Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks chords

      
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When The Levee Breaks chords (for acoustic guitar; an oxymoron?)
Led Zeppelin 1970 (Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie 1929)

Arguably, one of the finest recordings ever mixing the blues with heavy metal rock. 
About the great Mississippi flood of 1927.Very hard to accurately duplicate because of the 
heavy amount of studio recording, echo harmonica & special effects.

E7* = G string 1st fret + A string 2nd fret (2 finger E7 chord)
E7** = E chord + B string 3rd fret (4 finger E7 chord)
E chord

Repeatedly strum E7*/E/E7**/E7* Play around with different combinations for the best 
effect, deemphasizing the high E string and emphasizing the low E string

Capo I

E7* E E7** E7*  18x

C D

E7*/E 4x

C D

E7*/E 4x

E7* E E7** EIf it keeps on raining, levee's goin' to break, 2x
E7* E E7** EWhen the levee breaks I'll have no place to stay.
E7* E E7** E7* 2x
E7* E E7** EMean old levee taught me to weep and moan, 2x
E7* E E7** EGot what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
E7* E E7* E E7* EOh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
C D E7*/E 4x C D E7*/E 4x E7* E E7* B E7* A D E
E7* EDon't it make you feel bad
BWhen you're trying to find your way home,
A D EYou don't know which way to go?
E7* EIf you're goin' down South
BThey got no work to do,
A D EIf you don't know about Chicago.
E7* E E7* B E7* A D E 2x E7* E E7** E7* 14x C D E7*/E 4x C D E7*/E 4x
E7* E E7** ECryin' won't help you, praying won't do you no good,
E7* E E7** ENow, cryin' won't help you, praying won't do you no good,
E7* E E7** EWhen the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
E7* E E7** E7* 2x
E7* E E7** EAll last night sat on the levee and moaned, 2x
E7* E E7** EThinking about me baby and my happy home.
C D E7*/E 4x C D E7*/E 4x E7* E E7* B E7* A D E 2x E7* E E7* B E7* A D
E 2xAh ha ah ha ah ha ha ha
E7* E E7* B E7* A D E E7* E E7** E7* 2x Going, going to Chicago... Going to Chicago... sorry but I can't take you...
E7* E E7** E7* EGoing down... going down now... going down....
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