Jack Pepper Part 2: Girl of My Dreams

Girl of My Dreams (Chords)

No uke on this song – other than it being wafted around in the air. But it does work very well on the uke. The chords are in D-tuning to match the uke in the other songs in this set.

The chord progression at the start of the tune reminds me of The Beatles. The chord change from major to minor on the G chord (IV – IVm) has a particularly Beatles-y sound to it. They used it many times; most effectively on Blackbird (All your life…). It’s such a Beatles-y move that Oasis ripped it off for Don’t Look Back In Anger. It goes to show what a debt The Beatles owe to the classic songwriters and aren’t the beginning of songwriting that they’re often made out to be.

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  1. Richard September 14th, 2007 7:17 am

    Um, the song is in D, doesn’t that make G the IV chord? The Beatles/Blackbird change is on the IV, too.

  2. Woodshed September 14th, 2007 8:01 am

    Yes, you’re absolutely right. It was a typo. Honest.

    Thanks for pointing it out.

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