Johnson Robert - Sweet Home Chicago tab

From: stuart@comserver.canberra.edu.au (Stuart Christopherson)
Subject: "Sweet Home Chicago" by Robert Johnson

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Sweet Home Chicago
by Robert Johnson
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Johnson recorded this tune in the key of F#.  His guitar is standard 
tuning, and capoed at the second fret.  The transcription is in E to 
match his fingerings.



Introduction


/ = denotes slide

* = denotes bending one quarter step


                 E6/C#        C(no 5th)      E7/B    B7/F#

E--12--12--12---|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-9/10-|-10--0-------------------|B---------------|---------------------------|--------------0----------|G---------------|---------------------------|-9---------2--------2----|D---------------|-11----------10----10---9--|-9---0--1--------1-------|A---------------|---------------------------|--------2--------2-------|E---------------|---------------------------|--------2--------2-----2-|
Oh - ah. Baby don't you want to go? E E6 E7/5 E7/6 A5 A6 A7 A6 E E6 E5 E6
E------------------|-------------------|-----0--------------|B----0-------------|-------------------|--------------------|G--0-1-----------0-|--2-------------0--|-0-1-----------0-0--|D----------0---0---|--2---4---5---4----|--------------------|A------4-----2-4---|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|---2---4-2-2-4------|E------0-0---0-0---|-------------------|---0---0-0-0-0------|
Oh - oh. Baby don't you want to go? E E6 E5 E6 A5 A6 A7 A6 A7 A6 A7 A6
E------0---------------|-------------------|-----0--------------|B----------------------|-------------------|--------------------|G--0-1---------------0-|----------------0--|-0-1-----------0-0--|D----------------------|--2---4---5-5-4----|--------------------|A----2---2-4-4-2-2-4---|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|---2---4-2-2-4------|E----0---0-0-0-0-0-0---|-------------------|---0---0-0-0-0------|
Back to the land E E6 E7 E6 E E6 E5 E6
E------0---------------|------0--------------|B----------------------|---------------------|G--0-1-------------0-0-|--0-1----------------|D------------0---------|---------------------|A----2---4---2---4---4-|----2---4-4-2-2-4----|E----0---0-0-0-0-0---0-|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2--|
of California to my sweet home Chicago B/F# B N.C. E5 E7 Edim7 Am
E----------------------|--7*----7*-7*-7*--------0-|----------0---0-0---0-|B------------0---------|--8*-8*-8*-8*-8*--0--2----|--------3---2---1-----|G--------------------0-|--------------------------|----2-4-----3---2-0-1-|D--1----1----1---------|--------------------------|----------------------|A--2----2----2---2-----|--------------------------|--2-------------------|E--2----2--------------|--------------------------|--0-------------------|
E B7
E--------------------------------|B--------0--0-----0-----0--------|G--------------2--2--2--2-----0--|D----2---1--1--------1-----1-----|A----2------2--------2-----2-----|E----0---2-----------------------|
Ending N.C. E5/B E7 E6 C(no 5th) E5/B E7
E-----0--12---|--12-12----12-12-12-12-12-12--|--12--------10--10--|B-------------|--------12--------------------|----------------9---|G-------------|------------------------------|------0---------9---|D---7/9-------|--12-------11-11-------10-10--|--9------9----------|A-------------|------------------------------|--------------------|E-------------|------------------------------|--------------------|
Oh - baby, don't you want to go? Oh - baby, don't you want to go? Back to the land of California - to my sweet home Chicago. Oh - baby, don't you want to go? Oh - baby, don't you want to go? Back to the land of California - to my sweet home Chicago. Now one and one is two - two and two is four. I'm heavy loaded baby - I'm booked I got to go. Cryin baby - honey don't you want to go? Back to the land of California - to my sweet home Chicago. Now two and two is four - four and two is six. You goin keep on monkeying round here friend boy. You goin get your business all in a trick, but I'm cryin. Baby - honey, don't you want to go? Back to the land of California - to my sweet home Chicago. Now six and two is eight - eight and two is ten, Friend boy she trick you one time, she sure goin do it again. But I'm cryin, hey, hey - baby don't you want to go? To the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago. I'm goin to California - from there to Des Moines, Iowa. Somebody will tell me that you need my help someday, cryin. Hey, hey - baby, don't you want to go? Back to the land of California - to my sweet home Chicago.
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