The song that everyone’s been waiting for, just in time for the end of January when the Xmas season is so far away not a soul wants to think of it. “Brothers” isn’t in any way a holiday song, but those unfamiliar with the movie you’ll find it in should head over here and start reading. I’ll take anyone in a battle royale to the cold, grueling death over whether there’s a better Emmet Otter song. (“Riverbottom Nightmare Band” fans I’m looking in your directions.)
I’m not the sort of guitar player who does well with riffs and ditties, particularly in folksy/bluegrass/jugband genres. But lemme try to get the opener down to give you an idea:
e-----------5-3-|------------| B-------5-------|-3-3-3-5---:| G-5-7-5---5-----|---------5--| F How much alike we are! Perhaps we're long-lost brothers? G7 We even think the same! You know, there may be others. Am C/G C/A C/Bb C/B We can always use a friend. Am G G7 Gadd6 Gadd5 This family just keep growing! This family doesn't have to end! C Brothers! C Brothers! Verse 2: So many things to learn! But we'll enjoy each lesson. Problems don't worry us when half the fun is guessin'. Live a lifetime of surprise. We'll all become musicians, and leave the wonder in their eyes. Brothers! Brothers!
Then there’s a fancier ditty than the one that opens the song and a kind of G7-C ending. Note the ways the notes walk up and then down in the chorus.