Thursday, January 11, 2007


The barre chord –

I could never do it,
index too short, too thin,
to reach across and hold
down that darn E string.

Give me a thin neck,
yeah, like a 62 Gibson,
and I’ll wrap that thumb
right on around.

You’ll never notice.

Stephen Brooke ©2007

always felt a little guilty about playing guitar the 'wrong' way...


pineyflatwoodsgirl said...

Gee whiz...You're not what I pictured the Holmes county boys to be like at all! And to think I was huntin'news about Veronika Jackson. synchronicity!

pineyflatwoodsgirl said...

Have you written any Florida songs for submission to The Will McLean Festival songcontest, Steve? If not, you should. It's also a fun festival in case you have never been to it.

Bob said...

Love this one, and can so relate, having slim fingers too... always made barre chords on an acoustic a real bitch.