Drone On

April 13, 2016

Mona Bone Jakon Album.jpeg

The first time I heard this album was just after it’s release, on a cold, snowy, rainy afternoon at my cousin’s in Ottawa. They introduced me to a lot of great music those cousins of mine. And they had a Thorens TD124 turntable. Life was good!

My celtic roots love the drone at the end of this song but the combination of gently strummed chords, orchestral strings, Cat’s voice and unique sound (for the era) make this one of my favourite old songs:

Cat Stevens / Yusuf Islam – Lilywhite – Mona Bone Jakon – 1970

post by CatStevensDieHardFan

Play:

Chords From : Christian L. A. Schweikert
from ultimateguitar.com

STRINGS = E A D G B E (standard tuning)
————————–
C = 0 3 2 0 1 0
FAdd9 = X X 3 2 1 3
CAdd11 = 0 3 2 0 1 3
G = 3 2 0 0 0 3
F = 1 3 3 2 1 1
D7 = X X 0 3 1 3
E = 0 2 2 1 0 X
Em = 0 2 2 0 0 X
D = X X 0 2 3 2
A2 = X 0 7 6 5 0
E/A = X 0 6 4 5 0
D/A = X 0 4 2 3 0

INTRO : C Fadd9 (4 times)

C Fadd9 C Fadd9
Back up on the mended road ….. I pause

C Fadd9 C Cadd11
taking time to check the dial

G F
And the Lilywhite

D7 E
I never knew her name

F G C_G_F G Em
But she’ll be passing my way sometime again.

C Fadd9 C Fadd9 C Fadd9 C Fadd9 C Fadd9 C Cadd11
G F D7 E F G C G F G Em C Fadd9 C Fadd9

C Fadd9 C Fadd9
I raise my hand and touch the wheel …. of change

C Fadd9 C
taking time to check the dial

G F
Thank the Lilywhite

D7 E
I never knew her name

F G C_G_F G E
But she’ll be passing my way sometime again.
F G C_G_F G D
But she’ll be passing my way sometime again.

Final Part:
A E/A D/A E/A A
E/A D/A E/A A

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