Jim Song

photo by Chris Crisman

Call me a huge admirer of Dr. Dog. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Thanks.

“Jim Song” has that special formula that instantly connects with me: slow, acoustic guitar ballad; a lovesick and broken protagonist; throw in some harmonica and the drums/band that come in halfway through. One for the downtrodden and heartsick. Deep down folks, he knows she’s not right for him, but what he really misses is his pride.

A beautiful tune, and an easy one for us amateur guitar players (C, Am, Em, F and G).

Well ever since you went away I’ve been a mess inside
And there’s nothing you could do to get me satisfied
And my heart’s turned against me and it won’t abide
But I don’t really miss her like I miss my pride

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