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Seems like a simple question... song seems to be in key of D. But I cannot figure out how to describe the progression using the chord progression Roman numerals.

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In the key of D, this would be I -> IV -> bIII.

However, much depends on the context. For example, if the next chord were B♭maj, the the Fmaj would most likely be written as V/bVI.

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  • Or it could be C: V/V V IV May 16, 2021 at 21:55
  • Thank you, the song I have in mind is "Wilco - Handshake Drugs" Sorry I thought those were the only three chords, but Cmaj also makes an appearance during the chorus. Would it still be considered key of D?
    – mattacular
    May 17, 2021 at 15:30
  • @mattacular Possibly. Cmaj could be bVII chord, borrowed from D minor. However, it all depends on context. As Todd Wilcox points out, the chord progression as is could be interpreted in C major, so the C chord in the chorus would be consistent with that.
    – Aaron
    May 24, 2021 at 11:45

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