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Midnight Blues Tab

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D G D G B D
Midnight Blues
Alman Brothers

      a.k.a.Mama T'aint Long Fo' Day
            Blind Willie McTell

Tabbed by Englishjohn

Intro and instrumentals (add your own variations!)
Tune guitar to open G

   slide                                 not slide
D | ------12---12--x-----12----12----------0--0--------12h-----|
B | 10/12----12----x--/12----12-----/12------1---1--0--12h-----|
G | ---------------x-----------------12------0---0--0--12h-----|
D | ---------------x-------------------------2---2--0--12h-----|
G | ---------------x--------------------------------0----------|
D | -----------------------------------------------------------|

   slide                                 not slide   slide
D | ----5---5/7----5--5-0----------------0--0----------12---|
B | 3/5---5-----/5--5----------------------1---1----/12-----|
G | -------------------------/3\-0---------0---0------------|
D | ---------------------------------------2---2------------|
G | --------------------------------------------------------|
D | --------------------------------------------------------|


   slide                                 not slide   slide
D | ----7---7/9----5--5-7--5--------------0--0--------12h--0-|
B | 5/7---7-----/5---5----------------------1---1-0---12h--0-|
G | ----------------------------------------0---0-0---12h--0-|
D | ----------------------------------------2---2-0---12h--0-|
G | ---------------------------------------------------------|
D | ---------------------------------------------------------|

Every now and then throw in one of these at the end of a line
the harmonic on 12 fret is also an arpeggio
        not slide
D | ---0--0-------12h--0-|
B | ----1---1-0---12h--0-|
G | ----0---0-0---12h--0-|
D | ----2---2-0---12h--0-|
G | ---------------------|
D | ---------------------|

D | -5--0------------|
B | ------0----------|
G | --------/3-0-----|
D | -----------------|
G | -----------------|
D | -----------------|


        Lord now,
    wake up mama,      don’t you sleep so hard

   slide          not slide                         slide
D | ------12------3--0------------------------3-0--------12--------12h-----|
B | 10/12----12---3--0------------------------3-0---10/12---/12--------12--|h
G | --------------3--0------------------------3-0---------------12---------|
D | --------------3--0------------------------3-0--------------------------|
G | --------------3--3------------------------3-0--------------------------|
D | -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

     Wake up mama, don’t you sleep so hard
   slide                                 not slide
D | --3/5====-------5----5----5\0----------0--0-------12h-----|
B | --3/5-----------------------------------1---1--0--12h-----|
G | --3/5--------------------------/3--0----0---0--0--12h-----|
D | --3/5-----------------------------------2---2--0--12h-----|
G | ----------------------------------------------------------|
D | ----------------------------------------------------------|

Lord them blues out there walkin' walk on out on my yard
   slide                                                not slide
D | ------/7----------------------------5--55-0----------0--0-------12h---|
B | ------/7------------------------/5--------------------1---1--0--12h---|
G | ------/7-------------------------------------/3---0---0---0--0--12h---|
D | ------/7----------------------------------------------2---2--0--12h---|
G | ----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D | ----------------------------------------------------------------------|



Got the blues like midnight, honey won't be long 'fore day
Got the blues like midnight, honey won't be long 'fore day
Lord I wish that tornado would blow my blues away

Instrumental

Lord, I can tell my bulldog when I hear him bark
I can tell my bulldog when I hear him bark
Lord, I can tell my baby, when I hear her in the dark.

Outtro
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