Peggy Sue – February Snow (Chords)

Peggy Sue – February Snow (Chords)

Since the Peggy Sue interview I’ve had a steady stream of requests to do this song and I’ve finally caved. There’s a lot going on in the song so no blather.


There’s quite a lot of dissonance in the chords. The Fadd9 has an F, G and Ab in – three notes in the space of four frets. C7M isn’t a discord by itself, but the B note doesn’t belong in the key of Fm so it sounds really nasty in context (F – B is the Devil’s Interval).

Suggested Strumming

For the first part of the song the strumming is:

d – d u – u d u
– u d u – u d u

When the extra C chord comes in use the first bar once for the C5 and C chords.

Then in verse 2 the chords come at twice the rate. For which you can use this strum:

Apart from the single strum section, that should see you through the strumming.

Twiddly Bits

The time signature switches to 6/8 in the middle for this little bit:

Requested by J-Hob, Francesca and a few dozen people called Sophie.

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  1. J-Hob July 20th, 2010 10:35 pm

    Thank you oh mighty shed of wood!

  2. Rob NY July 20th, 2010 11:10 pm

    I like this. Thanks

  3. Woodshed July 21st, 2010 7:56 pm

    J-Hob and Rob: You’re both welcome.

  4. Gabriela September 19th, 2010 10:27 pm

    I LOVE you for doing Peggy Sue. Best website ever.

  5. Woodshed September 20th, 2010 10:08 pm

    Gabriela: Thanks!

  6. Jessica January 10th, 2011 5:14 pm

    Love this, Any chance you’ll do The Conservationist? I’ve been trying to figure it out but I’m just starting to play. Great site!

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