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Buddy Boldens Blues chords

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  • Approximation of piano chords for guitar. Capo 3rd fret.

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Approximation of piano chords for guitar. Capo 3rd fret. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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This is an approximation for guitar of the chords used in the Jelly Roll Morton solo piano version of
"Buddy Bolden's Blues" see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgmZyImasvA
The song is in Eb. This version is played as in C with the capo on the 3rd fret.

[Chords]
C       : x32010
C *     : x32013
C7      : x32310
Cdim    : x3454x
Cdim/Eb : xx1x12
D7      : xx0212
F       : 1x3211
G       : 320003
G *     : 32003x
G7      : 320001
A7      : x02223
A7 *    : x02020

[Intro]
C * Cdim/Eb  G7  A7
D7  G7       C   G

[Verse 1]
C *       Cdim/Eb  G7    C      C7
Thought I heard    Buddy Bolden say
    F          Cdim   C         C7
You nasty, you dirty, take it a-way 
    F             Cdim   C *       A7
You terrible, you awful, take it a-way
  G *       A7 *  D7  G    G7
I thought I heard him say
  C *       Cdim/Eb  G7    C      C7
I thought I heard    Buddy Bolden shout
F            Cdim                C       C7
Open up that window and let that bad air out
F            Cdim               C *      A7
Open up that window and let the foul air out
            D7          G7     C     G
I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say

[Verse 2]
C *       Cdim/Eb  G7    C       C7
Thought I heard    Judge Fogarty say
       F           Cdim    C          C7 
Thirty days in the market, take him a-way
          F             Cdim        C *        A7
Get him a good broom to sweep with, take him a-way
  G *       A7 *  D7  G    G7
I thought I heard him say
  C *       Cdim/Eb  G7      C     C7
I thought I heard    Frankie Dusen shout
     F            Cdim             C       C7
Gal, give me that money, I’m gonna beat it out
       F            Cdim             C *     A7
I mean give me that money, I’m gonna beat it out
                   D7            G7    C     G
'Cause I thought I heard Frankie Dusen say

[Outro]
C *    Cdim/Eb  G7     C       C7
F      Cdim            C       C7 
F      Cdim            C *     A7
G *    A7 *     D7     C

            
            
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