The Words That Maketh Murder - chords, tab and comments
It hardly ever happens, that I include a song with "khawaga album" within the same year as it is released. In fact, it has only happened twice : Dying Day (Brandi Carlile)
and The Flood (Katie Melua)
. And once again a female artist forced me to such immature behaviour. Early this year (2011), Polly Jean - PJ - Harvey released "Let England Shake". Sure England did, and I got shaken, too ... or shook up. Approximately the same procedure as with "Dying Day"; I was working on some web design, heard it on the radio, closed that flippin' editor and concentrated on You Tube. That darned working day was doomed, as well as the night. I came up with an acceptable version the next morning.
The song is, as quite a lot of PJ's, based on the Autoharp
, an instrument playing chords by muting certain strings with a damper. It's limited, but effective and distinctive, was brought to fame by the Carter Family and is rarely used in rock music. But PJ *is* rare. The song works fair enough with the 7 listed besic chords, but I recommed alternatives like "zero" chords (ie. suspending notes defining minor/major), leaving strings open or add some notes to make the sound folk-like.