Kite Guitar Translations by Athan

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Here is a list of songs that have been translated by Athan for the Kite Guitar. Translations by others are here.

Please see The Kite Guitar Chord Shapes (downmajor tuning) for reference on more fingerings / inversions, etc.


What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Cv (Iv):         .   .   7   7   6   8
vD^m (vII^m):    .   .   10  9   9   11
vE^m (vIII^m):   6   .   .   7   6   6
vEv7 (vIIIv7):   6   .   5   3   7   .
Fv (IVv):        7   7   6   8   8   .
Gv (Vv):         .   5   5   4   6   6
vA^m (vVI^m):    .   8   7   7   9   8
vA^m7 (vVI^m7):  .   8   .   7   6   8 
vB^m7 (vVII^m7): .   .   5   4   4   3
[Verse 1]        
Cv       vE^m     vA^m        vE^m 
I see trees of green, red roses too 
vD^m         Cv       vEv7         vA^m 
I see them bloom, for me and you, 
Fv             vD^m         Gv         Cv     Gv
And I think to myself, What a wonderful world.   
[Bridge]    
Gv                        Cv
The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky,
Gv                       Cv
Are also on the faces of people going by        
vA^m             vE^m          vA^m         vE^m
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
vA^m             vE^m    vD^m   C   G
They’re really saying I love you. 

[Verse 3]       
    Cv      vE^m        vA^m           vE^m
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
    vD^m              Cv          vEv7        vA^m
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know,      
   Fv             vD^m         Gv          Cv  vB^m7  vA^m7    
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world 
[Outro]      
FvM7           D^m7       Gv          Cv
Yes I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

Lean on me (Bill Withers) - Translated by Athan

In the key of C Dashes "--" mean suggested barreing (a single finger barreing multiple strings)

[Chords]
Cv :   11--11  10  12--12  x
vE^m:  x   11  9 -- 9  12  11
Fv :   x   13--13  12  14  14
Gv :   x   x   10--10  9   11       
Gv7:   x   x   10--10  9   7
[Verse 1]
Cv               Fv                Cv               vE^m Gv
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sor-row
Cv            Fv                Cv               Gv7 Cv
But if we are wise We know that there's always tomor-row  
[Chorus]
Cv                          Fv
Lean on me, when you're not strong                 
Cv
And I'll be your friend              
                vE^m    Gv
I'll help you carry on
Cv               Fv
For it won't be long               
Cv 
'Til I'm gonna need            
            Gv7   Cv
Somebody to lean on  
[Verse 2] 
Cv                   Fv
Please swallow your pride          
Cv
If I have things            
              vE^m   Gv
you need to borrow
Cv              Fv 
For no one can fill              
Cv
those of your needs               
               Gv7  Cv
That you don't let show  
[Bridge] 
Cv                                    Gv     Cv
So just call on me brother, when you need a hand
                         Gv7   Cv
We all need somebody to lean on
Cv                                Gv          Cv
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
                         Gv7   Cv
We all need somebody to lean on