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Rock and Roll Song - Valdy
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Rock and Roll Song - Valdy  (6/8 - Drop D Tuning)

Intro/Dialogue:
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   D
    ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-----------------------|
B|-7-------7---7-------7-|
G|-7-------7---7-------7-| (7 times or so)
D|-7-------7---7-------7-|
A|-----------------------|
D|----0------------0-----|

This is a song of mass rejection. I played in front 
of 5,000 Rock'n'Roll fans and they didn’t like what
I was doing - I was a Folk singer.  I was out of
place, but I got a good song out of it.

Verse Chords:
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    G  Cadd9  Em7  A7sus4  A7
    -  -----  ---  ------  --
e|  3    3     3     0     0
B|  0    3     3     0     0
G|  0    0     0     7     6
D|  0    2     0     5     5
A|  5    3     2     0     0
D|  5    X     2     X     X

D                     C
I came into town as a man of renown
  G                      D
A writer of songs about freedom and joy.
D                            CaddG
A hall had been rented and I was presented
       G                    [--  Lick 1 --]
As the kind of a singer most folks could enjoy.

Lick 1:
------
   D                       C                       G
        ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-2-------------|-----0---0-------0---0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
B|-3-------------|-----3---3-------3---3-|-----3---3-------3---3-|
G|-2---0h--2-----|-----2---2-------2---2-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
D|-0-----------0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
A|-0-------------|-3-----------3---------|-2-----------2---------|
D|-0-------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

D                            Cadd9
As I climbed up the stair to the stage that was there
       G                        [--  Lick 2 --]        
It was obvious something was missing.

Lick 2:
------
   D
    ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-2-----------5---5-----|
B|-3-----------5---7-----|
G|-2-----------6---7-----|
D|-0---------------------|
A|-0---------------------|
D|-0---------------------|

D                             CaddG
I could tell by the vibes they wouldn't be bribed
      [G            Em7    ][A7sus4        A7]    
They weren't in the mood to listen......they yelled out

Chorus Chords:
-------------

    G  F#m7  Em  A7sus4  A7
    -  ----  --  ------  --
e|  3    2    0     0     0
B|  0    2    0     3     2
G|  0    2    0     0     0
D|  0    2    0     2     2
A|  5    4    2     0     0
D|  5    4    2     X     X


D         CaddG            [G             F#m7]       [Em   A7sus4   A7]
Play me a rock'n'roll song; don't play me songs about freedom and joy.
D         C                  [Em              A7sus4]  [--  Lick 1 --]
Play me a rock'n'roll song; or don't play me no song at all.

Lick 1:
------
   D                       C                       G
        ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-2-------------|-----0---0-------0---0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
B|-3-------------|-----3---3-------3---3-|-----3---3-------3---3-|
G|-2---0h--2-----|-----2---2-------2---2-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
D|-0-----------0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|-----0---0-------0---0-|
A|-0-------------|-3-----------3---------|-2-----------2---------|
D|-0-------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Verse:
-----

D                              C
I played them some songs about peace and contentment,
    G                          [--  Lick 3 --]
And things that I've come to believe in.

Lick 3:
------
   D                             D note  D harmonic
        ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
e|-2-------------------------| |---------7-----|
B|-3-------------------------| |---------7-----|
G|-2-------------------------| |---------7-----|
D|-0-------------------------| |---------7-----|
A|-----0---2---0-------------| |---------7-----|
D|-----------------5---4---2-| |-0-------7-----|

[D note        D harmonic] CaddG
When I was through, to a chorus of 'boos,'
      [G            Em7    ][A7sus4        A7] 
Some track star yelled thank God he's leaving.

Chorus:
------

D         CaddG            [G             F#m7]        [Em   A7sus4   A7]
Play me a rock'n'roll song; I've had it to here with your flowers & beads
D         C                  [Em              A7sus4]       D
Play me a rock'n'roll song; or don't play me no song at all.


D                 Cadd9     [G             F#m7]       [Em   A7sus4   A7]
If I played you a R'n'R song how could it be fair if my head isn't there
        D                   Cadd9        [--  Lick 4 --]           D
So I'll leave you with your R'n'R songs & make my way back to the country

Lick 4:
------
   D           
    ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-------------0---2---4-|
D|-2---4--5--------------|

D         CaddG            [G             F#m7]       [Em   A7sus4   A7]
Play me a rock'n'roll song; don't give me music I don't want to hear.
D         C                [G             F#m7]       [Em   A7sus4   A7]
Play me a rock'n'roll song; I shoulda stayed home with a big case of beer
D         C                  [Em              A7sus4]   D
Play me a rock'n'roll song; or don't play me no song at all.

[-- Lick 5 --] [-- Lick 6 --]

Lick 5:
------
   A7sus4      A7          G           D
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-0-----------0---------|-0-----------2---------|
B|-0-----------0---------|-3-----------3---------|
G|-7-----------6---------|-4-----------2---------|
D|-5-----------5---------|-0-----------0---------|
A|-0---------------------|-0-----------0---------|
D|-----------------------|-------------0---------|

Lick 6:
------
    ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___     ___ ___ 
   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
e|-5br(5)----------------|-----------------------|-----7---------|
B|-5br(5)p-3-------------|-----------------------|-----7---------|
G|-------------4p--2-----|-----------------------|-----7---------|
D|---------------------3p|-2p--0-----------------|-----7---------|
A|-----------------------|---------2p0-----------|-----7---------|
D|-----------------------|-------------2br(2)--0-|-----0---------|
        
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Song Info  Rock and Roll Song - Valdy
Rock and Roll Song - Valdy
Paul Valdemar Horsdal, CM (born 1 September 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, commonly known as Valdy, is a Canadian folk musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is known for "Rock and Roll Song", his first mainstream single released in mid-1972 on Haida/A&M.

He was a member of the London Town Criers during the 1960s and subsequently joined Montreal band The Prodigal Sons. Prior to beginning his solo career, he was based in Victoria working with various artists, including Blake Emmons.

Valdy is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional Juno nominations. His fourteen albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which are certified gold. Of Canadian folk artists in the mid-1970s, only Gordon Lightfoot was more popular. His music was featured in the Steve McQueen film The Getaway. Valdy also appeared on the CBC TV show The Beachcombers as the environmental activist "Halibut" Stu. He also managed to secure a part in the reunion production of The New Beachcombers performing a song he wrote, "It's The Water," as part of a jug band.

Valdy lives on Saltspring Island in British Columbia with his wife Kathleen. His daughter, Chelah Horsdal, is an actress.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymqQT2-_6xs

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 9/23/2013
Updated: 9/15/2019
Tab By: willc
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Genre: Folk
 
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