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Backwater 
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Guitar intro:

E|--------------------------------------------|
H|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7-6- = 1st guitar--|
D|-----7---7---------------9-8- = 2nd guitar--|
A|-8-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------|
H|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------7-9-7-9b11- = 1st guitar-|
D|---7---7----------------------------------------|
A|-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9-5-7-5-4---- = 2nd guitar-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------|
H|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7-6- = 1st guitar--|
D|-----7---7---------------9-8- = 2nd guitar--|
A|-8-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9--------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------|
H|------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------7-9-7-9b11- = 1st guitar-|
D|---7---7----------------------------------------|
A|-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9-5-7-5-4---- = 2nd guitar-|
E|------------------------------------------------|

With the band:

E|-------------------------------------------------|
H|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7---7------------------7---7----------------|
A|-8-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9--9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9--|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------5--|
H|-------------------------------------------------5--|
G|-------------------------------------------------6--|
D|---7---7------------------7---7------------------7--|
A|-9---9---9-7-9-7-5-7-9--9---9---9--7-9-7-5-7-5---7--|
E|-----------------------------------------------7-5--|

   H   A/H                    H
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
H|-4---2---2---2--2---2---2---4---4---4---4---4---4----| Untill the
G|-4----2---2------2---2-------4---4-------4---4--..etc| drums breaks
D|-4-----2---2------2---2-------4---4-------4---4------| in..
A|-2-2----------2-----------2-----------2--------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

  Francis boogie guitar in H:
E|-----------------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-9-11-9-9-11-(9)-9-11-9-9-11-(9)-..etc..-|
E|-7-7--7-7-7--(7)-7-7--7-7-7--(7)---------|

  Francis boogie guitar in E:

E|-----------------------------------------|
H|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-9-11-9-9-11-(9)-9-11-9-9-11-(9)-..etc..-|
A|-7-7--7-7-7--(7)-7-7--7-7-7--(7)---------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

 Rick plays his guitar like what is shown under.
 To get the correct rhytme count one bar like 
 |one-and-two-and-three-and-four-and| where Rick strikes
 his chord on each "and" mentioned in a bar.  Also
 move your plectrum from down and up while hitting the strings.
 The '&'s marks the 4 flats in each bar.
   in H:
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4-|
G|-&-4-&-4-&-4-&-4-|-&-4-&-4-&-4-&-4-|-&-4-&-4-&-4-&-4-| etc...
D|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4-|---4---4---4---4-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   in E:
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
H|---9---9---9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|
G|-&-9-&-9-&-9-&-9-|-&-9-&-9-&-9-&-9-|-&-9-&-9-&-9-&-9-| etc...
D|---9---9---9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|---9---9---9---9-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


verses:
-------
H
Down at Backwater junction

Rolling down the line

In the dark early morning

I heard the one-forty-nine
       E 
I was walking down the highway
                      D-E-D-
Needed somewhere to go
   H
A lady laid beside me

And she invited me home
            A
She led me cold, tired and hungry
E                   H 
Down the backwater road

H
In a house on the corner

looking over the track

I woke up with a fever

And a pain in my back
         E
She was lying there beside me
                        D-E-D-
My fever started to grow
H
Had a funny feeling

But the lady said no
     A
The lover needs a doctor
E                   D   (D-D-D-D)
Down the Backwater Road

|A/H-H--|D\H-H--|A--D--|D\H-H--|  (played twice)

H
Whatcha lookin' for
Whatcha lookin' for
E|-------------------------------------------|
H|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5--7--5----7----9---7---7----5----------|
E|-----------------------------------7--5/7--|
  Lady do you know what you are lookin' for

Was I wrong to play along
E|-------------------------------------------|
H|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5--7--5----7----7--9-7--5---------------|
E|------------------------------7--5/7-------|
   Lady was I right or lady was I wrong

Guitar solo:
   A                          C# 
E|--------------------------------|
H|--------------------------------|
G|-16b18-16b18-16h14\13-16-14\13--|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
          
                  D
E|-14b16-14-12-14b16-14b16r14-12-14b16-14b16r14-12|
H|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

   E                     A
E|-12-12-------------------------------------|
H|-------14-12-12-14-12----------------------|
G|----------------------14-14-14h16p14-16-14-|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

   C#                      D
E|----------------------14b16-14-12-14b16-14-12-|
H|----------------------------------------------|
G|-13-13-13h14p13-14-13-------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

   E
E|-16b17-16b17-16b17-16b17-16b17-14-------|
H|----------------------------------17-14-|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

    A           C#          D        E             
E|-------------------------------------------|
H|-12-10-12--10-10--9-10--9-9--7-9-7-10-9-10-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

     A                  C#  
E|-----------------12-----------------13|
H|--14-13-14-13-14-----14-13-14-13-14---|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

   D                       E
E|----------------14--14-17b19-17-14-------|
H|-14-13-14-13-14--------------------17-14-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

          A                      C#
E|----------------------12----------------------13|
H|-14-14-14-13-14-13-14----14-14-14-13-14-13-14---|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

          D                    Dm
E|----------------------14--14-17-17-14-------------|
H|-14-14-14-13-14-13-14-----------------17-14-------|
G|--------------------------------------------16-14-|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

         A                              E
E|----------------------------------------------|
H|----------------------------------17b19-17-14-|
G|----16b18-16b18-16b18r16-14-16-14-------------|
D|-16-------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

                           D                                   A
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
H|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16-14----14h16r14----16b18-16b18-16b18-16b18-16b18r16-14-16-14|
D|-------16----------16------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

                                 
E|-------|
H|-------|
G|-------|
D|-16-14-|
A|-------|
E|-------|

H
Backwater doctor
You've got me breathing in time
It's ten-thirty in the morning
And I'm feeling alright
I went back to my lady
But I wasn't to know
Lady left this morning
And she's not coming home

I was cold when she left me
Down the Backwater Road

            
            
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smiths-robbie 20 Mar 15, 2011 11:00 AM

H chord...wtf

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scorpio2billion 140 Jul 23, 2013 01:31 PM

It always messes me up when it goes to H!

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