#47693  by spunion4
 Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:43 pm
Would love some help figuring out the chords to Mighty High along with the riff after the chorus and buildup before the jam ..

Thanks

Cameron

 #47709  by jeffm725
 Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:46 am
I am at work right now with a guitar nowhere near me, so if I transposed anything I apologize,

when I get home tonight I wil verify with a guitar in hand:

here ya go:
Mighty High



INTRO


E|-------------------------
B|--9-------------8--------
G|--10------------9--------
D|--9-------------8--------
A|------------------------- 3x
E|-------------------------


Intro 4th time
These are Hits:
E|----------------------
B|--10--10--6--6--6--6--
G|--10--10--8--8--8--8--
D|--10--10--7--7--7--7--
A|--8---8---8--8--8--8--
E|----------------------


(Chorus first):

Bb
Take a Load off your Mind

Eb
Ride the Mighty Glory

Ab Eb
Listen to My Story

Bb
and Ride the Mighty High

Note that I didnt format the chords over the words properly, no time to fix now, but it is easy anyway



Verse example:

Bb
Take a load off your feet
Cm
Hear what I'm saying
Cm
Hear what I'm saying
Bb
It will set your mind at ease

etc..etc..




The the Bridge (or chorus 2 if you will, which only is on live versions, not studio outtake)

Ab Eb Tag Riff **
Cmon and Rii-iide Mightly High repeat 3 times


** Tag Riff:
|-------------------
B|-------------------
G|-------------------
D|--8--6--5---------- 2x
A|-----------9--6h8--
E|-------------------

That tag above is very quick and precise, and can be played a ton of different ways obviously



Near the end of the song, the intro hits come again and this time the 4th time around hits go double
Last edited by jeffm725 on Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:19 am, edited 2 times in total.

 #47724  by spunion4
 Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:44 pm
Thanks alot.....

 #47735  by astroman99
 Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:39 am
Hey Jeff, looks great, question about the intro though, I always played a C#7th down to a C7th, you virtually have a D7th down to a C#7th, I know you dont have the root in there, could you be mistaken, or is it me?
Love that chromatic run and the offbeats

 #47736  by jeffm725
 Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:13 am
astroman99 wrote:Hey Jeff, looks great, question about the intro though, I always played a C#7th down to a C7th, you virtually have a D7th down to a C#7th, I know you dont have the root in there, could you be mistaken, or is it me?
Love that chromatic run and the offbeats
I am sure you are right, like I said I could have transposed stuff because I did this without guitar in hand at work, looks like the opening 2 chords need to be moved down 1 fret, same shape though


NOTE: I fixed the Tab in original post so play as written
 #161500  by Lunchbox16
 Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:14 am
I put this together based on Jeffm725's earlier post. I pieced the structure together based on the live version from the Don't Let Go release.

In the intro I think an F7 or a Bbmaj7 would work. To me, it's easier to not play the B string, and I didn't hear it when I listened, but that's splitting hairs. Play whatever works for you!

I also put down the timing of the riff, so perhaps that will help some folks (you can plug it into Guitar Pro, etc., easily if needs be). (s = sixteenth note, e=eighth, er= eighth rest, Qr = quarter rest). Also, the reach to G at 10 on the A string is easier for me than the shift needed to hit G on the D string at 5, but, again, that's just more comfortable for me.... I'm not trying to be dogmatic here!
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[Intro]
|| Fdim/B | Edim/Bb | Fdim/B | F | F7 ||

Fdim/B xx9-10-9x 
Edim/B xx898x 
F      x8-10-10-10x
F7     x878xx

[Chorus]
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high


[Verse 1]
       Bb                
Take a load off your feet
Cm                   
 Hear what I'm saying
Cm                  
Hear what I'm saying
        Bb                   
It will set your mind at ease
  Bb              
I was a lonely man
  Cm               
A lonely man indeed
Cm                      
God took all my troubles
       Bb                 
Yes he did, he set me free


[Chorus]
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high


[Verse 2]
   Bb                
He led me to discover
    Cm                 
The man that I could be
Cm                    
Let him be your leader
        Bb                     
He's so good he'll set you free
Bb                
Listen to my story
Cm               
Listen to my plea
Cm                    
Let him be your leader
        Bb                   
He will set your mind at ease


[Chorus]
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high


[Refrain]
            Ab     Eb             Riff  
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high

Riff
     s e  e   e  s e
e||---------------------------||
B||---------------------------||
G||*-------------------------*||
D||*-8--6------------er--Qr--*||
A||--------10-9--6h8----------||
E||---------------------------||
(Note, sometimes Garcia strums a triple Bb in place of the Quarter rest)


[Solo]
||: Bb | Cm | Cm | Bb :||
(Repeat as many times as desired)


[Chorus]
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high


[Refrain]
            Ab     Eb             Riff  
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high

Riff
     s e  e   e  s e
e||---------------------------||
B||---------------------------||
G||*-------------------------*||
D||*-8--6------------er--Qr--*||
A||--------10-9--6h8----------||
E||---------------------------||
(Note, sometimes Garcia strums a triple Bb in place of the Quarter rest)


[Interlude]
||: Fdim/B | Edim/Bb :|| (x3)
|| Fdim/B | F | F ||


[Chorus]
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high
       Bb                
Take a load off your mind
Eb                   
Ride the mighty glory
Ab           Eb   
Listen to my story
Bb                  
Ride the mighty high


[Refrain]
            Ab     Eb             Riff  
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high
            Ab     Eb             Riff   
Come on and ri_____ide the mighty high

Riff
     s e  e   e  s e
e||---------------------------||
B||---------------------------||
G||*-------------------------*||
D||*-8--6------------er--Qr--*||
A||--------10-9--6h8----------||
E||---------------------------||

End the song on a strummed Bb triplet
                        |  t  |
     s e  e   e  s e     e e e
e||-----------------------------||
B||-----------------------------||
G||*---------------------------*||
D||*-8--6------------er--8-8-8-*||
A||--------10-9--6h8-----8-8-8--||
E||----------------------6-6-6--||