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Intro 102 bpm
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Chorus 102 bpm
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Song: Couldn't Get It Right
Artist: Climax Blues Band
Album: Gold Plated

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' on ultimateGuitar.com)
18th June 2013

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in key of Bm)

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website might
automatically suggest and use the typed shapes shown below:

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
Am = x02210 or 577555   Abmaj7-5 = xx0113    Dm = xx0231
A4 = x02230 or 577755   Bbm7     = xx0111    Em = 022000
G  = 355433             D        = xx0232    Bb = x13331
F  = 133211             C        = x32010

^ = Emphasise the beat

There's a couple of quick chords, Abmaj7-5 to Bbm7, but they
are relatively easy by using the index finger to barre the top
three strings, and using the little finger at the 3rd fret to
create the first chord, and lifting it off to create the next.

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

[Intro]
    Am        A4   Am        A4
||:  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / :||[x2]


[Verse 1]
Am                   A4         Am             Am   G   F
    Time was drift - ing, this rock had got to roll,
                                                ^   ^   ^
                                 Am      Abmaj7-5  Bbm7
So I hit the road, and made my getaway,    /_/     /_/
                                           ^ ^     ^ ^
Am                  A4       Am           Am  G   F
    Restless feel - in'  ...really gotta hold,
                                          ^   ^^  ^
                            D     D
I started searching for a better way!
                            ^     ^

[Chorus]
       C                     G                         Dm
And I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                          C   G
But I couldn't see the light, ^^ ^ no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
  Em             Bb                        D 
Couldn't get it right, I couldn't get it right!


[Verse 2]
  Am       A4    Am       A4
| /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |

Am             A4   Am                Am    G    F
    L.A. fev - er, made me feel al - right,
                                       ^    ^    ^
                               Am         Abmaj7-5  Bbm7
But, I must admit, it got the best of me,   /_/     /_/
                                            ^ ^     ^ ^
Am               A4       Am               Am     Am G   F
    Gettin' down,     so deep I could've drowned,
                                            ^      ^ ^   ^
                                D      D
Now I can't get back the way I used to be!
                                ^      ^

[Chorus]
        C                     G                        Dm
But I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em  F                          C   G
But I couldn't see the light,      no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em             Bb                       D
Couldn't get it right, I couldn't get it right!


[Verse 3 - Instrumental]
  Am      A4    Am     Am  G   F            Am   Abmaj7-5 Bbm7
| /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  | /  /  /_/    /_/ |
                       ^  ^    ^                   ^ ^    ^ ^
  Am      A4     Am   Am   G   F              D     D
| /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |
                       ^  ^    ^              ^     ^ 

[Verse 4]
Am                A4   Am               Am     G   F
    New York Ci - ty, took me with the tide,
                                         ^ ^   ^   ^
                             Am     Abmaj7-5  Bbm7
I nearly died from hospi - tality,    /_/     /_/
                                      ^ ^     ^ ^
Am                   A4   Am            Am   G   F
    Left me strand - ed, took away my pride,
                                        ^    ^   ^
                              D     D
Just another no account fa - tali - ty!
                              ^     ^

[Chorus]
       C                     G                         Dm
||: I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night,
                        Dm   Em F                          C   G
But I couldn't see the light,     no, I couldn't see the light,
   C                     G                          Dm
I kept on lookin' for a way to take me through the night---,
   Em            Bb                     D
Couldn't get it right, couldn't get it right! :|| [x3]


[Suggestion for coda, slow down over the last two bars]
  Am       A4  Am   Am  G   F            Am  Abmaj7-5 Bbm7  Am
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /_/    /_/ |  / ||
                     ^  ^   ^                  ^ ^    ^ ^    ^

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

At the end of the choruses the bass does an octave rundown.
Playing in Am you can't get that last bottom note without
detuning your 6th string, but this riff is close:

     D
E |--2--------2------|
B |--3--------3------|
G |--2--------2------|
D |--0--------0------|
A |-----3--0---------|
E |------------------|


If you're playing without a capo, in Bm,
you can get the full bass riff:

     E
E |--0---------------|
B |--0---------------|
G |--1---------------|
D |--2--0------------|
A |--2-----2---------|
E |--0--------0------|

            
            
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