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Bessie Smith chords

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Emily Jane White - Bessie Smith
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(Standard Tuning, No Capo)

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| Chords       |
|--------------|
| Dm    xx0231 |
| G     320033 |
| G6    650066 |
| G5    540055 |
----------------


Intro picking pattern:
  Dm         
|---------1-|
|---3-------|
|-----0h2---| x7
|-0---------|
|-----------|
|-----------|

Verse picking pattern:
  Dm                    G                 G6                G5
|---------1---------1---------3-------3---------6-------6---------5-------5-|
|---3---------3-----------3-------3---------6-------6---------5-------5-----|
|-----0h2-------0h2---------0-------0---------0-------0---------0-------0---|
|-0---------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------2-----------------5-----------------4-------|
|-----------------------3-----------------6-----------------5---------------|

  Dm                    G                 G6                G5
|---------1---------1---------3-------3---------6-------6---------5-------5-|
|---3---------3-----------3-------3---------6-------6---------5-------5-----|
|-----0h2-------0h2---------0-------0---------0-------0---------0-------0---|
|-0---------0---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------2-----------------5-----------------4-------|
|-----------------------3-----------------6-----------------5---------------|

  Dm         
|---------1---------1---------1---------1-|
|---3---------3---------3---------3-------| (You only play this when the 
|-----0h2-------0h2-------0h2-------0h2---| sentence ends in a Dm Chord)
|-0---------0---------0---------0---------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

Best of luck! And here's the song:


Intro: 
Dm hammer on x7

Verse:
Dm            G                G6               G5     
I said oh oh, Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
G6             G5      G6             G5                           Dm
I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven just to meet your soul
Dm            G                G6               G5  
I said oh oh, Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
G6             G5      G6             G5                      
I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven just to meet you

Dm              G                         G6             G5           
Shot to the ego boy it's where this knife runs through
G6         G5                             Dm
Three wise men call Bessie down for a dual
Dm              G                         G6             G5 
Shot to the ego boy it's where this knife runs through
G6         G5                             Dm
Three wise men call Bessie down for a dual

Dm            G             G6               G5  
I said oh oh, father lay me down
G6 G5                     Dm
Down on this sunken ground
Dm            G             G6               G5  
I said oh oh, father lay me down
G6 G5                     Dm
Down on this sunken ground

(Starts escalating downward strumming)
Dm G G6 G5 x2

Dm            G          G6              G5
But she's got a crucifix hidin' way down in this pit, oh
Dm          G                G6                 G5
If you wish to call her out. Call her with your bravest shout

(Then calmer strumming)
Dm            G             G6               G5  
I said oh oh, father lay me down
G6 G5                     Dm (hammer ons while strumming)
Down on this sunken ground
Dm            G             G6               G5  
I said oh oh, father lay me down
G6 G5                     Dm
Down on this sunken ground

(Back to picking)
Dm            G                G6               G5  
I said oh oh, Bessie Smith why do you hang your head so low?
G6             G5      G6             G5                             
I would die in heaven, I would die in heaven, 
G6             G5   
I would die in heaven just to meet your soul

Outro:
  Dm                    
|---------1---------1---3---1-|
|---3---------3---------3---3-|
|-----0h2-------0h2-----2---2-| 
|-0---------0-----------0---0-|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|


Thanks to Emily Jane White!

            
            
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