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Sweet Home Chicago Tab

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Contributor
Writer - Robert Johnson
Band/Artist - Eric Clapton
Album - Sessions For Robert Johnson
Song - Sweet Home Chicago

Guitar 1 - Eric Clapton
Guitar 2 - Doyle Bramhall II

ok, well i got this new dvd/cd thing and this is my favorite song off of it. I was
messing around and figured it out. I plan to figure out solo 1 by Doyle Bramhall,
and figure out some of the intro and  solo by eric clapton.. enjoy!

Notation Guide
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
~ - vibrato

UPDATE 5/3/05

I have added a few little extra notes at the end of the verse, later i will tab out the 
bramhall solo.

Intro Riff Guitar 1
e---------------------------------------------------|
b--------------------------8----8--8----------------|
g--7/9~--7/9-7---------------9~---9--9-7------------|
d--------------7\5-----------------------7\5--------|
a------------------7~------------------------7------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

For the verse, just listen to the song and follow this pattern

Come on, baby dont you want to go (Riff A5) [Verse]
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------------|
d-22-44--22-44--22-44-keep this same rhythm until after "go"-----|
a-00-00--00-00--00-00--------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------------|

(after the word go)[Riff E5) [Verse]
E-------------------------|
b-------------------------|
g-------------------------|
d-------------------------|
a-22-44--22-44--22-44-----|
E-00-00--00-00--00-00-----|

Come on, baby dont you want to go (Riff A5)[Verse]
e----------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------------|
d-22-44--22-44--22-44-keep this same rhythm until after "go"-----|
a-00-00--00-00--00-00--------------------------------------------|
e----------------------------------------------------------------|

(after the word go)[Riff E5) [Verse]
E-------------------------|
b-------------------------|
g-------------------------|
d-------------------------|
a-22-44--22-44--22-44-----|
E-00-00--00-00--00-00-----|

Back from the land of california, to my sweet home chicago [verse]

   ^  ^     ^ upstroke these 3 notes
e----------------------------------------0-0-x-0--|
b-------------------------------------------------|
g-22-44--22-44------------------------------------|
d-00-00--00-00---22-44--22-44---------------------|
a-----------------00-00--00-00--5-4-3-2-----------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

Verse again

Piano Break

until i get more, you should get the idea of how the song is, after it says "Back from
the land of california to my sweet home chicago" ther is a little change of pace and
then it goes back to a verse thing,then a piano break, and then the solo by Doyle, but
they layout goes like this

Intro Riff
Riff A5 \
Riff E5  \
Riff A5   verse
Riff E5  /
Riff D5 /
Piano Break
Solo by bramhall
Verse
Solo By Clapton
Intro Riff
End
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Mojo Blues wrote on November 20 2006, 09:43 am

Thanks for tabbing this classic, however, it is a little unusual. It looks like 12 bar blues with the exception of the order of the cords. If it starts in A (1) D (IV) and E (V) should fall in that order. From my experience Mr. Clapton sticks of the blues formate. That said, it still sounds good and the turnaround is interesting.

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Rocker267 wrote on March 26 2007, 04:13 pm

this a cool tab even though it says "rock" in my username i still love blues! also the blues brothers version of the song is good. i like matt guitar murphys version of playing it.

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Rocker267 wrote on March 26 2007, 04:15 pm

also i too have jus noticed the 12 bar blues in it.

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