Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

Interactive

70,891 views 45 this week
4 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 9
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Here's a classic from the great delta bluesman, John Lee Hooker.

                One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
                               by
                         John Lee Hooker

[Performance Notes] Tuning is Open G  (DGDGBD)
                    John doesn't use picks but plays with his
                    fingers and thumb.

D|----5--/5--------------------------------------------------------|
B|----3--/3--------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------5(7)--5p3p0--3-----------0--0--3---------------|
D|----------------------------------0--3--0------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-10--10(11)p8--------8-------------------10(11)p8---------9------|
B|---------------8--8--------------------------------8--8----------|
G|---------------------------6/5--3--5--3--------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-8--5--------5-----------------------------5----5-------5---3/5--|
B|-------6---------8--------5p3-------------------3-------3---3/5--|
G|---------------------------------0--0--3-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|----------------------------------5----5---5---5-----------------|
B|----------------------5--3--------3----3---3---3-----------------|
G|--5p3h5--3--0--0---0--5--3--0----------------------5(7)----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|------------------8(10)------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------5--3----------------------6(8)--6(8)---|
G|--5/6/5p3---0-------------5--3---5(7)---5(7)5--3-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|----8(9)---5----------------||----5--------------------5---------|
B|---------------6/5---3--5---||-3-----3-----------------3--3------|
G|---------------6/5---3--5---||-----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------||------------5--------5----------5--|
G|----------------------------||----------------3------------------|
D|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|

D|----5----------------------5---------------------5---------------|
B|-3--3---3--3------------3--3-----3--3------------3--------5------|
G|-3------3---------------3--------3------------------------5------|
D|----------------5--3---------------------5--3---------5----------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------5--------------------------------------------------|
B|--3--------3----------3----5---3------------------------6(7)-----|
G|--3--------3----------3----5---3---------5(7)--5(6)p3------------|
D|------5------------5---------------5-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|---------8(10)---5-----------------------------------------5-----|
B|--6(8)----------------5--3--------------2/3---------3------3-----|
G|----------------------5--3--------3----------3--5---3------------|
D|-------------------5-----------5-----------------------5---------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------8-----------------------------------8h10--8---------------|
B|--7/8-----------------------------8--8--8-----------8------------|
G|------------5(6)p3-----------3------------------------5p3--5-----|
D|----------------------5---5--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|-------------5---5/\/\----8-----------------------------5--------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---3--3-------------------------5(7)----5p3--------3-------------|
D|---------5-----------------------------------5--5----------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------5/\/\/\----5---8h10--8p5---|
B|--6/8--5-------------1-------------------------------------------|
G|----------5p3------3-----3p0--0---3------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------0------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------8(9)-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------8------------8-----6--5--3----3--------|
G|----5(7)---5---3-----3-------7---------------6--5--3----3--------|
D|------------------5-----------------------------------5----5-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--5---5--5---3--------------------5--5-----------------8--8(10)--|
B|--3---3--3---1--------------------3--3---------------------------|
G|--------------------3h5--3p0--3----------5(7)--5/\/\/------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

D|--5---5---5--------------------------||
B|--3---3---3---||   Go back to last --|| and repeat.
G|-------------------------------------||   Then the song goes to the chorus
D|-------------------------------------||   section and begins to fade out.
G|-------------------------------------||
D|-------------------------------------||


************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down

************************************


[Lyrics]
One bourbon, One Scotch, and one beer.
One Bourbon, One Scotch, and one beer.
Hey mister bartender come in here!
I want another drink and I want it now.
My baby she's gone, she's been gone tonight,
I aint's seen my baby since the night before last.
One bourbon, one scotch and one beer.

Spoken:
And then I sat there,
gettin high, mellow, knocked out, feelin good.
And by that time, I looked on the wall,
at the old clock on the wall.
By that time it was 10:30.
I looked down at the bar, at the bartender.
He said, "What do you want Johnny?"

Sung:
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.

Well my baby's gone, she's been gone tonight.
I ain't seen my baby since the night before last.
I wanna get drunk, get her off of my mind.
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.

Spoken:
And I saty there, getting high, stoned, knocked out,
And by that time, I looked on the wall,
At the old clock, and by that time,
It was a quarter to two:
Last call for alcohol.
I said, "Hey Mr. Bartender"
"What do you want"

Sung:
One bourbon, one scotch and one beer.

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
4 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
scepa 1,160 Nov 01, 2005 02:47 AM

this is one good tab

0 reply
crazy_paigey 10 Mar 03, 2006 09:52 AM

Agreed.

0 reply
doomey22a 10 Nov 22, 2009 02:45 PM

nice tab man

guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction