Crazy Mama tab with lyrics by Cale J J - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Cale J J – Crazy Mama tab

First of all: Tune the lead guitar (electric) to open F#

Open F#:       6   5   4   3   2   1
               Db  Gb  Db  Gb  Bb  Db

This is not an absolute; you may use open G if you are more
familiar with that tuning, but then you'll have to play all
the lead stuff one fret lower than tabbed here.

Although JJ tunes to F#, the rhythm guitar can easily be
played in normal tuning. I'm tabbing both these alternatives
because if you play alone (one guitar only), you can play both
rhythm and lead in open F#. I recommend using an electric guitar
for then lead, preferably slide with wah-wah pedal. Also, lay
back in a comfortable seat for the right mood.

OK, here we go: (Gt.1 is in normal tuning Gt.2 is in F#)

F#|---------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|------------------- Rythm|---------------|-----------4-------|------------------- Gt.1|-4--4---6--4---|--4--4--6-----6--4-|-------------------|-2--2---2--2---|--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-------------------
| | || | ||---------------|-------------------|-------------12----|------------/12|-(12)--------------|-12------------12-12|---------------|-------------------|----14-12(12)------ Lead|---------------|-------------------|------------------- Gt.2|---------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|-------------------
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|---------------------|--------------------|------------|---------------------|--------------------|------------ Rythm|------------4--------|-----------4--------|-------4---- Gt.1|--4--4---6-----6--4--|-4--4---6-----6--4--|4-4--6---6-4|--2--2---2--2--2--2--|-2--2---2--2--2--2--|2-2--2-2-2-2
| | || Cra-zy ma-ma | Where you been so | long?|---------------------|--------------------|------------|---------------------|--------------------|------------|---------------------|--------------------|------------ Lead|---------------------|--------------------|------------ Gt.2|---------------------|--------------------|------------|---------------------|--------------------|------------
|---------------------|------------------|--------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------- Rythm|------------4--------|-----------4------|--------4----- Gt.1|--4--4---6-----6--4--|-4--4---6-----6--4|-4-4--6---6-4-|--2--2---2--2--2--2--|-2--2---2--2--2--2|-2-2--2-2-2-2-
| | || | Cra-zy ma - ma|Where you been so|---12---12----7------|------------------|--------------|----------12----8----|------------------|--------------|---------------------|------------------|-------------- Lead|---------------------|------------------|-------------- Gt.2|---------------------|------------------|--------------|---------------------|------------------|--------------
|------------------------|---------------|--------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------|------------------------|---------------|-------------- Rythm|------------------------|---------------|--------4----- Gt.1|---4--4---6-----6--4----|---------------|-4-4--6---6-4-|---2--2---2--2--2--2----|---------------|-2-2--2-2-2-2-
| | || long? | You been |hid - ing out I|----------12------------|---------------|--------------|-------12-----12-8-10---|-12------------|--------------|---------------------12-|-12------------|-------------- Lead|------------------------|---------------|-------------- Gt.2|------------------------|---------------|--------------|------------------------|---------------|--------------
(Continue verse with rhythm part only) know that's true._ Crazy mama, I sure need you._ Crazy mama, where you been so long?
CHORUS E B F#|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3- Rythm|-----------------|---2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4- Gt.1|-----------------|---2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4-|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
| | || | ||---12------------|-------------------|-----------------|------12-(12)----|-------------------|-----12--12--12--|--------------12-|-------------------|---12------12--12 Lead|-----------------|-------------------|----------------- Gt.2|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
E B F#|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3---|----------------- Rythm|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|----------------- Gt.1|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
| | || | ||-----------------|-14-12-------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------12-12----12-|-----------------|-----------------|-------------14----|----------------- Lead|-----------------|-------------------|----------------- Gt.2|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
E B F#|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3----|---------------- Rythm|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4----|---------------- Gt.1|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4----|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------
| | || | ||-----------------|-------12-------12--|----------------|-----------------|-10------12-10----12|----------------|------------9/12-|----12--------12----|---------------- Lead|-----------------|--------------------|---------------- Gt.2|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------
After 2nd verse E B F# Fade on CHORUS|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3---|----------------- Rythm|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|----------------- Gt.1|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
| | || | [ 3 ] ||-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--12---12--12--12--|-12--12--12-----|-----------------|-------------------|-12--12--12-15\12 Lead|-----------------|-------------------|----------------- Gt.2|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
2.verse: Standing on the corner, looking for you babe. Standing on the corner, looking for you babe. Lordy, mercy, cannot see, Crazy mama. Coming after me. Crazy mama, where you been so long That should do it. Here is the alternative rhythm part in open F# for playing both rhytm and lead parts alone:
(Open F# tuning)|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------0-------|--------0----------|----------------- Rythm|--0-0--2---2-0---|-0-0--2---2-0------|----------------- Gt.1|--0-0--0-0-0-0---|-0-0--0-0-0-0------|--etc.-----------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------
Hope you enjoy playing it. The lead parts may not be exactly the same on the record so you may improvise. Fredrik Koller Lund, Institute of Applied Mathematics University of Bergen, Norway. Disclaimer: This was posted from, not by the university of Bergen. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "Live fast, die young, leave clean underwear: (B. Willis) "La vie est dure sans friture" (je ne sais qui) "Save the whales... for dinner! (unknown norwegian patriot) "Whales: Intelligent food for intelligent people!" (---"---) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The following quotes are from a book called: "It's never too late to quit!" "He was known as number three among equals" "Love must be fertilized and cared for whilst hate grows by itself" "He was so small and ugly that people found it easy to call him gifted." "She was so beautiful that nobody asked her how she was doing during her lifetim e"
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