- South Australia
I didn't want to say 12 bar, but I didn't know how else to explain. Strip them back, and they are definitely blues, perhaps even country progressions. If you could only use C, G, F, (for instance, I play SN A, D, E) you can play them. I play SN in the style of "That's Alright Mama", same chords, same feel.No. Wrong.
Saints is 8 bars, I - I - I - V - I - IV - V - I. Not a blues form.
Silent Night is 24 bars.
I - I - I - I
V - V- -I - I
IV - IV - I - I
IV- IV - I - I
V - V - I - I
I - V - I - I
Also nothing like a blues form.
Whether that's blues or not is personal opinion.
*It occurs to me now that what I call "When the Saints", is actually "Saints Rock n Roll" by Bill Haley and his Comets, so maybe it is slightly different to the traditional progression.