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Motherless Child chords

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This version is a lot more complete than the one you've got right now:
[that version originally by  jhoke@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu (Hoke John A.)]

Motherless Child
Eric Clapton
Boogieboy@aol.com and others

capo at 4th fret, but notes here are in the correct key.
Sometimes B is played with only the 4 bottom strings

    B             E7           F#7
e|--7--|       |--7--|       |--0--|
B|--7--|       |--5--|       |--7--|
G|--0--|       |--0--|       |--6--|
D|--0--|       |--6--|       |--0--|
A|--6--|       |--7--|       |--x--|
E|--7--|       |--x--|       |--x--|

  Sometimes B is played like this, except first B of the verse:
    B
e|--7-7-7-7---7-7--|
B|--7-7-7-7---7-7--|
G|--0-0-0-0---0-0--|
D|--0-0-6-0---0-0--|
A|--6-0-0-0---0-6--|
E|--7-7-7-7---7-7--|


[Intro]

B B B

[Verse 1]

         (add 1/2 a B)
   B     (this time only) E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
        B              E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
            F#7                 F#7                    B  B  B
Well Im a motherless child who dont know right from wrong.

[Verse 2]

       B                  E7  E7                          B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
        B                  E7   E7                       B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
         F#7                    F#7                 B  B  B
Well you didnt come home til the sun was shining bright.

[Verse 3]
          B            E7  E7            B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
B                      E7  E7                B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
         F#7       F#7          B  B  B
Well these other lotta women gonna let my ham bones burn.

[Verse 4]
       B                  E7 E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       B                  E7  E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       F#7             F#7 F#7               B  B  B
Well I give you my jelly, he aint give you none.

[Verse 5]
             B            E7 E7                   B  B  B
And when you see two women always runnin hand in hand
        B            E7 E7                     B  B  B
And you see two women always running hand in hand
        F#7               F#7   F#7      B  B  B
You can bet your bottom dollar one

[Verse 6]
          B               E7 E7                       B  B  B
Well Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
     B               E7 E7                         B  B  B
Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
           F#7                     F#7              B
And if the blues overtake me gonna rock away from there

[End]

E7 F#7 E7 B

            
            
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chelseykate14 10 Jan 29, 2009 03:56 PM

very well done. :]
I head this on the Hard Rock Calling concert not long ago. He used a 12-string that time I believe.
But I do love the song either way, so thanks for the tab.

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jguilfoyle 10 Nov 05, 2013 12:15 PM

ditto..ty, greatly appreciated;)

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