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Ball And Chain tab

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Ball And Chain
Transcribed by Soch H.
Capo 1st Fret

Intro:  C  G  F  C
        C  G  F  C

Intro Guitar Lead: (Not relative to capo)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----6-4----6-6-4-6s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6-6-6-6-6s4-4-4-4---4h6--4--4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------------6--------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------6-6---6-6-6h8-6------8-8-6-8s10-|
|-----------6-6-6-6h8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6h8-----8---------------------------|
|-6-6-4-6s8-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9-----------|
|-9-9--9---------------------9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9-----------|
|--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-10-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------9-9--9----------------------------------------------------|
|-8-8-6-8s10--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6--6---8-6--------------|
|---------------------------------------------------8------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

C                                 G
Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
      F                   C
And look at the mess I'm in
C                     G
A broken nose and a broken heart
     F              C
An empty bottle of gin
        C          G
Well I sit and I pray
        F             C
In my broken down Chevrolet
C                      G
While I'm singin' to myself
         F                 C
There's got to be another way

Chorus:
C                G
Take away, take away
       F                  C
Take away this ball and chain
C                    G
I'm lonely and I'm tired
        F                  C
And I can't take any more pain
C                G
Take away, take away
      F           C
Never to return again
C                G
Take away, take away
       F                             C
Take away, take away this ball and chain

C  G  F  C (x2)

C                              G
Well I've searched and I've searched
     F                C
To find the perfect life
C                       G
A brand new car and a brand new suit
        F                C
I even got me a little wife
C                    G
But whenever I have gone
        F                    C
I was sure to find myself there
C                      G
You can run all your life
         F     C
But not go anywhere

(Repeat Chorus)

Guitar Solo: (3:15) (Not relative to capo)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-4-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----6-4----6-6-4-6s8-8-8-8-8-8-8s6-6-6-6-6-6-6s4-4-4-4---4h6--4--4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------------6--------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------6-6---6-6-6h8-6------8-8-6-8s10-|
|-----------6-6-6-6h8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6h8-----8---------------------------|
|-6-6-4-6s8-----------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9---|
|-9-9--9---------------------9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9---|
|--------10-10-10s8-8-8-8-10-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------9-9-9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9----9-9-|
|------------9-9--9----------------9-9-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9h11-9-9-|
|-8-8-6-8s10--------10-10-10s8-8-8-------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

C                              G
Well I'll pass the bar on the way
        F           C
To my dingy hotel room
C                G
I spent all my money
         F                      C
Been drinkin' since half past noon
C                        G
I'll wake there in the mornin'
     F                   C
Or maybe in the county jail
C                        G
Times are hard getting harder
              F                    C
I'm born to lose and destined to fail

(Repeat Chorus)

You could figure out the outro based on the riffs above. It's really easy to figure out.

Chords:
C: x32010
G: 320033
F: 133211

Legend:
s: slide
p: pulloff
h: hammeron

            
            
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vhhendrixcrazy 2,770 Aug 28, 2006 05:01 PM

Well it says to put the capo on the 1st fret... unless you want to tune it sharp, its up to you

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whittler 10 Dec 19, 2010 03:00 PM

Tuned down half a step this song is D A G - barred at the 5th for D and A, and barred at the 3rd for G.
If you want to play in standard tuning without a capo, shift everything up the neck one fret and play C# G# F# barred at the 4th and 2nd (which is DAG down a half step)
C# x46664
G# 466544
F# 244322
The part where he let's the G (or F#) ring out "take away...." Play the next chord all the way down the neck at 9-11-11-10-9-9 Finish the song on this chord as well with vibrato

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Snake? 270 Dec 01, 2014 09:20 PM

Where is the end solo? Otherwise awesome tab!

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