Post Number: 95
|Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 5:07 pm: |
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone on this board was pretty good at piano? A few friends of mine and I are wanting to do a song for our senior talent show, and I need to learn the song on piano. Problem is, I dont know how to read music, and I'm not nearly good enough to learn by ear on the instrument. The song is " 'ol 55" by Tom Waits (The Eagles did a cover of it). If anyone can help me out by telling me what chords/notes he plays at different parts of the song, I would greatly appriceate it.
If you have something, send it on over to firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks very much
Post Number: 96
|Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 7:25 pm: |
found what i was looking for. thanks to those who helped.
Post Number: 1617
|Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 9:28 pm: |
Excellent choice of material. Ol' 55 and the rest of the songs on "Closing Time" are great. Vintage Waits. I saw him do this material in the mid 70's when he opened for Martin Mull and his Fabulous Furniture at the Troubador in L.A. Halfway through his set, Waits reaches into the inside pocket of his sports jacket, takes out an open half full beer, takes a big swig, looks at the audience and says, deadpan: "came with the coat". Broke me and my friends up.
Good luck with the show, Jimmy.
Post Number: 1047
|Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 2:28 am: |
"The piano has been drinking" has been a favourite of mine for years - try and write out the changes on that.
Non-piano favourite: "Pasties and a G String". And who needs "Tom Traubert's Blues" anyway.
Post Number: 97
|Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - 3:41 am: |
agreed with both of you guys. thanks for the props, bill. i've seen tom on alot of television shows (interviews and such) and he's a really funny guy.