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re: "Mister Snow" lyric
Posted by: GrumpyMorningBoy 02:24 pm EDT 04/17/24
In reply to: "Mister Snow" lyric - theatreguy40 02:14 pm EDT 04/17/24

ABSOLUTELY. Rodgers was famously a sucker for a diminished chord -- which he makes AMPLE use of even when he crafts a one-note melody:

This is a man who thinks with his heart
His heart is not always wise
This is a man who stumbles and falls
But this is a man who tries

This is a man you'll forgive and forgive...

But he was ALSO absolutely brilliant about leaning into 7ths (and other chromatics) that you're DYING to hear resolve, and that major 7th on "over-bearing" is a perfect example.


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