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The original recording of this song has poor audio quality, so it's hard to say exactly what the lyrics are. I've tried to piece them together from sources online and my own listening. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Artist: Charley Patton
Song: Going To Move to Alabama

This is a simple E blues progression, you can use embellishments in the chorus with hammering on the 
3rd fret 1st string for A chords and 1st fret 3rd string for E chords.

For the intro and verse use a Down Up Down Up Down strumming pattern until the last two strums, 
which are upstrokes

[Intro]
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                              E
I'm goin' to move to Alabama,  I'm goin' to move to Alabama,
B7                            A                    E
I'm goin' to move to Alabama, make Georgia be your home.

[Verse]
Ah,                       she's long and tall     way she whups' my meat makes me swear and call
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                          E
I have to move to Alabama, I have to move to Alabama
B7                           A                    E
I have to move to Alabama to make Georgia be your home

[Verse]

 I'm going to show you common women,   how I feel              Going to get me another woman before I leave
e|/12--12--12--12--12--------------|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9---------------|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9---------------|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9---------------|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|---------------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                            E
yeah I will move to Alabama, said I will move to Alabama
B7                            A                    E
Said, I will move to Alabama, make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
Say, mama got the washboard, my friend got the tub, My brother got the whiskey, mama got the jug
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                             E
I'm goin' to move to Alabama, I'm a-move to Alabama
B7                     A                    E
I'm a-move to Alabama, make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
Well, these evil women      sure make me tight,   Got a handful of give-me, mouthful of much-obliged
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                            E
You must've been to Alabama, you must've been to Alabama
B7                             A                    E
You must've been to Alabama to make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
Well, I got a woman,        she's long and tall,     But when she wiggles she makes me swear and call
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                          E
She gonna move to Alabama, have you been to Alabama
B7                          A                    E
Have you been to Alabama to make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
Say, mama and papa          oh went to work          Left my sister standing at the watering trough
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                                 E 
Well, have you been to Louisiana, have you been to Alabama
B7                          A                    E
Have you been to Alabama to make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
   My mama told me         ...                       Never love a woman  like she can't love you
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                               E
Well, have you been to Alabama, have you been to Alabama,
B7                          A                    E
Have you been to Alabama to make Georgia be your home

[Verse]
I got up this morning,      my head in my hands     Didn't have nowhere to roam, didn't have no man
e|/12--12--12--12--12---|---/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12--12--12--12--12--|--/12-12-12-12-10--10---|
B|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
G|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
D|/9---9---9---9---9----|---/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9---9---9---9---9---|--/9--9--9--9--9---9----|
A|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|

[Chorus]
A                              E
Well, I done been to Alabama, have you been to Alabama,
B7                          A                     E
Have you been to Alabama to make Georgia be your home


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