Chords for "Do You Remember Walter?"
From: Jim Smart Date: Tue, Oct 22, 1996 1:02 AM Do You Remember Walter? Written by Ray Davies Demystified by Jim Smart Intro is a C chord. For the Bavarian version, play the melody, starting on the G string. G E then walk up GG AA BB CC DD (and down) CC BB AA it's just a C scale, starting on G. C Walter, remember when the world was young Eb Bb And all the girls knew Walter's name? F Cm F Bb Walter, isn't it a shame the way our little world has changed? Cm7 D G Do you remember, Walter, playing cricket in the thunder and the rain? Cm7 D G Do you remember, Walter, smoking cigarettes behind your garden gate? Ab Eb Yes, Walter was my mate, G F C But Walter, my old friend, where are you now? cool drum fill over bouncing C chord... melody plays over C chord, then ... Eb Bb Walter's name F Cm F Bb Walter, isn't it a shame the way our little world has changed? Cm7 D G Do you remember, Walter, how we said we'd fight the world so we'd be free. Cm7 D G We'd save up all our money and we'd buy a boat and sail away to sea. Ab Eb But it was not to be. G F C I knew you then but do I know you now? C Eb Bb Walter, you are just an echo of the world we knew so long ago F Cm7 F Bb If you saw me now you wouldn't even know my name. Cm7 I bet you're fat and married and D G you're always home in bed by half-past eight. Cm7 And if I talked about the old times D G you'd get bored and you'll have nothing left to say. Ab Eb G F C Yes people often change, but memories of people can remain. Albums this song can be found on: * To The Bone, disk 2 (slow Bavarian version) * Village Green Preservation Society (original)(Run (don't walk) and buy this album now if you don't have it!!!) Jim Smart Honolulu, HI
From: Ewald Kegel Date: July 21, 2008 I think the chord progression is on 2 points a little different from yours: F Cm F Bb Walter, isn't it a shame the way our little world has changed? i think it's: F Bb and this: Cm7 D G Do you remember, Walter, playing cricket in the thunder and the rain? i think it's: Eb Cm7 Eb D G
From: Chris Date: November 3, 2009 If you plug the capo on the first fret for 'do you remember walter?' the song plays so much better, and like somebody has already pointed out in the chorus change the Cm7 to a Ebmaj7 and it sounds so much better. With the capo on the first fret when you play that ebmaj7 you can actually play a 'dmaj7 chord shape' and it rings out exactly like the record.
From: Gris Gris Date: March 11, 2010 I have a few changes I would like to suggest for the chords to Walter... On the "Do you remember Walter" section...it's not a Cm7...rather it's a D#Maj7 Try it and you will see!
From: Steve Thomas Date: October 16, 2010 Capo on 3rd fret. Dampen strings with srumming hand on an acoustic. Try the verse C and G (after the A) as power chords, also the G pre-chorus. (A) Walter, remember when the world was young and all the girls knew (C) Walter's (G) name? (D) Walter, isn't it a (Am) shame the way our (C) little world has (G) changed? Do you (Cmaj7) remember (Am) Walter, playing (Cmaj7) cricket in the (B7) thunder and the (E) rain? Do you (Cmaj7) remember (Am) Walter, smoking (Cmaj7) cigarettes (B7) outside your garden (E) gate? (F) Walter was my (C) mate But (E) Walter my old (D) friend where are you (A) now?
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