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Climax Blues Band - Couldnt Get It Right chords

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Artist: Climax Blues Band
Song: Couldn't get it right
Tabbed by: DJ
18th June 2013

Tuning: Standard

CAPO:2nd fret (Sounds in key of Bm)

A simpler way to play it on acoustic guitar.
There's a couple of quick jazzy chords, but, if you use the shapes shown
at the bottom of the page, they're relatively easy, just use the
index finger to barre the top three strings on both chords. 

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    Am         A4   Am         A4
||:  /  /  /   /  |  /  /  /   / :|| (x2)


Am                   A4         Am             Am   G   F
    Time was drift - in', this rock had got to roll,
                                                ^   ^   ^
                                 Am      Abmaj7b5  Bbm7
So I hit the road, and made my getaway,    /_/     /_/
                                           ^ ^     ^ ^
Am                  A4      Am           Am   G    F
    Restless feel - in'... really gotta hold,
                                         ^    ^^   ^
                            D     D
I started searching for a better way!
                            ^     ^

       C                     G                         Dm
And I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm     Em    F                            C    G
But I couldn't see the light,  ^ ^   ^   no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
  Em             Bb                        D 
Couldn't get it right, I couldn't get it right!


  Am        A4     Am        A4
| /  /  /   /  |  /  /  /    / |


Am             A4   Am                Am    G    F
    L.A. fev - er, made me feel al - right,
                                       ^    ^    ^
                               Am         Abmaj7b5  Bbm7
But, I must admit, it got the best of me,   /_/      /_/
                                            ^ ^     ^ ^
Am               A4       Am               Am     Am G   F
    Gettin' down,     so deep I could've drowned,
                                            ^      ^ ^   ^
                                D      D
Now I can't get back the way I used to be!
                                ^      ^

        C                     G                        Dm
But I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                            C    G
But I couldn't see the light,        no, I couldn't see the light, 
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em             Bb                       D 
Couldn't get it right, I couldn't get it right!


  Am       A4     Am    Am   G    F             Am    Abmaj7b5 Bbm7
| /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /   / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /   /_/    /_/ |
                         ^   ^    ^                     ^ ^    ^ ^
  Am       A4     Am    Am   G    F              D     D
| /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /   / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |
                         ^   ^    ^              ^     ^ 

Am                A4   Am               Am     G   F
    New York Ci - ty, took me with the tide,
                                         ^ ^   ^   ^
                             Am     Abmaj7b5  Bbm7
I nearly died from hospi - tality,    /_/     /_/
                                      ^ ^     ^ ^
Am                   A4   Am            Am   G   F
    Left me strand - ed, took away my pride,
                                        ^    ^   ^
                              D     D
Just another no account fa - tali - ty!
                              ^     ^

 C                     G                         Dm
Kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                            C    G
But I couldn't see the light,        no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em            Bb                     D
Couldn't get it right, couldn't get it right!


   C                     G                         Dm
I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                            C    G
But I couldn't see the light,        no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em            Bb                     D
Couldn't get it right, couldn't get it right!


   C                     G                         Dm
I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                            C    G
But I couldn't see the light,        no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em            Bb                     D
Couldn't get it right, couldn't get it right!


(Suggestion for coda, gradually slowing down overlast two bars)
  Am        A4    Am    Am   G    F              Am    Abmaj7b5 Bbm7   Am
| /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /   / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /   /_/     /_/ |   /  ||
                         ^   ^    ^                     ^ ^     ^ ^     ^

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Chord shapes are relative to capo position:

Am  =  x02210 or 577555    Abmaj7b5 =  xx0113     Dm  = xx0231
A4  =  x02230 or 577755    Bbm7     =  xx0111     Em  = 022000
G   =  355433              D        =  xx0232     Bb  = x13331
F   =  133211              C        =  x32010

At the end of the choruses the bass does an octave rundown.
Playing in Am you can't get that bottom D without detuning 
your 6th string, but this riff is close enough:

     D
E |--2--------2------|
B |--3--------3------|
G |--2--------2------|
D |--0--------0------|
A |-----3--0---------|
E |------------------|

If you're playing without a capo, in Bm, then you can get the full bass riff:

     E
E |--0---------------|
B |--0---------------|
G |--1---------------|
D |--2--0------------|
A |--2-----2---------|
E |--0--------0------|
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