Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning tab

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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 20:16:35 +0800 (WST)
From: "Greg O'Beirne" 
Subject: TAB: "Smokestack Lightning" by Howlin' Wolf


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 Smokestack Lightning  -  Howlin' Wolf
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Written by Howlin' Wolf (aka Chester Burnett)
Transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au)

First Riff: 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ----------------------------------------------------------------| B --5-------8-----------------------------------------------------| G --------------------------------7-------------------------------| D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5---------------| A --------------------------------------------------7-----5-------| E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----|
Second Riff: 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ----------------------------------------------------------------| B --5-------3-----------------------------------------------------| G --------------------------------7-------------------------------| D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5---------------| A --------------------------------------------------7-----5-------| E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----|
Harmonica Riff (arranged for guitar):
2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e -----------------------------------------------------------------| B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0-| G -----------------------------------------------------------------| D -----------------------------------------------------------------| A -----------------------------------------------------------------| E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e -----------------------------------------------------------------| B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0-| G -----------------------------------------------------------------| D -----------------------------------------------------------------| A -----------------------------------------------------------------| E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e -----------------------------------------------------------------| B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5---12~~~~~~~---| G -----------------------------------------------------------------| D -----------------------------------------------------------------| A -----------------------------------------------------------------| E -----------------------------------------------------------------|
I've done the time thingies on top of each bit as 234 1234 1 instead of the usual 1234 1234 as that's the way the riffs are phrased. I hope it make sense when you're playing it :) Throughout the song, play a mixture of the first and second riffs. The harmonica comes in after every second verse. I was going to write the lyrics but I can't decipher many of them :) Any comments/corrections/suggestions welcome... :) Cheers, -- Greg O'Beirne woyf@perth.dialix.oz.au gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/
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