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History – One Direction

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HistoryOK, so this isn’t my usual kind of thing. I know that. And to be honest, this isn’t a song that I would ever knowingly choose to listen to or plan. But when it was recently suggested that The Flukes give this a bash for a wedding gig we’re playing soon it seemed churlish not to give it a go. And you know what? It works rather well!

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There’s not a great deal to say about this. One Direction, a product of the X Factor TV programme in 2010, became huge, a global sensation, managed to churn our five albums in five years that sold astonishingly well, and in the process made a huge amount of money. Inevitably things eventually started coming apart, and the group is currently taking an extended break whilst the various members pursue their own thing.

History was the bands’ final single before that hiatus, and whilst not the massive success that some of their other songs have been, it has still performed respectably.

And so to the song sheet. There’s nothing too tricky in here chord wise, but the rhythm may be a little challenging. It’s performed to a light 12/8 shuffle that takes a little while to get the hang of. But once you do, it’s effectively that same rhythm the whole way through. The songsheet is in F just to make it a bit easier to play – the original is in Gb, so play with capo 1 if you want to play along with the original.

Enjoy!

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