at its simplest, 'tis 3 chords: E Maj. D Maj. , A Maj. maybe (in intro:) E+F# + A+B chorus: D Maj. , A Major (try C# in bass, meaning: 1st inversion), to E Major. D Maj. , A Maj. , D Maj. (or f# minor?) to EMaj. Originally recorded by his band, The Merry-Go-Round, in 1967 , or so.
covered by Fairport Convention on "Bouton Rouge" TV Show, France, April 27 1968 Fairport's rendition (arrangement) is transposed down one whole-step, from (starting on , with) 'E' , and instead down to 'D' . D Maj. , C Maj. , G Maj. Vocal melody (based on harmony/chord of D Major) has lowered 7th degree, a C natural (not C#). when Richard Thompson takes a guitar solo, that modulates up to 'E' ( minor, maybe even dorian mode, in fact -if 6th degree is raised to C#, as opposed to C-natural ?) D Maj. , C Maj. , e minor , D Major
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