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CASEY JONES by Mississippi John Hurt, live version 


[Intro]

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

  G                                      A                   D
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------------|--------5---2------|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|----------------3--|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|----2--------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|----------2-------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0-------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3---------------|-------------------|------------------| 

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

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


[First Guitar Break]

  G                                      C               G
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------1-----|--0-----------0-3--|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|------------3------|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--3-------3--------|------------------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3-------3-------|-------------------|--3-------3-------|

  G                                      A                   D
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------------|--------5---2------|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|----------------3--|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|----2--------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|----------2-------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0-------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3---------------|-------------------|------------------| 

  G                                      C               G
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------1-----|--0-----------0-3--|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|------------3------|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--3-------3--------|------------------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3-------3-------|-------------------|--3-------3-------|

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


[Second Guitar Break]

  G                                      C               G
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------1-----|--0-----0-----0-3--|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|------------3------|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--3-------3--------|------------------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3-------3-------|-------------------|--3-------3-------|

  G                                      A                   D
e|--3-----------0-3--|------------------|--------5---2------|------------------|
B|------------3------|------------------|----------------3--|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|----2--------------|------------------|
D|------0-------0----|------0-------0---|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|----------2-------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0-------|
E|--3-------3--------|--3---------------|-------------------|------------------| 

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

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


[Third Guitar Break]

  G                                      C               G
e|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7----3---1----|--0-----0-----0-3--|------------------|
B|-------------------|------------------|------------3------|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------0---------0--|-------0-------0--|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--3-------3--------|------------------|
E|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7------3------|-------------------|--3-------3-------|

  G                                      A                   D
e|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7----3--------|--------5---2------|------------------|
B|-------------------|------------------|----------------3--|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|----2--------------|------------------|
D|------0---------0--|-------0-------0--|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--0-------0--------|--0-------0-------|
E|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7------3------|-------------------|------------------| 

  G                                      C               G
e|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7----3---1----|--0-----0-----0-3--|------------------|
B|-------------------|------------------|------------3------|------------------|
G|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|------------------|
D|------0---------0--|-------0-------0--|------2-------2----|------0-------0---|
A|-------------------|------------------|--3-------3--------|------------------|
E|-6/7-------6/7-----|--6/7------3------|-------------------|--3-------3-------|

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

***********************************
| /   Slide up
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greggerz 108 Aug 12, 2017 01:07 AM

Casey Jones is the fourth song in Stefan Grossman's guitar instruction book "Shake That Thing: The Guitar of Mississippi John Hurt." And like most of Grossman's transcriptions, I think it has some issues.

Lota of tabs online are taken directly from these kinds of books, and I think the most common John Hurt Casey Jones tabs online are essentially Grossman's.

The biggest issue is in bar 7. For the longest time, I thought I just wasn't playing this section fast enough, until one day it dawned on me that the notes I was trying to play simply weren't right. Working from this version, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCW8iEq3psI>, I slowed the recording down and listened to it a gazillion times, and figured it out.

The other big issue was that the fancy slide in the third guitar break is only one fret, from 6 to 7. In another vid on youtube, you can actually see film of Hurt playing it this way at the Newport Folk Festival.

The most common variation in the different versions boils down to the high e string in the second and third, and then tenth and eleventh bars. For the most part, Hurt follows a pattern where this e string variation in those second and third bars are repeated in the tenth and eleventh. However, in the third guitar break, he breaks that pattern, and the tenth and eleventh bars are played like they are in the intro. (In other words, no, that's not a typo in the tab.)

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