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"Born Under A Bad Sign" Albert King
[Born Under A Bad Sign] 1967
Bass Guitar; Donald "Duck" Dunn
Tuning [E A D G]
Written by Michael Hoel

Tablature Notation Guide;
QR = Quarter Rest
ER = Eight Rest
[1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +] = Timing [Eighth Notes]

A. Introduction [0:00]

|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|Q---E---------2-|----------------|--------------2-|
|R---R-----2-4---|4---------2-----|4---------2-3---|
|------2-4-------|------2-4---0---|------2-4-------|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

B. First Chorus [0:08]

     Born  un-der a  bad   sign.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|----------------------------2---|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

     Been down  since I be-gan to crawl.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-------------------2-----------|4-------------------------------|
|------------2---4-------0-------|------------1-------2-------3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

  If it was-n't for bad   luck,   you know I wouldn't have no  luck
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4---4-------4---|2-----------2---2---4---0---2---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 at all.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|------------------------E-------|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

C. First Verse [0:28]

     Hard luck and  trou-ble,     been     my   on-ly   friend.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------E---------------E-------|--------E---------------E-------|
|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 I've been on my own,             ev-er since I was ten.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------E---------------E-------|-------E--------------------2---|
|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|2------R------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

D. Second Chorus [0:40]

     Born  un-der a  bad   sign.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|----------------------------2---|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

     Been down  since I be-gan to crawl.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-------------------2-----------|4-------------------------------|
|------------2---4-------0-------|------------1-------2-------3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

  If it was-n't for bad   luck,   you know I wouldn't have no  luck
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4---4-------4---|2-----------2---2---4---0---2---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 at all.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|------------------------E-------|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

E. Second Verse [1:00]

     I  can't read,               I did-n't learn how to write.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------E---------------E-------|--------E---------------E-------|
|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 My whole  life        has been,    one big fight.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------E---------------E-------|-------E--------------------2---|
|4-------R-----------2---R---2---|2------R------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

F. Third Chorus [1:11]

     Born  un-der a  bad   sign.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|----------------------------2---|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

     Been down  since I be-gan to crawl.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-------------------2-----------|4-------------------------------|
|------------2---4-------0-------|------------1-------2-------3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

  If it was-n't for bad   luck,   you know I wouldn't have no  luck
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4---4-------4---|2-----------2---2---4---0---2---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 at all.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|------------------------E-------|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

G. Bridge [1:42]

  If it was-n't for bad  luck,       I tell you I'd have no luck.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------0-----------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4-------4---3---|2-----------2---2---1---2---3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

  If it was-n't for bad    luck,        I'd have no damn luck.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------0-----------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4-------4---3---|2-----------2---2---1---2---3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 If it was-n't for real  bad luck,     I'd just have no damn luck at all.
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------Q-----------------------------|
|--------------------0-----------|----------R-----------------------------|
|4-----------4---4-------4---3---|2-------------------2----4----0----2----|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1    +    2    +    3    +    4    +

H. Fourth Chorus [2:08]

     Born  un-der a  bad   sign.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|----------------------------2---|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---3-------|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

     Been down  since I be-gan to crawl.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-------------------2-----------|4-------------------------------|
|------------2---4-------0-------|------------1-------2-------3---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

  If it was-n't for bad   luck,   you know I wouldn't have no  luck
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|4-----------4---4---4-------4---|2-----------2---2---4---0---2---|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

 at all.
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|----------------------------2---|------------------------E-------|
|4-------------------2---3-------|4-------------------2---R---2---|
|------------2---4---------------|------------2---4---------------|
 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +    1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

I. Ending [2:30]

|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|--------------2-|----------------|--------------2-|----------------|
|4---------2-3---|4---------2-----|4---------2-3---|4---------2-----|
|------2-4-------|------2-4---0---|------2-4-------|------2-4---0---|
 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
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