What Are The Chances

First stab at Open D (thanks to Mel's excellent masterclass).The song took a long twisty meander, lots of changes and tweaks along the way, it arrived somewhere between gambling and fortune-telling. Anyway – time was running out so this is its current state. I think over time it will bed in a bit better and knock off a few more lumps and bumps.

Responses

  1. Really lovely Kris and I agree something different to what I’ve heard you do before. Impressed at your use of open tuning, I can’t even play guitar properly so it’s over my head. I would mind seeing lyrics too if you get chance.

  2. Lyrics:
    Eyes down and we’re counting numbers//
    chip on the table bet on the red nineteen//
    Just want that one damn day for winning//
    Tipping the odds in my favour//
    //
    What are the chances?//
    Look at how the dice dances//
    Shaking up the wasters, looking for the answers//
    In a rigged game//
    //
    Cradle the bones//
    Breathe a little kiss across your fist//
    Shake rattle and roll those bones//
    Follow where they fall – the money and the fool and the alcohol//
    //
    Hands down – crossed with silver//
    Hang on the lifeline, spit on the gypsy queen//
    Two cards, the hanging man and the priestess//
    Bet you wish you never played her//
    //
    Back of the velvet curtain//
    Among the shadows the shape of things to come//
    Look at those black omens and warnings//
    Be careful with what you wish for//
    //
    Yeah the joker owns the pretty bones//
    and the deuce laughed as he carved the runes//
    the knave clung to the bank as he took the bet//
    The devil flashed the ace as he called in that debt//
    called in the debt//
    //
    What are the chances?//
    Look at how the dice dances//
    Shaking up the wasters, looking for the answers//
    In a rigged game//
    //
    Cradle the bones//
    Breathe a little kiss across your fist//
    Shake rattle and roll those bones//
    Follow where they fall – the money and the fool and the alcohol//
    Follow where they fall – the money and the fool and the alcohol//
    no good will come of this//

  3. Guitar in open D is so delicious – I had always wanted to do, it but been terrified of it and utterly bamboozled by well-meaning friends who had tried to explain it all. I had a few goes which didn’t go well at all. Mel’s masterclass totally changed the way I approached it – I have no idea what I am actually playing but just tinkered until something worked. Yay!