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                I'm Satisfied - Mississippi John Hurt
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Mississippi John Hurt
I'm Satisfied
(Mississippi John Hurt)

From: "Today" (1966)

A nice little tune. John Hurt has a special way of playing, a mix between 
strumming the bass strings (with his thumb) and picking the melody on the 
top strings (mostly index, sometimes middle finger, too).
I'm still not able do that, so for my tab here I transcribed it as a folk 
picking. Enjoy!

I made a recording of the song. Check it out here: https://db.tt/Pc9brDPk

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INTRO
  C
e|----------------|--------0-------|
B|----------------|----------3-----|
G|----0-------0---|----0-----------|
D|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|3---------------|3---------------|
E|--------3-------|--------3-------|
 
  F                2/4      C
e|--------------0-|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-------1h3-----|----3---|1---1-----------|1-----3---1-----|
G|----------------|--------|--------0---0---|----------------|
D|----3-------3---|----3---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|--------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
E|1-------1-------|1-------|--------3-------|----------------|
  G                                                  C
e|----------------|----------------|--3---1---3-----|0-----0---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|3h4---0---------|3h4---0---------|--------------0-|----------0-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|--------3-------|

 [C]       F                2/4      C
e|0-------|--------------0-|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|----3---|1-------1h3-----|----3---|1---1-----------|1-----3---1-----|
G|--------|----------------|--------|--------0---0---|----------------|
D|----2---|----3-------3---|----3---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|3-------|----------------|--------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
E|--------|1-------1-------|1-------|--------3-------|----------------|
  G                                                  C       G
e|----------------|----------------|--0h1---0-------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3---1-|------1-------1-|
G|3h4---0---------|3h4---0---------|------0---------|----------0h2---|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|--------3-------|

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

VERSE

 [C]       F                2/4      C
e|--------------0-|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-------1h3-----|----3---|1---1-----------|1-----3---1-----|
G|----------------|--------|--------0---0---|----------------|
D|----3-------3---|----3---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|--------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
E|1-------1-------|1-------|--------3-------|----------------|
  G                                                  C
e|----------------|----------------|--3---1---3-----|0-----0---------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|3h4---0---------|3h4---0---------|--------------0-|----------0-----|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|--------3-------|

 [C]       F                2/4      C
e|0-------|--------------0-|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|----3---|1-------1h3-----|----3---|1---1-----------|1-----3---1-----|
G|--------|----------------|--------|--------0---0---|----------------|
D|----2---|----3-------3---|----3---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|3-------|----------------|--------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
E|--------|1-------1-------|1-------|--------3-------|----------------|
  G                                                  C       G
e|----------------|----------------|--1-----0-------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------3---1-|------1-------1-|
G|3h4---0---------|3h4---0---------|------0---------|----------0h2---|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------0---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|--------3-------|

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


VARIATION (for INTRO/INSTRUMENTAL VERSE)
  F                2/4      C
e|--------------0-|--------|----------------|----------------|
B|1-------1h3-----|----3---|1---1-----------|1-----3---1-----|
G|----------------|--------|--------0---0---|----------------|
D|----3-------3---|----3---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|--------|3---------------|3-------3-------|
E|1-------1-------|1-------|--------3-------|----------------|
  G                                                  C
e|----------------|----------------|--3-----3---3/5-|0---------0-----|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|3h4---0---------|3h4---0---------|------0---------|------0-------0-|
D|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|3-------3-------|
E|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|3-------3-------|----------------|


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INTRO


VERSE
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back


INSTRUMENTAL VERSE


VERSE
             F                  
First in the country, then in town,
      C
I'm a total shaker from my navel on down
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back


VERSE
          F                    C
I pull my dress to my knees, I give my total all to who I please
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back


INSTRUMENTAL VERSE


VERSE
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back
         F                  C
I'm satisfied, tickled too, old enough to marry you
    G                              C
I'm satisfied it's gonna bring you back


INSTRUMENTAL VERSE
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FinderofNemo 902 wrote on May 29 2014, 10:10 pm

Today is a skip james album, not a mississippi john hurt album

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maguri 33,969 wrote on May 30 2014, 02:33 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Today!_%28Mississippi_John_Hurt_album%29
Might be a Skip James ablbum, too, after all - "Today" is not that idiosyncratic ...

But thanks for the rating!

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FinderofNemo 902 wrote on June 7 2014, 05:09 am

Ha, yeah, guess there's even a bit towards the end that even explains that skip james did a similar recording process after the release of this one. But yeah, great tab dude.

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