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Lord, I Would Follow Thee

Went to a grand-daughter's baptism where this hymn was played. I couldn't believe I hadn't yet arranged it for guitar, as it's one of my favorites, and very different from all others, musically. I guess it was the right time.  When I sat down to play it, an amazing thing happened. After a few attempts to play it in the key of D, I tried all other keys. None were possible to play on the guitar as written. Then I got the idea to play it in C, but starting with a CVIII chord, which is a barred-E shape, and the whole song just fell into place. In a couple of hours, it was done. Fastest arrangement I've ever done, and I think, one of the best. I hope you agree.

I've listed this hymn as "Intermediate," because it's almost all barre chords, but they're very standard ones. If you don't mind barre chords, you will likely find this hymn easy to learn.

2 comments:

derah emele said...

plz why cant we see the music sheets? or links plz i need the music score for SOFTLY AND TENDERLY.. for my stake choir... thanks..

Don Fallick said...


In the right hand column, below the list of pages, is an alphabetical list of tabs. Scroll down to O My Father and click on it, and the tab should populate. It does when I try it. But you may not see the list if viewing the blog on your smart phone. Try using a tablet or laptop. Good luck!