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What Key Of Harp Do I Use?

This page was originally written by Blues Traveler fan and harmonica player Zack Scott. At the same time, fellow fan and harp player Rob Lowe was maintaining his own list of corrections and updates to Zack's list. Zack maintained the page on his site for years, but upon the closing of his site, we borrowed his information, combined it with Rob's, and made it available here. Many thanks to Zack and Rob for their hard work! Thanks also to Dean Heuke for getting the keys for North Hollywood Shootout from John via Twitter. All keys given are for playing in second position.

Blues Traveler
  • But Anyway: E
  • Gina: F>D>F
  • Mulling It Over: E
  • 100 Years: C
  • Dropping Some NYC: G
  • Crystal Flame: E>A>E
  • Slow Change: E (studio)/D (live)
  • Warmer Days: A
  • Gotta Get Mean: A
  • Alone: D
  • Sweet Talking Hippie: D
Travelers & Thieves
  • The Tiding: A
  • Onslaught: A>D>A>D>A>D
  • Ivory Tusk: G>D>G>D>A>G>D>G>A>G
  • What's For Breakfast: G>D>G>D>A
  • I Have My Moments: G
  • Optimistic Thought: D>E
  • The Best Part: F
  • All In The Groove: Eb
  • Support Your Local Emperor: F>A>F
  • Bagheera: F
  • Mountain Cry: F
Save His Soul
  • Trina Magna: Eb>Ab>Eb>Ab>Eb>Ab>B>F#
  • Love & Greed: B
  • Letter From A Friend: C
  • Believe Me: G
  • Go Outside & Drive: C
  • Defense & Desire: G
  • Whoops: D
  • Manhattan Bridge: C
  • Love Of My Life: G
  • NY Prophesie: C
  • Save His Soul: D
  • Bullshitter's Lament: D
  • Conquer Me: D>A>D
  • Fledgling: F>Eb

Straight On Till Morning
  • Carolina Blues: A
  • Felicia: D
  • Justify The Thrill: D>G>D
  • Canadian Rose: E
  • Business As Usual: A
  • Yours: C
  • Psycho Joe: F
  • Great Big World: C
  • Battle Of Someone: F
  • Most Precarious: A
  • The Gunfighter: C
  • Last Night I Dreamed: D
  • Make My Way: Bb

  • Miserable Bastard: Eb
  • Once You Wake Up: C
  • Growing In Dirt: D
  • Tip The Domino: Eb
  • His Own Ideas: F (low tuning)
  • Home: C
  • Love For Free: C
  • How About Now: E
  • Evil In My Chair: B
  • Lunatic: E
  • Open Letter: Ab
  • Fledgling: F (low)

  • Just For Me: Db
  • Back In The Day: D
  • You Reach me: G>E
  • All Hands: C
  • The Way: C
  • Sadly A Fiction: A
  • You Lost Me There: F
  • Girl Inside My Head: E (?)
  • You're Burning Me: A
  • Decision Of The Skies: C

Truth Be Told
  • Unable To Get Free: D
  • Eventually: A
  • Sweet & Broken: Bb
  • My Blessed Pain: E
  • Let Her & Let Go: A
  • Thinnest Of Air: Ab
  • Can't See Why: Low E(?)>E
  • Stumble & Fall: C
  • This Ache: A
  • Mt. Normal: C
  • The One: D
  • Partner In Crime: A>D>A

  • You Can't Stop Thinking About Me: A
  • Amber Awaits: Bb
  • After What: C (low tuning)
  • Money Back Guarantee: Ab
  • Can't Win True Love: E
  • Nail: Bb
  • Leaning In: G
  • She And I: B
  • Rubberneck: D
  • Nefertiti: A
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong: D
  • That Which Doesn't Kill You: G
  • She Isn't Mine: G
  • The Children Of The Night: C

North Hollywood Shootout
  • Forever Owed: Bb
  • You, Me & Everything: G
  • Love Does: F
  • Borrowed Time: E
  • The Beacons: G
  • Orange In The Sun: G#
  • What Remains: F
  • How You Remember It: D
  • The Queen Of Sarajevo: A
  • Free Willis: E / G

The John Popper Project
  • Lapdance: G
  • Everything: D
  • All Good Children: C
  • In The Midst: F#
  • Fire In Her Kiss: Ab
  • Louisiana Sky: C
  • Trigger: C (low tuning)
  • Horses: D
  • Took: F
  • Morning Light: C (low tuning)
  • Open Hand: Eb
  • Show Me: C#
  • Pack Your Love: A

John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours
  • Love Has Made It So: G
  • A Lot Like You: A
  • Bereft: C (low tuning)
  • What Can I Do For You: C
  • All The Way Down: G
  • Make It Better: C
  • Something Sweet: Bb
  • Champipple: F
  • Hurt So Much: D
  • Don’t Tread On Me: C
  • End Of The Line: C
  • Leave It Up To Fate: G
  • Hurdy Gurdy Fandango: A

Suzie Cracks the Whip
  • You Dont Have To Love Me: D
  • Recognize My Friend: Bb
  • Devil In The Details: C (low tuning)
  • All Things Are Possible: Bb
  • Things Are Looking Up: Ab
  • Love Is Everything (That I Describe): D
  • I Don't Wanna Go: D
  • Nobody Fall In Love With Me: E
  • Cover Me: E
  • Saving Grace: D
  • Big City Girls: E
  • Cara Let The Moon: Eb

Miscellaneous released

Unreleased Originals
  • And So It Goes: D
  • Circle: D
  • Jabberwock: A
  • Maybe I'm Wrong: C
  • Mother Funker: G
  • Chan's Groove: G

Cover Songs
  • Come Together: G
  • Five To One: D
  • Gloria: A
  • Johnny B. Goode: E>F>F#
  • Miss You: D
  • Rock Me Baby: E
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go: C
  • The Star-Spangled Banner: varies
  • The Devil Went Down To Georgia: C>D>C
  • No Woman, No Cry: F
  • Creep: C
  • I Want You To Want Me: D
  • Low Rider: C
  • Sweet Home Chicago: A
  • The Joker: B
  • West L.A. Fadeway: Db
  • What I Got: G