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1990 VERSION > SLOW BLUES IN C
1971 VERSION > SLOW BLUES IN C
Tab: Slow Blues In C

This one is fairly accurate, but who cares, play it your way, he changes it around a bit every time he plays it live


Lyrics listed below

Intro
|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|---------8-9-10-|
|-------10-------|
|----------------|

C7               F9               C7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|8----8----------|--------11-10---|----------------|
|9----9----------|8--7-8----------|9----9--9--10-10|8h9p8h9---------|
|8--7-8----8-9-10|7--6-7----8-9-10|8--7-8--10-10---|----------8-9-10|
|10-9-10-10------|8--7-8--10------|10-9-10---------|--------10------|
|8--7-8----------|----------------|8--7-8--8-------|----------------|

F9                                C7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|8----8----------|8----8----------|--------11-10---|----------------|
|8--7-8----------|8--7-8----------|9----9--9--10-10|8h9p8h9---------|
|7--6-7----8-9-10|7--6-7----8-9-10|8--7-8--10-10---|----------8-9-10|
|8--7-8--10------|8--7-8--10------|10-9-10---------|--------10------|
|----------------|----------------|8--7-8--8-------|----------------|

G7               F9               C7                G7
|----------------|----------------|----8--8--8--8--|----------------|
|8----8----------|8----8----------|----------------|----------------|
|10-9-10---------|8--7-8--------8-|----------------|10--------------|
|9--8-9----8-9-10|7--6-7----8-9---|10--8--7--6--5--|---8b-----------|
|10-9-10-10------|8--7-8--10------|----------------|------10--------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Solo over above pattern
Timing is hard to tab because of all triplets and bends.
I think the bends are at most up one fret.
I've broken it up into (I hope) recognisable riffs with breaks where
Alvin holds the notes.

|15bp13-11-------|--11-13-11-13/15b-11-------------|----------------|
|----------13----|13-------------------13-13-13----|----------------|
|----------------|---------------------------------|12b\8-----------|
|----------------|---------------------------------|------10--------|
|----------------|---------------------------------|----------------|
|----------------|---------------------------------|----------------|

               slight bends/returns
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------13-13-13-13-13-13-------13-13-13-13-13-13-------13-13-|
|-12/14-------------------12/14-------------------12/14-------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------13-13-------13-13-------13-13--------------------------------|
|-12/14-------12/14-------12/14--------14b15\12t------10-12p10-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------13-10-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


|---11-13/15b-13/15-11-13-11----------------------------------------|
|-13--------------------------13--------------13-15b-16b-15-13\11-13-|
|-------------------------------12---12/14-14-----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

The fast bit just before the verse starts (??????????,help!)
(I think it's a rapid hammer/pull off from C to C, but there
is no way I can play it fast enough to tell if this is right)

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-13p11h13p11----------------------|---------------------------------|
|------------12p10\8h10p8---------|----------8----------------------|
|-------------------------10------|8-10---10----10------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------10---10-9--------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------8--hold|

Verse
C7               F9               C7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|8---------------|----------------|----------------|
|---------9----9-|8---------------|9----9----------|9----9----------|
|---------10\9-10|7---------------|8--7-8----8-9-10|8--7-8----8-9-10|
|---------10\9-10|8---------------|10-9-10-10------|10-9-10-10------|
|8---------------|----------------|8--7-8----------|8--7-9----------|
  Yes I get...      and it...inside...

F9                               C7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|8---------------8----------------|----------------|----------------|
|8----------8-10--10-8----8-------|9----9----------|9----9----------|
|7--------10-----------10---------|8--7-8----8-9-10|8--7-8----8-9-10|
|8---------------|----------------|10-9-10-10------|10-7-10-10------|
|----------------|----------------|8--7-8----------|9--7-9----------|
   Yes..blues..       and it..inside...

G7               F9               C7               G7
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|8-----------8--7|8\--------------|13br\-----------|----------------|
|10----------10-9|8\--------------|----8-10/12-10-8|--8/10-8--------|
|9-----------9--8|7\--------------|----------------10-------/10-----|
|10----------10-9|8\--------------|----------------|-----------10---|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  that's why....    I'm gonna ...ride

Verse 1
Yes I get the blues                and it hurts me deep inside
Yes I get the blues                and it hurts me deep inside
That's why I'm gonna pack my bags  I'm gonna leave this town and ride

Verse 2
Last night I lay sleeping   I tell you babe I was sleeping by myself
Last night I lay sleeping   I tell you babe I was sleeping by myself
The one I really love with  is on the other side of town sleeping
                            with somebody else.

Verse 3
I love my baby                    Yeah, God only knows I do
I love my baby                    I love my baby   
C7
gonna tell the world I know I do
G7                                   F9
that's why I'm gonna leave my woman, yeah, and tell the world I know it's true.
WORDS AND MUSIC / ALVIN LEE-TEN YEARS AFTER                               


Tab constructed by and property of,
Trond Vidar

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