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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Allyn Dimock 

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Guitar arrangements of Jack McGann.

Many of you may not recognize Jack McGann's name as a guitarist since he never
recorded commmercially.  You may however recognize the arrangement.  Jack was
highly regarded among his peers for his arrangements of traditional blues,
ragtime, and swing music.  He was also one of the most respected and admired
acoustic guitar teachers of the '70s and '80s.  His arrangements have been
passed on by his students, grand-students, peers, peers' students, etc.

Jack was also a social activist, and became nationally known for his fight
for equal health care coverage for persons with AIDS.
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Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor  Trad. Arrangement copyright Jack McGann
                           Transcription and data entry by Allyn Dimock

Permission obtained from the estate of Jack McGann for free distribution
of this tablature for educational purposes.  Please consider making a
contribution of your time or money for AIDS research and/or for health
care reform if you use this tablature.

A few years ago I heard one of Eric Schoenberg's students play the
accompaniment from this piece, but he didn't know Jack's break. So here
are both.  Notice the stepwise bass line (one of Jack's trademarks).

As I recall, Pat Sky sang a very similar version and may have recorded it.

Intro & break:

    1 F                 D7                G9                C7          ^
E---|---1p0-----------|-----------------|-----5---3-------|-------------0---|
B---|---------3-1-----|-1-3p1---1-------|-----------4h5-0-|-1-0---------1---|
G-1h|-2-----2---------|-------2---2---0-|-----------------|-------3-----3-1h|
D---|-----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|
A---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E---|-1-------1-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
      |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |


5 F                 D7                C                 G7
E---1p0-----------|-----------------|-----3---0-3-----|-3---1---0-------|
B---------3-1-----|-1-3p1---1-------|---------------1-|-----------3-----|
G-2-----2---------|-------2---2---0-|-------0---------|-----------------|
D-----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-1-------1-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |


9 C                 E                   Am      C/G       F       D7
E-----3---0-3-----|-----0-------0-----|-----------0-----|---------------0-|
B-1-----1---------|---------3---------|-1p0-----1-------|-3p1-----1h3-----|
G---------------x-|-0h1---------------|-----2-----------|-------2---------|
D-----2-------2---|-------2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----3-------0---|
A-----------------|-------------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
E-3-------3-------|-0---------0-------|---------3-------|-1-------2-------|
  |   |   |   |     |_|_| |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
                      3

13 C      A   ^     D       G         C
E-----0---5-3-----|-----0---3---0---|-----------0-----|---------------|
B---4---4-----2---|-3h4-------3---1-|-----------1-----|---------------|
G-------------2---|-----------------|-----------0-----|---------------|
D-------------2---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-1p0---0-------|
A---------0-------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----3---1p0---|
E-3---4-----------|-2-------3-------|---------3-------|-------------3-|
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |

The accompaniment is similar but a bit simpler:

1 Fmaj7             D9                G9                C7
E-----------0-----|-----------0-----|-----5---3---0---|-----------------|
B-------1---------|-------1---------|-----------4-----|-1-0-------------|
G---2-------------|---2-------------|---------------0-|-------3---------|
D-----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-1-------1-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |


5 Fmaj7             D9                C                 G
E-----------0-----|----------0------|-----------3-----|-3---1---0-------|
B-------1---------|------1----------|-------1---------|-----------3-----|
G---2-------------|--2--------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-----3-------3---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-----0-------0---|
A-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E-1-------1-------|-2-------2-------|-3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |


9 C                 E                   Am      C/G       F       D7
E-----3---0-3-----|-----0-------0-----|-----------0-----|-----------------|
B-1-----1---------|---------3---------|-1p0-----1-------|-3p1-----1h3-----|
G-----------------|-0h1---------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|
D-----2-------2---|-------2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-----3-------0---|
A-----------------|-------------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
E-3-------3-------|-0---------0-------|---------3-------|-1-------2-------|
  |   |   |   |     |_|_| |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |


13 C      A7        D7      G         C
E---------5-3-----|-------3---0-----|-----------------|-----------------|
B-----------------|-1---------------|-1--------1------|-----------------|
G-----------------|---2-------------|-0--------0------|-----------------|
D-------------2---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|-1p0---0---------|
A---------0-------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----3---1p0-----|
E-3---4-----------|-2-------3-------|---------3-------|-------------3---|
  |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |

Ch: Make me down a pallet on your floor
    Make me down a pallet on your floor
    Make it soft, make it low, so my good gal will never know
    you Made me down a pallet on your floor

Big leg Ida don't you cry this time
My lovin' Ida don't you cry this time
if you Cry for a nickel you might die for a dime
so you can Cry all you want to baby, but your money don't mind.

Ch.

I woke up this morning, there's women on my mind  2x
well, Yesterday was whiskey, tomorrow might be wine
'cause Important things is always on my mind.

Ch.

I got the blues so bad I can hardly see  3x
Ain't no-one ever had these old blues like me

Ch.

            
            
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