Aura Lea, a.k.a. Love Me Tender, is a wonderful song: simple, melodious, and fun.
When I play the chords in F on the guitar, it sounds gorgeous.
Now I would like to take it down to C.
And suddenly it all sounds like crap.
The chords are simple enough:
C D7 G7 C
As the blackbird in the spring neath the willow tree
D7 G7 C
Sat and piped I heard him sing praise of Aura Lee.
C E7 Am C7 F C
(Aura Lee, Aura Lee, maid of golden hair;
C A7 D7 G7 C
Sunshine came along with thee and swallows in the air)
The problem is that on the guitar, all those chords are either higher than the C the song resolves into (if you play the easy C chord);
OR: the C the song resolves into is way too high (on the eighth fret).
This is very, very frustrating.
I just tried re-tuning the guitar, taking each string five semitones down. Unplayabe. Sounds like a tin can.