Wellington The Skellington

Album: Millstone Grit (1973)
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  • Chapman recorded this charming acoustic guitar instrumental for his 1973 album Millstone Grit; it was instantly popular with neophytes and adepts alike, and thirty years and more on remains one of his most endearing pieces.

    Running to 3:33, it uses the open-D tuning, and as well as bottle necking, he plays on the harmonics. Although this polka like tune may be slightly reminiscent of a dancing skeleton, it is actually about his dog! >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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