Ian O'Brien, Author at The IOM Process

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Thrasher - Neil Young free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Thrasher Chords and Strumming, Neil Young

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Did You Know? Thrasher according to Neil Young was about his experiences with Crosby Stills & Nash. It's also about a piece of farming machinery. 

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Where Do You Go To My Lovely Chords And Strumming, Peter Sarstedt

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Did You Know? Where Do You Go To My Lovely sounds like it's written about the life of Sophia Loren (abandoned by her father to poverty in Naples) but it's actually about a former lover of Peter Sarstedt who became a dentist. Ironically he was singing about wanting to look into her head, while she was looking in other people's heads. 

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Southern Man Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

Southern Man Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

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Did You Know? Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote their song Sweet Home Alabama in response to Southern Man. In Southern Man Neil Young sings about the slavery in the industries of the American South and asks 'when will you pay them back?'

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Heartbeat Chords And Strumming, Buddy Holly

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Did You Know? Heartbeat was the second to last single that Buddy Holly ever recorded. It's been covered many times including by Nick Berry who recorded it for the TV theme to the series Heartbeat which he stared in.

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Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Cowgirl In The Sand Chords And Strumming, Neil Young

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Did You Know? Cow Girl In The Sand according to Neil Young was inspired by beaches in Spain.

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Monsters - James Blunt free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Monsters Chords And Strumming, James Blunt

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Did You Know? Monsters was written by James Blunt because his father discovered he had stage four chronic kidney disease. He wrote the song to say all the things that he wanted to say to him. James Blunt's father also stars in the music video for the song.

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Baby I am a want you, Bread free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Baby Im A Want You Chords And Strumming, Bread

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Did You Know? Baby I'm A Want You was originally written on the piano, but when the band recorded it they felt that it had no life and went home demoralised because they knew it was a good song. Later, they redid it on guitar and it made all the difference in the world. 

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Man On The Moon - REM free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Man On The Moon Chords And Strumming, REM

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Did You Know? Man On The Moon is a tribute to the comedian Andy Kaufman and is full of references to his career and stunts. It was on the sound track to the film Man On The Moon about Andy Kaufman's life staring Jim Carrey.

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The Weight - The Band free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

The Weight Chords And Strumming, The Band

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Did You Know? The Weight is considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be the 41st greatest song of all time. It feature a character going to a town called Nazareth, because Nazareth, Pennsylvania is the home of Martin guitars and the song was written on a 1951 Martin D-28.

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Talkin Bout A Revolution - Tracey Chapman free, easy, accurate and printable beginner guitar chords and strumming

Talkin Bout A Revolution Chords And Strumming, Tracey Chapman

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Did You Know? Talkin Bout A Revolution was the follow up single to Fast Car. It has been used to celebrate many events world wide including Martin Luther King Day in the US. 

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