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Dust Bowl Blues Tab

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Woody Guthrie
Dust Bowl Blues
(not to be confused with Talking Dust Bowl Blues from same album)
Tabbed by Dan Clegg (danjclegg@gmail.com), October 2011
Listen to the song to get the intro, easier than it looks.

Capo 2

Intro (^ down, v up...)

e|-------------------------3--333-333-333---|
B|---000-0-0-0-000-0-0-0---3--333-333-333---|
G|---333-3-0-0-333-3-0-0---0--000-000-000---|
D|---000-0-0-0-000-0-2-0--------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------3----------|
     ^v^ ^ ^ ^ ^v^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  v^v^v^v v^v

e|-------------------------3--333-333-333---|
B|----0000-0-0-000000-000--3--333-333-333---|
G|----0003-3-2-003332-000--0--000-000-000---|
D|----0000-0-0-000000-000-------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------3----------|
      v^v^ ^ ^ ^v^v^v v^v^ ^  v^v^v^v v^v

e|-------------------------3--333-333-333---|
B|----0000-0-0-000-0-0-00--3--333-333-333---|
G|----0003-3-2-000-0-0-00--0--000-000-000---|
D|----0000-0-0-003-3-2-00-------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------3----------|
      v^v^ ^ ^ ^v^ ^ ^ ^v^ ^  v^v^v^v v^v

  G                       
I just blowed in, and I got them dust bowl blues,
  G
I just blowed in, and I got them dust bowl blues,
    D                                       G
I-- just blowed in, and I'll blow back out again.

I guess you've heard about ev'ry kind of blues,
I guess you've heard about ev'ry kind of blues,
But when the dust gets high, you can't even see the sky.

I've seen the dust so black that I couldn't see a thing,
I've seen the dust so black that I couldn't see a thing,
And the wind so cold, boy, it nearly cut your water off.

I seen the wind so high that it blowed my fences down,
I've seen the wind so high that it blowed my fences down,
Buried my tractor six feet underground.

e|-------------------------3--333-333-333---|
B|----0000-0-0-000-0-0-00--3--333-333-333---|
G|----0000-0-0-003-3-2-00--0--000-000-000---|
D|----0003-3-2-000-0-0-00-------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------3-------3----------|
      v^v^ ^ ^ ^v^ ^ ^ ^v^ ^  v^v^v^v v^v

Well, it turned my farm into a pile of sand,
Yes, it turned my farm into a pile of sand,
I had to hit that road with a bottle in my hand.

[repeat above tabbed part]

I spent ten years down in that old dust bowl,
I spent ten years down in that old dust bowl,
When you get that dust pneumony, boy, it's time to go.

I had a gal, and she was young and sweet,
I had a gal, and she was young and sweet,
But a dust storm buried her sixteen hundred feet.

She was a good gal, long, tall and stout,
Yes, she was a good gal, long, tall and stout,
I had to get a steam shovel just to dig my darlin' out.

[repeat stunted version of above tabbed part]

      G
These dusty blues are the dustiest ones I know,
      G
These dusty blues are the dustiest ones I know,
       D                                      G
Buried head over heels in the black old dust, I had to pack up and go,
      D                        G 
An' I just blowed in, an' I'll soon blow out again......
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Lebesque wrote on February 8 2013, 02:49 am

Thanks! Sounds spot on.

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