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Up on Cripple Creek:The Band.
#25 in 1970. Album - The Band.

#1.
A                                    D
When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
A                 D                         E
Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico.
   A                               D
To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew.
A                   D                      E
She told me just to come on by, if there's anything she can do.

CHORUS:
A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me..
D
if I spring a leak she mends me.
E
I don't have to speak, she defends me..
  F#m                   G
a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

#2.
A                                   D
Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go.
A                                 E
She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show.
    A                        D
The odds were in my favor, I had 'em five to one..
A                      D                      E
when that, nag to win, came around the track, sure enough we had won.

CHORUS:
A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me..
D
if I spring a leak she mends me.
E
I don't have to speak, she defends me..
  F#m                   G
a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

#3.
A                                   D
I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half.
A                      D                    E
And she tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh.
             A                                         D
Now, there's just one thing in the whole wide world, I sure would like to see..
A                D                              E
that's when that goooood love of mine, dips her doughnut in my tea. Hee, hee.

CHORUS:
A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me..
D
if I spring a leak she mends me.
E
I don't have to speak, she defends me..
  F#m                   G
a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

#4.
     A                                             D
Now, me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box.
           A                D                   E
She said, "I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk."
     A                                       D
Now, that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet.
A                D                     E
And I swore as I took another pull, my Bessie can’t be beat.

CHORUS:
A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me..
D
if I spring a leak she mends me.
E
I don't have to speak, she defends me..
  F#m                   G
a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.
A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.

#5.
          A                               D
There's a flood out in California, and up North it's freezing cold.
A                D               E
And this, living on the road, is getting pretty old.
      A                                         D 
So, I guess, I'll call up my big mama, tell her I'll be rolling in.
A                            D
But you know, deep down, I'm kind of tempted,
   E
to go and see my Bessie, again.

CHORUS:
A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me..
D
if I spring a leak she mends me.
E
I don't have to speak, she defends me..
  F#m                   G
a drunkard's dream if I ever did see one.

OUTRO:
A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.
A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.
A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.
A              D    A                      D
Loooow, looow, hoo..loodle, loodle, loodle hooo.


A seventies smash from Kraziekhat.

            
            
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rexboxy 10 Jul 21, 2013 08:35 PM

The all important yodling deserves a sixth star spelled out like that. :) Thank you, Kraziehat.

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Kraziekhat 64,745 Jul 21, 2013 09:45 PM

Bless you. Lately, my critics
have not been kind. Thank you. KK.

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fredg61 10 Dec 16, 2013 01:45 PM

Excellent Tab! Thank you!

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