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Ten Years After - My Baby Left Me tab

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                          MY BABY LEFT ME  Ten Years After
                                     (Alvin Lee)
                                     Watt [1970]
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Tabbed by: varannion
Email:     dm_hughes1@hotmail.com

Tuning: standard

'My Baby Left Me' comprises three chords: D, C & G. Conventional wisdom would dictate 
that this is a V-IV-I progression in the key of G. However, the riffs & solos are in D 
which instead indicates that this is the true key signature of the song. Thus we have 
A I-bVII-IV progression in D, that is, D-C-G.

For the solos (not detailed here), Alvin eschews his usual rapid-fire approach and 
instead adopts a less-is-more technique, substituting feel, repetition & vibrato for 
his (10th fret) D minor pentatonic phrases.




Intro

| D        | D        |


Verse 1

D
My baby left me
C
She wouldn't tell a lie
G
'Cause she said she would, she did
        D
And she left me high and dry
D
My baby left me
C
Last night I heard her cry
G
She wouldn't tell me why
              D
She just said bye-bye

riff 1


Verse 2

D
I used to sing the blues
C
I thought I sang for real
G
Now I know the feel
                 D
And it hurts too much

riff 1

D
My baby left me
C
She left me all alone
G
She's never coming home
              D
And I want to die

riff 1


Verse 3 (double time over riff 2)

D
My baby left me
C
She wouldn't tell a lie
G
'Cause she said she would, she did
        D
And she left me high and dry
                     D
My, my, my, my baby left me
C
Last night I heard her cry
G
She wouldn't tell me why
              D
She just said bye-bye

Bye-bye-bye, everybody


Guitar solo

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

(end double time)


Verse 4

D
My baby left me
C
She wouldn't tell a lie
G
'Cause she said she would, she did
        D
And she left me high and dry

riff 1

D
My baby left me
C
Last night I heard her cry
G
She wouldn't tell me why
              D
She just said bye-bye

riff 1


Verse 5 (double time over riff 2)

D
I used to sing the blues
C
I thought I sang for real
G
Now I know the feel
                 D
And it hurts too much

My my my my my my
D
My baby left me
C
She left me all alone
G
She's never coming home, baby
              D
And I want to die
D
My baby left me
C
My baby left me
G
My baby left me
D
My my my my my my


Outro guitar solo

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |

| D        | C        | G        | D        |





  riff 1

      D
e|------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----3--3----------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------4b5r4--2--4---------|----------------------------|
D|-----------------------3b4r3--|--0-------------------------|
A|------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|




  riff 1                            riff 2
                                                  bss bss
      D   
e|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|----7--7-----------------------|----------------7--7----------------|
D|----------9b10r9--7--9---------|-----------7h9--------9b10r9--7--9--|
A|------------------------8b9r8--|--5----/9---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|


                    bss bss                             bss bss
      C                                   G
e|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------5--5---------------|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------5h7--------7b8r7--5--7--|----------------5--5---------------|
A|----3----/7--------------------------|-----------5h7--------7b8r7--5--7--|
E|-------------------------------------|--3----/7--------------------------|



      D
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|----5--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|





/    slide up
\    slide down
H    hammer-on
p    pull-off
mu   mute
pb   pre-bend
co   cut off
pr   partial release
bss  bend slightly sharp
~~   vibrato


=========================================================================  03 Jan 2014
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