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B.B. King and Eric Clapton - "I Wanna Be"
Tuning - Drop D
Tabbed by jjhand



[Kick-Off Lick]

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|---------0-------|
A|-----0-2---------|
D|-0-4-------------|



[Intro]

   Rhythm Guitar Riff (Clapton)
e|-------5--5--5\3--3--3--------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------7--7--7\5--5--5--------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------7--7--7\5--5--5-----5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------| play 4x
D|---------------------------5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------5--------------------------|
D|-0----------------------------------|-0--0-----------------------------|


   Lead Guitar (King)
e|----12b14r----12---10---10---12------|-12b14-------------------------10-12--|
B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------12--------|
G|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|------------------------13---15b17---|----------------------13b14-----------|
B|-------------------15----------------|--------------15~~~~------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|-------17b19-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|------------------------17b18r-------|-15--------------------------15-17b18-|
G|--------------------------------16---|--------------------------16----------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------15b17-----|--------------------------------------|
B|-15~---------------------------------|------------15-----17b18--------------|
G|----------16-------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|



[Verse Chords]
    ** Verse is purely chords in the middle of the fretboard (3rd fret C, 7th fret Em, etc)

D5 C5                                C5  E5
     I wonder helplessly day by day
D5                               D5
It's so much easier to run away
C5                              C5  E5
My mind is telling my body so
D5
Never know which way to go


[Prechorus]
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-9b11--7-9b11r-7--------7~----|  this part repeats during
D|-----------------9--7h9-------|  the lyrics below
A|------------------------------|  Rhythm Chords are shown below
D|------------------------------|

Bm
"I'm always there for you baby
E9
You let me see
G7              F#7       E7
If we can get closer everyday"



[Chorus]

   Rhythm Guitar Riff (Clapton)
e|-------5--5--5\3--3--3--------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------7--7--7\5--5--5--------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------7--7--7\5--5--5-----5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------| play 4x
D|---------------------------5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------5--------------------------|
D|-0----------------------------------|-0--0-----------------------------|

"I wanna be                          Held by you"
"I wanna be                       Touched by you"
"I wanna be              I wanna be loved by you"
"I wanna be              Anything you want me to"



[Verse 2]

   Lead Parts (During lyric pauses)

   #1                          #3
e|--------------------------|--15b17-------------------|
B|-17b18r--17--15-15~--17---|---------15--15~~---------|
G|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------------|

D5 C5                                              C5 E5
    "Don't mean nothing when you're growing old
D5                                  D5
Nobody knows what the future holds
C5                             C5 E5
I am left with a bitter taste
D5
Turn away from that beautiful chase"



[Prechorus 2]
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-9b11--7-9b11r-7--------7~----|  this part repeats similarly during
D|-----------------9--7h9-------|  the lyrics below
A|------------------------------|  Rhythm Chords are shown below
D|------------------------------|

Bm
"I'm always there for you baby
E9
You let me see
G7              F#7       E7
If we can get closer everyday"



[Chorus 2]

   Rhythm Guitar Riff (Clapton)
e|-------5--5--5\3--3--3--------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------7--7--7\5--5--5--------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------7--7--7\5--5--5-----5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------| play 4x
D|---------------------------5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------5--------------------------|
D|-0----------------------------------|-0--0-----------------------------|

"I wanna be                          Held by you"
"I wanna be                       Touched by you"
"I wanna be              I wanna be loved by you"
"I wanna be              Anything you want me to"


   Lead on Chorus 2
e|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-----12b14--15b17--|
B|------15-17b18-----|----------17b18r---|-----15-----------|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|

e|-------------------|-----12b14--15b17--|------------------|-----19b20r-17-----------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|----17b18r--15----|---------------17b18-15--|
G|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------------|



[King's Solo] 
   (2:26) Solo plays along to the Chorus/Intro Riff

e|-------------------------|------------------------------|-----------------------15-17---|
B|-17pb18r____------17-15--|-15~-----15-17--------15--17--|-17b18r----15-17-17b19---------|
G|-------------------------|------16-----------16---------|--------16---------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------19b20-|------------------------------|------10~~--------------------------|
B|-15~~---17b18------------|------17pb18r-17-15-------15--|------------13----------------------|
G|-------------------------|---------------------16~------|-------------------10bb-10bb--------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|---------------12------------12--10-|
A|-------------------------|------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|------------------------------------|

e|---14b16-14--------10~---|------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-----13-10--------------------|
G|-------------------------|-----------12-10--------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------12\-----|
A|-------------------------|------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|



[Clapton Solo]
   (2:47) Solo Plays along to Prechorus Riff 

e|-------------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------2--|------------------------------|----------------------------|
D|------------2p0---2/4----|-2p0----2--2p0---0------0-----|----0h7h9~~-----------------|
A|-0h2~~----------2--------|-----2---------2---0h2~---2p0-|---------------7b8r-5---7---|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------|----------------------9-----|

e|------------------------------|----------(7)------------------|-------------------------10-10-12-10--|
B|------------------------------|-----------10-7----------------|----------------10/12-12--------------|
G|---7-----7\6---6\4---4/6\4~---|----------------10-9-7---9-7---|------7-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-----------------------9-----9-|-9~-----------------------------------|
A|-9-----9-----7-----5----------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

e|---/17---------12p10-------10---------7---|--------------------------------|
B|--------17b18--------12-12---12p10------7-|-10b12--------------------------|
G|----------------------------------11------|--------9--7--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|--------------7--9-9------------|
A|------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|-------------------------12\----|



[Chorus 2]

   Rhythm Guitar Riff (Clapton)
e|-------5--5--5\3--3--3--------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------7--7--7\5--5--5--------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------7--7--7\5--5--5-----5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------| play 8x
D|---------------------------5--5~\---|-------7--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|-------5--------------------------|
D|-0----------------------------------|-0--0-----------------------------|

"I wanna be                          Held by you"
"I wanna be                       Touched by you"
"I wanna be              I wanna be loved by you"
"I wanna be              Anything you want me to"


   Lead on Chorus 3
e|-------------------|-------------------|-----15b17--------|--------15b17------|
B|-17b18----------17-|-17--15--15----15--|------------17b18-|-------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|

e|-------------------|--------15b17------|------------------|-------------15-14--|
B|--17b18r-15---15~--|--------------15~--|------------------|--------------------|
G|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|--------------------|

e|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|------15b17--------|
B|----15----15~-17b18--|-----------------|----------15------|-------------------|
G|-------16------------|-----------------|----------17------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|-------------------|

e|---------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------10----|
B|----17b18r-----------|-------17b18r-----|------15~~--------|-----**10-10----10-|
G|------------16-------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
A|---------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|
D|---------------------|------------------|------------------|-------------------|



[Outro Solo] 
   ** Solo starts above where marked in the Chorus Lead above. 
      Rhythm Track continues playing a simple D blues jam with occasional accent chords

e|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|-13b15--b15--b15~~--13--10-|-13--10--13b-10--13b-10h13p10--10---------|
G|---------------------------|-----------------------------12---12b14gr-|
D|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------|------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------10----------------------|--------------------------------8--|
G|-10---------10--10----------------------|----------------------------5/7----|
D|----12-12~----------12-10----10---------|-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------12----12\10-8-|-10b11--8----8--------8------------|
D|----------------------------------------|----------12-----12----------------|

e|----------10-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-------10----10-13-10h13p10---10---------------------|----------10---------------------------------------|
G|-12b14---------------------12----12-10h12p10---12p10-|-12b14-------12b14r-10-------10---------10-12p10---|
D|--------------------------------------------12-------|-----------------------12p10----12-12~----------12-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------13---13~--13~--13~--13~-|----13~--13~--13-12-11-10----------|
G|-10~------14---14~--14~--14~--14~-|----14~--14~--14-13-12-10--12--10--|
D|-----12---------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|-------------10------------------|--------------13pb15---pb15r14------|------------------------------|
B|----------10----10-13b15--b15~~~-|-b15--b15~-b15----------------------|-13pb15~~~-----------13-10-13-|
G|-12b14---------------------------|------------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------------------|------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
B|-10h13p10-----------------------------10-------------|--------------------------------------|
G|---------12h14p12-10--10-12p10-12b14----pb14r12-10---|-10~----------------------------------|
D|--------------------12----------------------------12-|-------------------------------/7--7--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|-----12\--0---------------------------|

e|----------------------------|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------|-----6gb---------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-5-----5--------------------|-7---------------7-----------|-------------------------------|
D|----7-----5b6r-3------/7--7-|---7---------------7-5\3-----|-------------------------------|
A|-----------------5----------|-------------------------5-3-|-5---3---0-3-0-----------------|
D|----------------------------|-----------------------------|-------5-------5-3--3--0--5-3--|

   start to fade out
e|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------13~-13~-13~-|
G|------------------5~------5~--5~--5~--|--5~----/10~-10~-10~-/14~-14~-14~-14~-14~-14~-|
D|------------------7~------7~--7~--7~--|--7~----/12~-12~-12~-/15~-15~-15~-------------|
A|-5~-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D|-------0------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------15b17----13b14-----|-10----------------------------------------|
B|-15~~~--------------------------------|----13-10-13-------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|-------------12-10-------10------10-12-10--|
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------12-10----12-------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


************************************

| x   Dead note
| (n) Ghost note
| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| r   Release
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| /   Slide up
| \   Slide down
| ~   Vibrato
| bb  blues bend - not a full semitone (slight change in pitch)
| gb  bend up pitch gradually
| gr  releaase bent pitch gradually

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russ.krull 20 Jul 09, 2017 09:28 AM

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