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Fogerty John - The Old Man Down The Road tab

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e: Mon, 25 May 1998 21:26:54 -0400
From: Rob Keister 
Subject: f/fogerty_john/the_old_man_down_the_road.tab


THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD
written and performed by John Fogerty

tabbed by Rob Keister 
(lyrics and most chords are from the .CRD file by 
Collins Crapo 

intro:
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-5-7-7b(8)-5-----------------|-5-7-7b(8)-(8)-b(8)7-5-----------------|
|-------------7--0-----7---7--|-----------------------7--0-----7---7--|
|------------------3-0---0----|----------------------------3-0---0----|

          E7
He take-a thunder from the mountain
          G
He take-a lightnin' from the sky
             A
He bring the strong man to his beggin' knees
            E7
He make the young girl's mama cry

CHORUS:
           E7
You got to hidey-hide
           G
You got to jump and run
           A
You got to hidey-hidey-hide
    C       D             E7
The old man   is down the road

Verse 2:
He got the voices speakin' riddles
He got eyes as black as coal
He got a suitcase covered with rattlesnake hide
And he stands right in the road

(chorus, with "away" added to end of 2nd line)

(instrumental, same pattern as chorus)

Verse 3:
He make the river call your lover
He make the barking of the hound
Put a shadow 'cross the window
When the old man comes around

(chorus; this time, add "again" to end of 2nd line
   and sing 4th line twice)


there's alot of this:

|----16----16-16---16-16\---------------|
|---------------------------------------|  ---(mute this string)
|-/16---16------16----------------------|
|---------------------------b(8)7--5----|
|------------------------------------7--|
|---------------------------------------|

and this bass run:

|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-0------------------|
|-----------2-0--------------|
|---------------0------------|

I'm still working on this one:

|----------------------------------|
|---b2(2.5)---------b2(2.5)--------|
|---b2(2.5)-0-----0-b2(2.5)-0------|
|-2-----------2---------------2----|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


You may not be able to play all these parts by yourself; I know I can't.  
Fogerty MUST have had multiple guitars/tracks doing them (that's my story and 
I'm sticking with it).

Tab notes:

--8b(9)--  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach the
             pitch of fret nine
--b(9)8--  play fret eight already bent to the pitch of fret nine,
             releasing until it reaches the normal pitch of fret eight
-8b(8.5)-  play fret eight, bend the string (at fret eight) to reach the
             pitch a half note higher than the normal pitch of fret eight
---15\---  play fret 15, slide down (the ending fret of the slide is
             undefined, judge by ear)


Rob Keister  
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