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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
 <11954.9402281228@brems.ii.uib.no>
To: jamesb@nevada.edu
Subject: J.J. CALE

Crazy Mama (from Naturally 1st album)

Recorded in F#
Arranged in F#


TABBED BY: Fredrik Koller Lund

Here's what JJ himself says about the song:
"This was done with an Acetone electric drummer. The rhythm
guitar is my Harmony tuned to the key of F#. Bass was
overdubbed by Carl Radle after the rhythm guitar and Acetone
tracks were put down. Mac Gayden overdubbed slide wah-wah
using a Lincoln guitar, a Japanese made Les Paul copy, and a
Maestro Boomerang pedal through a Fender Deluxe Amplifier. Mac
played this cut with his guitar laying on his lap, steel
guitar style. This was an idea he picked up while playing with
Weldon Myrick, a Nashville steel guitarist. It gives a cleaner
sound."


First of all: Tune the lead guitar (electric) to open F#

Open F#:       6   5   4   3   2   1
               Db  Gb  Db  Gb  Bb  Db

This is not an absolute; you may use open G if you are more
familiar with that tuning, but then you'll have to play all
the lead stuff one fret lower than tabbed here.

Although JJ tunes to F#, the rhythm guitar can easily be
played in normal tuning. I'm tabbing both these alternatives
because if you play alone (one guitar only), you can play both
rhythm and lead in open F#. I recommend using an electric guitar
for then lead, preferably slide with wah-wah pedal. Also, lay
back in a comfortable seat for the right mood.

OK, here we go: (Gt.1 is in normal tuning Gt.2 is in F#)

  F#
|---------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-------------------| Rythm
|---------------|-----------4-------|-------------------|  Gt.1
|-4--4---6--4---|--4--4--6-----6--4-|-------------------|
|-2--2---2--2---|--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-------------------|
|               |                   |
|               |                   |
|---------------|-------------------|-------------12-----------|
|------------/12|-(12)--------------|-12------------12-12------|
|---------------|-------------------|----14-12(12)-------------| Lead
|---------------|-------------------|-------------------  Gt.2-|
|---------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------|-------------------|--------------------------|


|---------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|-------------------| Rythm
|------------4--------|-----------4--------|-------4----  Gt.1-|
|--4--4---6-----6--4--|-4--4---6-----6--4--|4-4--6---6-4-------|
|--2--2---2--2--2--2--|-2--2---2--2--2--2--|2-2--2-2-2-2-------|
|                     |                    |
|       Cra-zy ma-ma  | Where you been  so | long?
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|------------| Lead
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|  Gt.2
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|------------|


|---------------------|------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|------------------|--------------| Rythm
|------------4--------|-----------4------|--------4-----|  Gt.1
|--4--4---6-----6--4--|-4--4---6-----6--4|-4-4--6---6-4-|
|--2--2---2--2--2--2--|-2--2---2--2--2--2|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|                     |                  |
|                     |    Cra-zy ma - ma|Where you been so
|---12---12----7------|------------------|--------------|
|----------12----8----|------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|------------------|--------------| Lead
|---------------------|------------------|--------------|  Gt.2
|---------------------|------------------|--------------|
|---------------------|------------------|--------------|

|------------------------|---------------|--------------|
|------------------------|---------------|--------------|
|------------------------|---------------|--------------| Rythm
|------------------------|---------------|--------4-----|  Gt.1
|---4--4---6-----6--4----|---------------|-4-4--6---6-4-|
|---2--2---2--2--2--2----|---------------|-2-2--2-2-2-2-|
|                        |               |
| long?                  |      You been |hid - ing out I
|----------12------------|---------------|--------------|
|-------12-----12-8-10---|-12------------|--------------|
|---------------------12-|-12------------|--------------| Lead
|------------------------|---------------|--------------|  Gt.2
|------------------------|---------------|--------------|
|------------------------|---------------|--------------|

(Continue verse with rhythm part only)

know that's true._   Crazy mama, I sure need you._
Crazy mama, where you been so long?


                   CHORUS
                      E      B          F#
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3-| Rythm
|-----------------|---2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4-|  Gt.1
|-----------------|---2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|                 |                   |
|                 |                   |
|---12------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|------12-(12)----|-------------------|-----12--12--12---------|
|--------------12-|-------------------|---12------12--12-------| Lead
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------  Gt.2-|
|-----------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|------------------------|

  E      B          F#
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3---|-----------------| Rythm
|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|  Gt.1
|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|                 |                   |
|                 |                   |
|-----------------|-14-12-------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------12-12----12-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------14----|-----------------| Lead
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|  Gt.2
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|


  E      B          F#
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|
|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3----|----------------| Rythm
|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4----|----------------|  Gt.1
|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4----|----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|
|                 |                    |
|                 |                    |
|-----------------|-------12-------12--|----------------|
|-----------------|-10------12-10----12|----------------|
|------------9/12-|----12--------12----|----------------| Lead
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|  Gt.2
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|----------------|


                                        After 2nd verse
  E      B          F#                  Fade on CHORUS
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-1--1---4-(4)--4-|-3--3---3-(3)--3---|-----------------| Rythm
|-2--2---4-(4)--4-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|  Gt.1
|-2--2---2-(2)--2-|-4--4---4-(4)--4---|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|                 |                   |
|                 |       [    3    ] |
|-----------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|--12---12--12--12--|-12--12--12-------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-12--12--12-15\12-------| Lead
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------  Gt.2-|
|-----------------|-------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|------------------------|


2.verse:
Standing on the corner, looking for you babe.
Standing on the corner, looking for you babe.
Lordy, mercy, cannot see, Crazy mama. Coming after me.
Crazy mama, where you been so long

That should do it.
Here is the alternative rhythm part in open F# for playing
both rhytm and lead parts alone:

(Open F# tuning)
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|---------0-------|--------0----------|-----------------| Rythm
|--0-0--2---2-0---|-0-0--2---2-0------|-----------------|  Gt.1
|--0-0--0-0-0-0---|-0-0--0-0-0-0------|--etc.-----------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|


Hope you enjoy playing it. The lead parts may not be exactly
the same on the record so you may improvise.


Fredrik Koller Lund,
Institute of Applied Mathematics University of Bergen, Norway.
Disclaimer: This was posted from, not by the university of Bergen.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
        "Live fast, die young, leave clean underwear: (B. Willis)
        "La vie est dure sans friture" (je ne sais qui)
        "Save the whales... for dinner! (unknown norwegian patriot)
        "Whales: Intelligent food for intelligent people!" (---"--------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------|


The following quotes are from a book called: "It's never too late to quit!"
"He was known as number three among equals"
"Love must be fertilized and cared for whilst hate grows by itself"
"He was so small and ugly that people found it easy to call him gifted."
"She was so beautiful that nobody asked her how she was doing during her lifetim
e"

            
            
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