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Motherless Child Blues chords

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Artist:  Robert Hicks (Barbeque Bob)
Song:    Motherless Chile Blues
Format:  78rpm record
Written: Robert Hicks (1927)
URL:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xem111DGaUo&feature=related

Cover Version -
Artist:  Eric Clapton
Album:   From the Cradle (1994)
URL:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoFKYsRj7Gk

Author: Richard Grosser (grosserr@gmail.com)

Tuning: Open G (DGDGBD)
Capo  : Fourth Fret

Tempo:  Accelerando
Style:  Ragtime Guitar Blues
Guitar: 12 String Acoustic
                  

Chords:
                  F#BF#BD#F#
B/F#   : ======== 000000
E/B    : ======== 999999
F#7    : ======== XX0214


Verse 1:
B/F#                   E/B                   B/F#
If I mistreat you girl, I sure don't mean no harm.
B/F#                                         B/F#
If I mistreat you girl, I sure don't mean no harm.
B/F#        F#7                                       B/F#
Well, I'm a motherless child; I don't know right from wrong.


Verse 2:
B/F#                       E/B                          B/F#
Please tell me pretty mama, honey where'd you stay last night?
B/F#                                                    B/F#
Please tell me pretty mama, honey where'd you stay last night?
B/F#      F#7                                       B/F#
Well, you didn't come home till the sun was shining bright.


Verse 3:
B/F#               E/B                      B/F#
I had to go so far girl to get my ham bones boiled.
B/F#                                        B/F#
Had to go so far girl to get my ham bones boiled.
B/F#       F#7                                       B/F#
Well, he's had a lotto women, gonna let my ham bones burn.


Verse 4:
B/F#                      E/B                        B/F#
Well, I did more for you, girl, than your Daddy ever done.
B/F#                                                 B/F#
Well, I did more for you, girl, than your Daddy ever done.
B/F#    F#7                                  B/F#
Well, I give you my jelly, he ain't give you none.


Verse 5:
B/F#                      E/B                        B/F#
And when you see two women, always running hand in hand.
B/F#                                            B/F#
When you see two wo-men, always running hand in hand.
B/F#    F#7                                             B/F#
You can bet your bottom dollar, one got the other one's man.


Verse 6:
B/F#                      E/B                             B/F#
Lord, I'm going to the ri-ver, get me a tangled rocking chair.
B/F#                                             B/F#
I'm going to the river, get me a tangled rocking chair.
B/F#       F#7                                     B/F#
And if the blues overtake me, gonna rock away from here.


[End]

            
            
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