Keston Cobblers’ Club – Beam (Chords)

Keston Cobblers’ Club – Beam (Chords)

I’ve been singing the praises of Keston Cobblers’ Club for quite a while but their new EP A Scene of Plenty is the best thing they’ve done yet.

This ode to Iron & Wine is the single from it and is dead easy to play. They’re all variations on a G chord. Although they do have different roles in the song depending on what the other instruments are doing. For example, in the middle section the first G is playing the role of an Em7. But I’ve kept the same chord names throughout to keep things simple.

Suggested Strumming

For a simple main strum you can use:

d – d u – u d u

Intro: A bit complicated. Two down-strums on the G. Back to the main strum until the last three chords. Do d – d u for the Gsus4 and G. Then back to the main pattern for the last chord.

Verse and Outro: Main strum once for each chord.

Chorus: Main strum once for each chord except the Gsus2s. Main pattern twice for the first Gsus2. And four times for the last one.

Shouty Bit If you’re feeling ambitious on the A-meh-ri-ca bit you can do three triplet strums followed by a down strum on each syllable. Or you can just do four down-strums.

Middle: Main strum once for every chord. Except twice on the final chord.


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  1. Julia September 11th, 2013 10:11 am

    I´m really thankful for this blog to have introduced me to the Keston Cobblers Club back then with “you go”. They have become one of my favourite bands.

    love it whenever there are new kcc chords here

  2. Woodshed September 12th, 2013 6:45 am

    Julia: I’m really glad I could turn you onto them. They’re a great band.

  3. Cameron September 17th, 2013 7:24 pm

    Thank you so much for putting this up, your the reason I found the Cobblers (and Mumford and Sons, Leftover Cuties, The Lumineers and Sophie Madeleine, they are some of my favourite bands). Anyways thanks again and always.

  4. Woodshed September 18th, 2013 8:37 am

    Cameron: That’s great! I’m glad I could introduce them to you.

  5. jotegr November 11th, 2013 3:52 am

    This is Fantastic, thanks for featuring.

  6. Woodshed November 11th, 2013 5:00 am

    jotegr: Glad you like it!

  7. jotegr November 28th, 2013 3:08 pm

    I only wish their album was available digitally outside the UK D=

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