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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Guitar with Adrianne Serna.
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Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. Includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets.
 
 
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Gillian Welch’s song “Orphan Girl” was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her classic Wrecking Ball album, and Welch recorded the song, which has become a bluegrass jam session favorite, on her debut recording, Revival. You can play “Orphan Girl” with just three chords—G, C, and D—and the bass down-up strum, with or without an alternating bass, whichever you choose. Adrianne shows you which bass strings to alternate for each chord and how to accent the second and fourth beats of each measure.  
 
 
 
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  
 
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
 
The country classic “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” was written by Fred Rose and recorded by Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and many others. This version is based on Willie Nelson’s recording of the song on his Red-Headed Stranger album. It’s played in the key of E, with one new chord, a B7. Check out the “How to Play a B7 Chord” lesson if you’re unfamiliar with B7. Adrianne plays the song with a simple bass down-up strum, and shows you the alternating-bass pattern for the E, A, and B7 chords. She also shows you a nice bass run that connects the E and B7 chords.

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