Influences (Pt. 3 of 3) – Current
Behind These Hazel Eyes (Kelly Clarkson)
There There (Radiohead)
The Origin of Love (from Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Trio – the original singer-songwriter web session – typically features original songs, but for the third in a special trio of trios I am covering some of the songs that have influenced me and my songwriting. The first two influences Trios featured childhood and teenage influences.
You can download the entire Trio, or start from a past suite of original songs:
See the rest of this post for chords to all three songs.
The chords listed below correspond to my performance in Trio. Since my performance may not match the original recording you should not post these chords to other websites.
If you are still having trouble playing a song even after listening to my performance please leave a comment.
Behind These Hazel Eyes – This is an approximate arrangement for guitar.
For Trio I tuned down one half-step; to match the album leave your guitar in standard.
Intro: F#m D A E
Verse: F#m Dsus2 A, 002100
(i don’t know how to explain it, but i sort of hammer on and off of every chord)
Pre-Chorus: x00220, F#m D E
(i sometimes swap the first and third chords)
Chorus: F#m D(or)Dsus2 A E
(Replace the A & E with a B5 on “You won’t get to see the tears”)
Bridge: B5(m) A5 B5(m) F#5(m) B5(m) A, B D E
Transition: F#m Dsus2 A, 002100, F#m Dsus2 E
There, There – This is a very approximate arrangement for a single guitar.
I depart from the structure of the song on many occasions in this rendition, but the chords are still (mostly) the same as the album.
Verse A: 020200(hammer)020202
Verse B: 355433, 055433, 2x023x, 022000
Chorus A: 577600, 2×0220
Chorus B: 355433, 055433, 2x023x, 022000
Pre-Bridge: x224xxx, x507xx, x406xx
Bridge: 799777, x57767, 577555, 079787
The Origin of Love – Though it is for one guitar, this is is a very faithful arrangement.
This song has a lot of chord changes. At first it might seem daunting, but it’s really just a matter of keeping the sections straight.
I begin with a volume-swell on a D chord.
Intro / Verse A: xx023x, x2003x, x0203x, xx003x (arpeggiate all)
Verse B: G D, D/F#-Gmaj7, Em A7
(here the first two verses diverge…)
Verse 1 (never knew nothing of love…): G-A-D, G A, D G D G
Verse 1, (three sexes then…): Bm D G, Bm D G
Verse 1, (children of the moon…): A Bm, C#m-Bm-A, D G D G
(now head back to Verse A)
Verse 2 (storm clouds…): G-A-D, Gmaj7, G (vamp)
Bridge A (fire shot down…big storm): B5 G5 x 4
Bridge-B (blow a hurricane…don’t behave): E5 B5 G5 x2
Bridge-C (walking around…eye): E5-G#5-G5, D5 G5
Instrumental: xx0232, xx0220, 022000, 320003 x 2
(improvise melody on high E)
Last Verse: D Bm G A
(i skip the Bm if there’s a crescendo through the D)
Origin of Love: D G x 3
Outro: xx023x, x2003x, x0203x, xx0232
(arpeggiate first three chords; sustain the last)