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"I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:46:13 AM »
This song is really not that hard. Just get the pattern down and it will be a piece of cake to play in any key.

"I Told The Storm" by: Greg O'Quin
Key Eb  LH/RH

Intro (play chords with freedom):

/ F-Bb-Eb *high on keyboard
/ Eb-F-Bb
/ F, G-Bb
F-Bb-D / F-Bb
Ab-Eb / G, Ab
Bb-F / Bb, Eb
C / F-G-Bb-Eb
G-D / Bb-F, G, Eb 
F-C / Ab-Bb-C-Eb
D / Gb-Bb-C-F
Db / Ab-C-Eb *arpeggiate RH chord up the keyboard
/ G, Ab, Bb, Eb
C / F-Bb-D
D / D-F-Bb
Eb / Eb-G-Bb

Part 1:

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb Even
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F though your winds
G / F-G-Bb-Eb blow, I
C / F-G-Bb-Eb want you to

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb know, you
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F cause me no
G / F-G-Bb-Eb alarm, cuz I'm
C / F-G-Bb-Eb safe
Ab / Cb-D-F-Ab in
G / Bb-Db-E-G His...
(repeat)

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb call, let
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F there be
G / F-G-Bb-Eb peace, now
C / G-C-E I
D / Ab-B-D-F can
E / Bb-Db-E-G say,

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb go
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F away, I
G / F-G-Bb-Eb command
C / F-G-Bb-Eb you to
Ab / B-D-F-Ab move to-
G / Bb-Db-E-G day,

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb because
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F of faith
G / F-G-Bb-Eb I have a
C / F-G-Bb-Eb brand
C / C, D new
B / Eb, F, G day,
A / G-A-C-F the sun will
Ab / Ab-Cb-Eb-F shine, and I
G / F-G-Bb-Eb will
C / F-G-Bb-Eb be
Ab / B-D-F-Ab o.-
G / Bb-Db-E-G k.,
F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb that's what I
G / F-G-Bb-Eb told the
Bb / Bb-C-Eb-Ab storm,

Part 2:

C / F-G-Bb-Eb I
D / Ab-B-D-F  or  G / Ab-B-D-F told
E / Bb-Db-E-G  or  C / Bb-Db-E-G the

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb storm to
Ab / Gb-Bb-C-F pass,
G / F-G-Bb-Eb storm you can't
C / F-G-Bb-Eb last,
Ab / B-D-F-Ab
G / Bb-Db-E-G  *go to Part 3 from here
(repeat 2x)

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb that's what I
G / F-G-Bb-Eb told the
Bb / Bb-C-Eb-Ab storm,

Part 3:

F / Ab-Bb-C-Eb winds
Eb / G-Bb-D-F stop blowing,
D / Gb-Bb-C-F floods
Db / Ab-Bb-C-Eb stop flowing,
C / Bb-D-F lightning
Bb / C-F-A stop flashing,
Ab / B-D-F-Ab breakers  *stop here on the repeat
G / Bb-Db-E-G stop dashing,
(repeat)

modulation chord to Gb: Eb / Ab-Db-F

Part 4 (in Gb):

Ab / Cb-Db-Eb-Gb death can't shake me,
Bb / Ab-D-Gb job can't make me,
Cb / Bb-Eb-Gb bills can't break me,
Eb / Ab-Db-F disease can't take me,
Ab / Cb-Db-Eb-Gb you can't drown,
Bb / Ab-D-Gb my
Db / Cb-Fb-Ab God sur-
C / Bb-(D)-Fb-Ab rounds me,
Cb / Bb-Eb-Gb that's what I
Eb / Ab-Db-F told the storm.
(modulate to G, then Ab)

I'm sure you can handle taking it up to the other keys. I had to play this song in the key of B cuz the group I was playing for couldn't sing this high.
Real musicians play in every key!!!
Music Theory, da numbers work!

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 08:46:52 AM »
Chord symbol version:

"I Told The Storm" by: Greg O'Quin
Key Eb  LH/RH

Intro (play chords with freedom):

Ebsus2 *high on keyboard
Ebsus2
/ F, G-Bb
Bb/F
Ab5
Bb5
Cm9
Gm7 
Fm7
D7(#5/#9)
Ab/Db *arpeggiate RH chord up the keyboard
/ G, Ab, Bb, Eb
Bb/C
Bb/D
Eb

Part 1:

Fm11 Even
Ab13 though your winds
Ebadd9/G blow, I
Cm11 want you to

Fm11 know, you
Ab13 cause me no
Ebadd9/G alarm, cuz I'm
Cm11 safe
Abdim7 in
Gdim7 His...
(repeat)

Fm11 call, let
Ab13 there be
Ebadd9/G peace, now
C I
Ddim7 can
Edim7 say,

Fm11 go
Ab13 away, I
Ebadd9/G command
Cm11 you to
Abdim7 move to-
Gdim7 day,

Fm11 because
Ab13 of faith
Ebadd9/G I have a
Cm11 brand
C / C, D new
B / Eb, F, G day,
Fadd9/A the sun will
Fm7(b5)/Ab shine, and I
Ebadd9/G will
Cm11 be
Abdim7 o.-
Gdim7 / Bb-Db-E-G k.,
Fm11 that's what I
Ebadd9/G told the
Abadd9/Bb storm,

Part 2:

Cm11 I
Ddim7  or  G9 told
Edim7  or  C7(b9) the

Fm11 storm to
Ab13 pass,
Ebadd9/G storm you can't
Cm11 last,
Abdim7
Gdim7  *go to Part 3 from here
(repeat 2x)

Fm11 that's what I
Ebadd9/G told the
Abadd9/Bb storm,

Part 3:

Fm11 winds
EbM9 stop blowing,
D7(#5/#9) floods
Abadd9/Db stop flowing,
Bb/C lightning
F/Bb stop flashing,
Abdim7 breakers  *stop here on the repeat
Gdim7 stop dashing,
(repeat)

modulation chord to Gb: Db/Eb

Part 4 (in Gb):

Abm11 death can't shake me,
Bb7(#5) job can't make me,
CbM7 bills can't break me,
Db/Eb disease can't take me,
Abm11 you can't drown,
Bb7(#5) my
Fb/Db God sur-
[w/out D, C7(#5)] [w/D, C9(#5)] rounds me,
CbM7 that's what I
Db/Eb told the storm.
(modulate to G, then Ab)
Real musicians play in every key!!!
Music Theory, da numbers work!

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 06:00:34 PM »
 :D  Thank you!!!!!!!
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 06:36:03 AM »
Bro.T-Block,

Thanks for all of your time and efforts to elevate the music ministries of the LGM members. May God continue to bless you. BTW, Kool profile pic. (That's r right). ;D

Take Care!

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 01:32:16 AM »
Thx 4 d chords.

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2011, 03:14:34 PM »
Can u use this same pattern in another song by Greg O'Quin called, "Breakthru"?

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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011, 05:14:14 PM »
Can u use this same pattern in another song by Greg O'Quin called, "Breakthru"?

I don't know. I gotta hear the song first.
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Re: "I Told The Storm" Greg O'Quin
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 02:50:00 PM »
here is the song - Breakthru.  :)

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