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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: 04.02.2007
Tabbed by Peter Tuyp (peter.tuyp@wxs.nl)

Subject:
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Sporting Life Blues (Road to Escondido)

Chords:
C	x32013	x32010
Dsus4	x00233	xx0033
B7	x24242
G7	320001	320031
Cadd9	x32030
C7	x32310
F7	131211	131241
Bbes7	x13131
Fm/bes	113111
D/f#	200232
A7	x02020
Dsus2	x00230
D7sus4	x00213
G	320033

Intro chords:
  C         C           Dsus4 B7    G7          C                     Dsus4 B7    G7
|-3---3---3-0---0-0---0-3---3-2---2-1---1-1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3-2---2-1---1-1---1-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3-4---4-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3-4---4-3---3-3---3-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-4---4-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-4---4-0---0-0---0-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---0-2---2-2---2-2---2-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---0-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
|-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-|
                                                                                   I'm getting 
Intro solo:
  C                     Dsus4 B7   G7
|-------------3-------------------------------------------------------3------------------|
|-------1-3/5------------------------5-6------------------------1-3/4-3------------------|
|---0-2----------------------------------5---5---5/7-5------0h3---------5-2-0--5-----0---|
|------------------------------------------7---7---------------------------------2-3-----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1:
  C       Cadd9         C7      Cadd9         F7                    Bbes7               Fm/bes
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1---1-1---1-3---1-|
|-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---4---1-4---4-4---4-3---3---1-3---1-1---1-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3---0-3---3-3---3-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|---------------------------------------------1---1---1-1---1-1---1-----------------------|
  tired     of hanging 'round.   Think I will marry      and settle down.   'Cause this old 

  C                     D/f#      G7            C         A7          Dsus2       G7
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1---1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1-1---1-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3---3---3-1---1---1-2---2-2---2-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-0---0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---4---4-0---0---0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---2---2-2---2---2---2-3---3---3-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-|
|-----------------------2---2---2-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-|
  nightlife, this old   sportlife  is  killing  me.                                   I got a 


Verse 2: 
  C       Cadd9         C7      Cadd9         F7                    Bbes7               Fm/bes
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1---1-1---1-3---1-|
|-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---4---1-4---4-4---4-3---3---1-3---1-1---1-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3---0-3---3-3---3-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|---------------------------------------------1---1---1-1---1-1---1-----------------------|   
  letter        from my home.      Most of my friends are  dead and gone.        I begin to 

  C                     D/f#      G7            C         A7          Dsus2       G7
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1---1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1-1---1-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3---3---3-1---1---1-2---2-2---2-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-0---0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---4---4-0---0---0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---2---2-2---2---2---2-3---3---3-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-|
|-----------------------2---2---2-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-|
  worry,     I begin to wonder    'bout days to come.                                 My mother 


Verse 3:
  C       Cadd9         C7      Cadd9         F7                    Bbes7               Fm/bes
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1---1-1---1-3---1-|
|-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---4---1-4---4-4---4-3---3---1-3---1-1---1-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3---0-3---3-3---3-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|---------------------------------------------1---1---1-1---1-1---1-----------------------|   
  used to       talk to me.   I was young and foolish     could not see.       Now I got no  

  C                     D/f#      G7            C         A7          Dsus2       G7
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1---1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1-1---1-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3---3---3-1---1---1-2---2-2---2-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-0---0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---4---4-0---0---0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---2---2-2---2---2---2-3---3---3-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-|
|-----------------------2---2---2-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-|
  mother. My sisters and brothers, don't care for me


Solo:
        C              C7                       F7                    
|-------3h5p3--------------12-------------------------------|
|-5-4-5--------3/5------------13----------------------------|
|------------------5---3---------12-10----10-12-10-12-------|
|--------------------5-----------------13-------------13-10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

                  Bbes7
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|----8-10h12p10-8-10----8h10p8-12-10-8----|
|-10-----------------10----------------10-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

  C                             D/f#                         G7        
|----------8----8-12-13-14-15---14-13-11----11----------------------------|
|-----8-10---10--------------------------13----13-11----------------------|
|-7/9------------------------------------------------12-10----------10-12-|
|----------------------------------------------------------13-10-13-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      C                     A7       Dsus2       G7
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----10-13-15b17-13-15-----13-------15b17-15-13----------------|
|--12-------------------14-----14----------------14b15-12-------|
|---------------------------------------------------------15-13-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

  C                       C7        F7                      Bbes7
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------6-8-6h8p6---6-------|
|-5---3-----------5---3-5-5-3-------5---8p7p5---5---5---5-8-----------8---8-5---|
|---5---5-4-3-------5-----------5/7-----------7---7-----------------------------|
|-------------6-3---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                        C                                       D/f#
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------6h8-8-6h8p6---6------------------------------------------10-13-15-15b17-|
|---5-8-------------8---8/10-8-------------------------9-10-9-12----------------|
|-8----------------------------10--10-10/14-10----8-10--------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------10-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                    G7             C          A7        Dsus2      G7
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-14b15-12-14----12-7/9---------------------5-8p7p5---5-7/8-7------------------|
|-------------14--------10----8-10-10\5-5-7---------7---------10-7-------------|
|--------------------------10--------------------------------------10-8-7------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------10-8-|
                                                                       I swear I'm


Verse 4:
  C       Cadd9         C7      Cadd9         F7                    Bb7                 Fm/bes
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1---1-1---1-3---1-|
|-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---4---1-4---4-4---4-3---3---1-3---1-1---1-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3---0-3---3-3---3-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|---------------------------------------------1---1---1-1---1-1---1-----------------------|   
  gonna       change my ways.     I'm gettin' older          every day.   When I was young and 

  C                     D/f#      G7            C         A7          Dsus2       G7
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1---1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1-1---1-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3---3---3-1---1---1-2---2-2---2-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-0---0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---4---4-0---0---0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---2---2-2---2---2---2-3---3---3-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---2-2---2-2---2-|
|-----------------------2---2---2-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------3---3-3---3-|
  foolish     it was so easy         to run and play.                               I'm getting 


Verse 5:
  C       Cadd9         C7      Cadd9         F7                    Bb7                 Fm/bes
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1---1-1---1-3---1-|
|-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---1---3-1---1-1---1-1---4---1-4---4-4---4-3---3---1-3---1-1---1-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-3---3---0-3---3-3---3-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-|
|---------------------------------------------1---1---1-1---1-1---1-----------------------|
  tired     of hanging 'round.   Think I will marry      and settle down.   'Cause this old 

  C                     D/f#      G7            C                     A7           
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1---1---1-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3---3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-0---0---0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0---0-0---0---0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---0---0-2---2---2---2-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
|-----------------------2---2---2-3---3---3---3-----------------------------------------------|
  nightlife, this old   sportlife  is  killing  me.                                  This old

  D7sus4                G                     C         F7          C    Cadd9
|-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-0---0---0-1---1-1---1-0----0--0-|
|-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-1---1---1-1---1-1---1-1----3--1-|
|-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-2---2-2---2-0----0--0-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-1---1-1---1-2----2--2-|
|-0---0---0-0---0-0---0-2---2---2-2---2-2---2-3---3---3-3---3-3---3-3----3--3-|
|-----------------------3---3---3-3---3-3---3-----------1---1-1---1-----------|
  nightlife, this old   sportlife  is  killing  me.                                


Outro:
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|-----------------------------------------------------3/4---3-1---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------0-2-------------2-0---------|
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BluesPower444 wrote on August 9 2007, 12:48 pm

Great song , Great tab
good job, man

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BluesPower444 wrote on August 14 2007, 01:03 am

tab more jj cale and clapton
like "its easy"
or heads in georgia

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jjbennett wrote on August 12 2008, 12:31 pm

Solos good, chords are a bit out mate - nearly all the D chords are actually D9.

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