I'm working on two songs by Alan Jackson..they seemed simple enough with a root-fifth pattern and a little run here and there but I have a few questions. The two songs are Summertime Blues and Chattahoochee, both versions off of the 34 Number One's collection. The version of summertime blues I linked to below seems to be the same but all of the music videos, etc. I found of Chattahoochee are slightly different versions. I linked to the closest one, but it's still not 100%
1) In "Summertime Blues"- LINK
, at the 2:41 mark is the line "Some times I wonder what I'm gonna do", which is two bars in G. After that is "Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues". This line is in D but it sounds like it 2 and 1/2 bars and then into the "Yeah, sometimes I wonder.." which is G. Is there some goofy timing or 1/2 bar in there? What am I hearing?
2) In "Chattahoochee" LINK
- there is the guitar intro and then the bass comes in. I have the bass in the intro as:
I have the same issue as in #1...it doesn't sound like a full two bars after that before the first verse, more like 1 1/2 or something?
3) In Chattahoochee, there is an 8 bar fiddle solo which I hear as:
At the end of that, the bass is hammering on something. To me it sounds like he goes up an octave to the high G and plays it fast. I have a different version with a fiddle solo only instead of guitar prior but the end part I'm questioning sounds the same. It's HERE