother's Day. The way I see it, this song is about accepting our mortality and just living life. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 11, 2021 at 8:13am

I concur heartily Kale. I put Bridge Over Troubled Water and El Condor Pasa in our songbook, but it will take some serious work on my part to play either!!! No one has picked them yet. Feelin’ Groovy is my go to Paul Simon tune; a simple repeating pattern.

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 11, 2021 at 7:56am

I've done a few Paul Simon tunes and I've noticed he likes to change chords often. Also, he really likes throwing minor or 7th chords in with major chords. Additionally, he tends to sing a little differently (not always on the root) which makes it challenging if you try to simplify the chord. For instance, if he's singing in G over a E minor chord, you'd have better luck transposing that as a G5 than a E5 (despite the fact that it's an E chord). Anyway...I agree...  there are some songs that just don't work well for the 1-finger style. The vast majority work though.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 10, 2021 at 8:10pm

I had to take a look for myself Kale. You are right, the chord changes are spaced pretty tightly with some serious movement for 1-finger chords. I experimented a bit with the chorus, not as familiar with the verses. I found I could leave out a few chords which helped. Not sure the chart I pulled up had all the chords correct anyway (a regular occurrence)! I’m pretty used to personalizing charts to make them more playable, but there are songs that defy my best efforts!

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 10, 2021 at 7:01pm

I couldn't quite get this one to work on CBG. Too many chords. LOL.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 10, 2021 at 6:52pm

I always enjoy the song stories! I haven’t heard this one in years! A blast from the past. Where’s your cbg?

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 9, 2021 at 6:05pm

Thanks AD, Dave, and Rope.

Comment by Rope Walker Country Star on May 9, 2021 at 5:56pm

Great PoornessStidios! I heard Simon quoted as saying the idea came from a Chinese restaurant menu and a dish with eggs AND chicken called the Mother and Child Reunion. He said he just had to use that in a song.

Comment by Dave Lynas on May 9, 2021 at 4:01pm

Morphine for Mother’s Day Kale? :*)

Comment by A.D.EKER on May 9, 2021 at 3:21pm

Happy Mothersday Kale !

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 9, 2021 at 11:37am

I didn't know that fact. Thanks Brian.

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