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10 Mar 2013

Over The Hill - John Martyn - Ukulele Chords

This is a number we have added to The N'Ukes ukulele set which has proved very effective. Over The Hill by John Martyn (from the Solid Air album)


On the original, as was often the way with John's work, he plays it on a guitar tuned differently from the norm (G Tuning I believe). Thankfully, on a humble uke it's easy to play in standard tuning with only three chords. The chord progression in the first verse is just repeated through the whole song. Video at the end to play along with.


OVER THE HILL - JOHN MARTYN


[G]I'm going away to leave you, going to leave you in disgrace.
Nothing in my favour, got the wind in my face.
I'm going [Am]home.
[C]Hey, hey, hey, over the [G]hill.
Over the [Am]hill,
[C]Hey, hey, hey, over the [G]hill.

Can't get enough of sweet cocaine, get enough of Mary Jane.
Going back to where I come from, going to roll 'em back home again.
Over the hill, hey, hey, hey, over the hill.
Over the hill; hey, hey, hey, over the hill.

INSTRUMENTAL - REPEAT CHORD PROGRESSION OR FINGERPICK

I've been worried about my babies, been worried about my wife.
There's just one place for a man to be, when he's worried about his life
I'm going home, hey, hey, hey, over the hill.
Over the hill; hey, hey, hey, over the hill.


Well I'm going away to leave you, going to leave you in disgrace.
I got nothing in my favour; the rain in my face.
I'm going home, hey, hey, hey, over the hill
Over the hill; hey, hey, hey, over the hill.
Over the hill, Hey, hey, hey, over the hill.
Over the hill; Hey, hey, hey, over the hill.

5 comments :

  1. Fantastic! Grabbed my ukulele right away and had lot of fun with this one! Thanks for sharing! Doc Kazoo

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  2. Hi, any one care to share strumming pattern tips for over the hill for a beginner like me? Thanks, Paul.

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  3. I'm not a big fan of patterns - too restrictive - but here is a video of our band playing it - just copy the hand strums to get the pattern. I stress though, this is just how we play it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fykoe8VMdz8

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  4. Been listening to a lot of John Martyn lately, and love this song. Sounds great on the uke. Thanks for posting.

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  5. Great. Want to play mandolin, can't do open tuning. Thanks

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