Willow Tree

Alton Ellis

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What the Examples Provide

Although only the Intro bars are given, once this riddim—if that's the right word?—is mastered, it is then applied to all the chord changes. Also, these same chords are used over and again throughout the song. They may be the Chorus chords, but I haven't yet verified this. They're also used in the Outro.

Bass Line over G

 willow-tree1.mp3
   G                                                              x8
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---------------3---3---3---3---3---|
   1       &   a   2   e   &   a  (3)          a   4   e   &   a	
 	

Bass Line over Am & D

 willow-tree2.mp3
   Am                              D                              x8
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |--------------------------------------------5---5---5---5---5---|
  |5-------5---5---5---5---5---5-----------------------------------|
   1       &   a   2   e   &   a  (3)          a   4   e   &   a  
  

Bass Line over G, Am & D

 willow-tree3.mp3
   G
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |3-------3---3---3---3---3---3---------------3---3---3---3---3---|
   1       &   a   2   e   &   a  (3)          a   4   e   &   a

   Am                              D                              x8
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |----------------------------------------------------------------|
  |--------------------------------------------5---5---5---5---5---|
  |5-------5---5---5---5---5---5-----------------------------------|
   1       &   a   2   e   &   a  (3)          a   4   e   &   a