Mississippi John Hurt - First Shot Missed Him tab

First Shot Missed Him
Mississippi John Hurt (Last Sessions)
tab by Torbjørn Nymo (metonymo @ mail . ru)
(Hurts guitar is tuned down a quarter, he plays somewhere between B and C)


C(add9) : . . . : . . .|-0-------------------0------------------------0---------------------||---------3-------1----------------3-------------------3-------------||-------------------------------------------------------------[0]----||---------2---------------2----------------2---------------2---------||-3--------------------------------3---------------3-----------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F(add9) : . . . : . . .|-------------------------------------------------------------[0]----||-1-------------------1------------------------1---------------------||---------2-------0------[0]-------2-------0-----------0-------0-----||----------------------------------------------------------0---------||-------------------------3------------------------3-----------------||-1--------------------------------1---------------------------------|
G(add9) : . . . : . . .|-------------------------------------------------------------[0]----||-0-------------------0------------------------0*--------------------||---------2------------------------2-------------------0-------0-----||-------------------------0----------------0---------------0-[h2]----||--------------------------------------------------------------------||-3---------------3----------------3---------------3-----------------| *sometimes 1
C(6) : . . . : . . .|--------------------------------------------------------------------||-1-------------------1------------------------1---------------------||---------2-------0------[0]-------2-------0---------------0---------||--------------------------------------------------------------------||-3-----------------------3--------3---------------3-----------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
h = hammer down [] = variation The first shot missed him, a mile away The last shot got him, so they say Oh, the last shot got him Oh, the last shot got him She cooked good biscuits, so they say ... Oh, she cooked good biscuits, so they say ... Oh, She got good business, so they say She got good business, so they say She got good business Oh, she got good business I wanna trade with you, so they say I wanna trade with you, so they say Well, wanna trade with you ... Oh you got good business, so they say You got good business, so they say You got good business Oh, you got good business *** First Shot Missed Him (strumming) vary the chords with add9 chords, hammering down and letting up: C x32010 F x33211 G 320003 Cadd9 x32030 Fadd9 x32011 Gadd9 300003 Cadd9* x30010 Fadd9* xx3213 Gadd9* 300203 Cadd9 C Cadd9 C Cadd9* The first shot missed him, a mile away Fadd9 F Fadd9 F Fadd9* The last shot got him, so they say Gadd9 G Gadd9 G Gadd9* Oh, the last shot got him Cadd9 C Cadd9 C Cadd9* Oh, the last shot got him *** There is also a song called “The Last Shot Got Him” by Cecil Mack and Chris Smith with other lyrics than the version by John Hurt. “The first shot missed him by a nose, and the shot tore right through his clothes”. Cecil Mack and Chris Smith also tells about the forth and fifth shot.
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