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Back Door Slam Tab

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Band/Artist: Back Door Slam
Song: Back Door Slam (Robert Cray Cover)
Tabbed By: Jon Sowash (West Chester, PA)


[Intro/Main Riff]

|e-----------| |e----------|
|b--------10-| |b--------9-|
|g----7------| |g----7-----|
|d-/9---9----| |d-/9---9---|  Repeat x2
|a-----------| |a----------|
|E-----------| |E----------|

[Verse]

|e-7-x-7-x-7------| |e-7-x-7-x-7--7--7--7--|
|b-7-x-7-x-7------| |b-7-x-7-x-10-10-10-10-|
|g-7-x-7-x-7h9p7--| |g-7-x-7-x-7--7--7--7--|
|d-x-x-x-x-x----9-| |d-x-x-x-x-9--9--9--9--|
|a-x-x-x-x-x------| |a-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--|
|E-x-x-x-x-x------| |E-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--|

|Alternate between these throughout the verse,|
|listen to the song for how Davy plays it     |


I was born in the back seat
Of a travellin' hurricane
I came up in the back streets
The city with no name
I was raised on trouble
Rock when I should roll
I never could control it
And I can't be controlled


[CHORUS]

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d----------7h9-7h9-|
|a------7-9---------|
|E-7-10-------------|

|e-----------| 
|b--------10-| 
|g----7------| 
|d-/9---9----| 
|a-----------| 
|E-----------|

I am what I am
I am the back door slam

[Verse 2]

When I walk down the streets
The streetlights go out
When I drive through your town
The dogs start to howl
I stand in the shadows 
Sparks are in my hair
When i open up my mouth
My voice fills the air

[CHORUS]

I am what I am
I am the back door slam

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d----------7h9-7h9-|
|a------7-9---------|
|E-7-10-------------|

|e-----------| 
|b--------10-| 
|g----7------| 
|d-/9---9----| 
|a-----------| 
|E-----------|

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d----------7h9-7h9-|
|a------7-9---------|
|E-7-10-------------|

|e-----------| 
|b--------9--| 
|g----7------| 
|d-/9---9----| 
|a-----------| 
|E-----------|


[Bridge]

|e-7---7-7---7-7-------| |e-7---7-7---7-|
|b-7---7-7---7-7-------| |b-7---7-7---7-|
|g-7h9-7-7h9-7-7h9p7---| |g-7h9-7-7h9-7-|
|d-------------------9-| |d-------------|
|a---------------------| |a-------------|
|E---------------------| |E-------------|

|Alternate between these throughout the bridge,|
|listen to the song for how Davy plays it      |

|Also, Davy mimics the melody note for note when|  
|he sings the last line of the bridge.          |
|Something along the lines of:                  |

|e---------------------------|
|b-11-11-11-11-11-11/12-9----|
|g-11-11-11-11-11-11/12-9----|
|d------------------------11-|
|a---------------------------|
|E---------------------------|

People say
I'm charming
People say
I'm alarming
People can feel
the disturbance around me
I don't care what they say they see


[Solo]

|Goodluck, only Davy can play it!|


[Bridge]

People say
I'm Strange
People say
I'm dangerous
People can feel
That a deal was struck
Save my soul and
Make my own luck


[Main Riff then Verse 3]

I was born in the city
A city with no shame
And when I play guitar
They all know my name


[CHORUS]

I am what I am
I am the back door slam
I am what I am
I am the back door slam

[Outro]

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d----------7h9-7h9-|
|a------7-9---------|
|E-7-10-------------|

|e-----------| 
|b--------10-| 
|g----7------| 
|d-/9---9----| 
|a-----------| 
|E-----------|

|e-----------------|
|b-----------------|
|g-----------------|
|d-7h9-------------|
|a-----7/5-5-------|
|E-----------7p5h7-|

|e-7--|
|b-10-|
|g-7--| Strum a few times
|d-9--|
|a----|
|E----|

|e------------------|
|b------------------|
|g------------------|
|d----------7h9-7h9-|
|a------7-9---------|
|E-7-10-------------|

|e-----------| 
|b--------9--| 
|g----7------| 
|d-/9---9----| 
|a-----------| 
|E-----------|

|e---------------------------|
|b---------------------------|
|g---------------------------|
|d-7h9-----------------------|
|a-----7/5-5-----------------|
|E-----------7p5h7-/10/17/19-|

I tabbed this from a performance Back Door Slam did at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, PA. 
I realize this is a Robert Cray original, so I'm posting a version he performs as well. 
This is my third tab for Back Door Slam, I hope people begin tabbing more of Davy's work, 
or correcting some of the tabs I have posted (It'll All Come Around, Heavy on My Mind, this).

Back Door slam version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0xY--xCZFQ


Robert Cray version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUmtA0RP2ns


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Roan_Minstrel 24 wrote on March 7 2010, 07:40 pm

Any key for the solo??
Other than that, this is an excellent tab! the world needs more Back Door Slam tabs.

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