Going Back To My Roots tab with lyrics by Richie Havens - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Richie Havens – Going Back To My Roots tab

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                             GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS - Richie Havens
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Tabbed by: Darrin Koehler

These are tabs for the way Richie Havens plays this song on acoustic guitar, or at live 
performances.

Use rhythmic picking to achieve the following backup guitar riff. Listen to song for rhythm.

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------5-------------5-5-4-4------------------------------------------------|D|---7-7-------5-5-7-7----------5-5--------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
For 3 measures and then for the 4th measure.:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------5-5----------------------------------------------------|G|--------5-----------------7-7-5-5--------------------------------------------|D|---7-7-------5-5-7-7---------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
This is repeated throughout the entire song. The Rhythm Guitar for the song is as follows, for the verses: ////CHORD SHAPES\\\\
[B5] [Gmaj] [E5] [G5] [Gb5] [E5*] [C5] [A5] [A#5]e|----x------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x----x----------------------|B|----x------x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x-----x----x----------------------|G|----x------4-----x-----12----11----9-----5-----x----x----------------------|D|----9------5-----2-----12----11----9-----5-----7----8----------------------|A|----9------5-----2-----10-----9----7-----3-----7----8----------------------|E|----7------x-----0-----x-----x-----x-----x-----5----6----------------------|
B5 Gmaj E5 Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots B5 Gmaj E5 To the place of my birth, back down to earth B5 Gmaj E5 Not talkin' 'bout the roots in the land, I'm talkin' 'bout the roots in the man B5 Gmaj E5 Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots The verses end with one of two variations: G5 Gb5 E5* C5 I'm homeward bound, got my head turned around Or: B5 Gmaj A5-A#5 Just a state of mind The rest of the song follows the B5/Gmaj/E5 chord progression. Here are the complete lyrics: Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots To the place of my birth, back down to earth Not talkin' 'bout the roots in the land I'm talkin' 'bout the roots in the man Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots I'm homeward bound, got my head turned around Goin' back to find myself I can't live with nobody else Who's living in the world and not be seen Goin' back, goin' back right there an' be me Not talkin' for riches I've had all the time Finding out happiness is just a state of mind Just a state of mind Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots To the place of my birth, back down to earth, yes Not talkin' 'bout the roots in the land I'm talkin' 'bout the roots in the man, yes Zippin' up my boots, getting back to the roots I'm homeward bound, got my head turned around, oh oh Going home, I'm coming home Going home, going home, right to be loved Not for my riches that I've got the time Finding out happiness is just a state of mind Just a state of mind, just a state of mind Just a state of mind, yeah Zippin' up my boots, goin' back to my roots To the place of my birth, get on down to the earth It's not black, it's not white It's not red, it's not yellow It's not black, it's not white It's not red, it's not yellow It's not black, it's not white It's not red, it's not yellow It's down to earth, it's down to earth It's down to earth, it's down to earth It's not red, it's not white It's not yellow , it's not black It's not red, it's not white It's not yellow , it's not black ....
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