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You Got To Die (Just Well To Get Ready)
trad./ Blind Willie McTell
Tab by metonymo, from McTell's album "Atlanta Twelve String".

Tabs are written both for standard tuning (eadghe), and for Open G (dgdghd).
Sounds like McTell is playing in open G, but this song is well suited for standard tuning.


In standard tuning:

Chords, standard tuning:
C x32010
G 320003/xx543x

Intro:
  G                          C   G       C   G
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------1---0-0^----1-----------|
------0---0^-----0-2-3b--0-----0---0-0^----0-b2-0------|
--0h2-----0^-------------0--/2---0---0^--2------0------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1
  C    G
---------------|
----1------0^--|
----0-b2-0-0^--|
--2------0-0^--|
---------------|
---------------|

Riff 2

--1/3\1----------------------------------------|
--------1/3\1----3b----3--3^-------3----3--3^--|
--------------/4-----4-4--4^----/4---4--4--4^--|
-----------------------5--5^------------5--5^--|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Riff 3

---------------------------------------|
----------------1---0-0^----1------0^--|
--0-2-3b--0-----0---0-0^----0-b2-0-0^--|
----------0--/2---0---0^--2------0-0^--|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
get ready(you got to die)you got to die


Descending bass, variations:

----------------------------------    --------------------------|
----------------------------------    -----------------------0--|
----------------------------------    -----------------------0--|
----------------------------/14v--    -----------------------0--|
----------------------------------    -----------------------2--|
--5----------4---------3---(/12v)-    --5----4----3-----2-------|
 can't  -  minute  -  hour            can't tell-minute-nor-hour


h   hammer down
^   strum (the other parts in the riffs and intro are plucked;
    strumming changes the sound)
b   bend
p   pull
/   slide up
\   slide down
v   vibrate



********


In Open G (dgdghd)

Open G chords:
C x02010
G 000000/005435

Intro:
   G                          C   G       C   G
d---------------------------------------------------|
h-------------------------------1---0-0^----1-------|
g------0---0^-----0-2-3b--0-----0---0-0^----0-b2-0--|
d--0h2-----0^-------------0--/2---0---0^--2------0--|
g---------------------------------------------------|
d---------------------------------------------------|

Riff 1
  C    G
---------------|
----1------0^--|
----0-b2-0-0^--|
--2------0-0^--|
---------------|
---------------|

Riff 2

--3/5\3----------------------------------------|
--------1/3\1----3b----3--3^-------3----3--3^--|
--------------/4-----4-4--4^----/4---4--4--4^--|
-----------------------5--5^------------5--5^--|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Riff 3

-------------------------------------|
----------------1---0-0^----1--------|
--0-2-3b--0-----0---0-0^----0-b2-0^--|
----------0--/2---0---0^--2------0^--|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
get ready(you got to die)you got to die



Descending bass, variations:

----------------------------------    -----------------------------|
----------------------------------    -----------------------0-----|
----------------------------------    -----------------------0-----|
----------------------------/14v--    -----------------------0-----|
----------------------------------    -----------------------4-----|
--7----------6---------5---(/14v)-    --7----6-----5----4----------|
  can't  -  minute  -  hour            can't tell-minute-nor-hour




********


Intro  G   C G C G

G                                 C          G    riff 1
And, you just well get ready, for you got to die
G                 riff 2
Just well and get ...
G                             Descending bass (or C)                G
For it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
G                   riff 3
Well, you just well get ready, ...  you got die

So, you just well to love your enemies, you got to die
Just well to love your ...
For it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
Just well and get ready, you got to die

So, you just well to live in union, you got to die
Just well to live in ...
For it may be tomorrow, well, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
Well, you just well ...

So, you just well to live a christen, you got to die
Just well to live a ...
Then it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
Just well ...

So, you just well to love your neighbour, you got to die
Just well to love your ...
Then it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
Well, just well get ready, you got to die

So, you just well to love your members, so you got to die
Just well to love your ...
Then it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
Well, you just well to get ready, you got to die, you got to ...


********


Full text with chords:

         G                        C          G    C          G
And, you just well get ready, for you got to die, you got to die
G                           C          G    C          G
Just well and get ready for you got to die, you got to die
G                                 C                             G
For it may be tomorrow, Lord, you can't tell the minute nor the hour
G                              C          G    C       G
Well, you just well get ready, you got to die, you got die
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