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The Ballad Of Curtis Loew tab

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[Gtr. 1] 
(Elec) Clean Tone w/ Slide A                      E5     
e|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|-----13---/---13\11--9--9/11~~~--|---------9---/13--13\11--9------|
D|---------------------------------|--9--11-----9-------------------|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                        
                  E                              B7                      
e|-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|---/-/13~~~--|~~~------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-------------|--------(13)\--------------|-----------------------------|
A|-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-------------|-------------------7/9-----|-----11----------------------|
     1. Well I used to wake...                before the rooster crowed,

                     E                           A                       
e|----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------|
B|----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------|
G|----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------|
D|----/6-----5\4--|---------------------------|--------------------------|
A|----------------|--7------------------/4\---|--0-----0--0--------------|
E|----------------|---------------------------|--------------0--2--------|
                     Searchin' for soda bottles, get myself some dough--

     F#7              E                                           B7     
e|--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
B|--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
G|--------------|--------------------------------------7\6-----|--4------
D|--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
A|--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
E|---------4\2--|-----0----------------------------------------|---------
                       Run em' down to the corner,               down to

                                            A                            
e|------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|---~~~~~~---------------------------|-----2~~~~~~~~~--|----------------|
D|---------------------/6-----6\4--2--|-----------------|----------------|
A|------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------|
the country store,                        Cash em' in, and give my money to

                Verse:  E          B7                A        G    E     
e|-----------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-----------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-----------------|*-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------|*-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|------4--2-------|-------/4-----2-----------|-----0-------------------|
E|------------3\---|---0----------------------|--------------3\---0-----|
a man...            2. Old Curt was a black man, with white curly hair.
                    3. He looked to be sixty,    and maybe I was ten.
                    4. On the day ole Curtis died, nobody came to pray.


                                 B7         D                    A       
e|---------|------------------------------|----------------------0-------|
B|---------|------------------------------|------------------------------|
G|---------|------------------------------|/11--------(11)\---------2----|
D|---------|------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|---------|/7-----------5\4-----2--------|------------------------------|
E|---------|------------------------------|------------------------------|
            When he had a fifth of wine, he did not have a care.
            Mama used to whoop me,      but I'd go see him again.            
            Ole preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay

        G           E(Rhy Fig 1A)  B7             A        G       E     
e|---------0-----|--0--------0-----------------|-------------------------|
B|------2--------|-----------0-----4-----x-----|-------------------------|
G|---2--------2--|-----------------4-----x-----|-------------------------|
D|---------------|-----------------4-----x-----|--------2----------------|
A|---------------|-----------------------------|--0----------------------|
E|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------3\------0-----|
                 He used to own an old do-bro, used to play... 
                 I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time,
                 Well he lived a lifetime, playin' the black man's blues.

                                 B7                       E              
e|---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|---------|---------------------------------|--7-----7\--9--------------|
D|---------|---------------------------------|--7-----\---9--------------|
A|---------|/7~~~--------5\4-----2~~~~~~-----|---------------------------|
E|---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
           I give old Curt my money he'd play all day for me
           He'd play me a song or two, then take another drink of wine.
           And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose.

     End Rhy Fig. 1A      A(Begin Rhy Fig. 2)      E                     
e|---------------------||------------------------|----------------9------|
B|---------------------||/14~~~~~~--------14-----|/9~~~~~~-----9---------|
G|---------------7-----||-----------------14-----|-9---------------------|
D|---9--9--9--9--------||------------------------|-----------------------|
A|---------------------||------------------------|-----------------------|
E|---------------------||------------------------|-----------------------|

[Chorus]
Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew.      

                   A                            E                        
e|------7-------|----------------------------|----------------------9----|
B|---------8\7--|--5~~~~~~-------------------|------------------/9-------|
G|--------------|--------------6-----4-------|---------------------------|
D|--------------|-----------------------5/6--|---------------------------|
A|--------------|----------------------------|--7------------------------|
E|--------------|----------------------------|---------------------------|
          1,2: Well I got your drinkin money, so tune up your dobro.           
            3: I wish that you was here so, everyone would know.

                             A                         E                 
e|------12----------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
B|----------12------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
G|--------------12\11/13--|--9~~~~~~-----6--4-------|--------------------|
D|------------------------|--------------------5/6--|--2--------5--------|
A|------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------|
                       People said he was useless,them people are    

        F#7                          E         D            A            
e|-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----13~~~~~~--11~~~~~~--|--6------------|
D|----/4-----(4)h6p4-----------|-------------------------|-----7---------|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------|
     the fools------.       'Cause Curtis Loew..finest....ever 
                    3rd time:Cause Curtis you're...finest...ever

                   E  End Rhy Fig 2                  D                   
e|-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------|
B|-----------------------|---------------------------------------|--7----|
G|---6-------------------|---/13-----13\11-----9-----9/11~~~-----|-------|
D|------6\4--2-----2-----|---------------------------------------|-------|
A|-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------|
E|-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------|
   play the blues....                                                                        

                    A  E                                                 
e|--------------------------9-----7--------|----------------------------|
B|---------7-----------7/9-----------8\7---|----------------------------|
G|---7--------7-----9---------------------*|----------------------------|
D|------7---------------------------------*|----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
                                                                                                
(After 2nd time thru Chorus, play this)           A                  
e|---------------------------------7----------|---------------------|
B|------------------------------------8\7-----|---------------------|
G|---/13-----13\11-----9---/11----------------|--9~~~~~~~~~--12-----|
D|--------------------------------------------|---------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|---------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|---------------------|
                                                                        
[Solo]
             B7           A                G         
e|---------------|/12~~~--14/16--14~~~/16--|--(16)\14--12----------------|
B|-------12--14--|-------------------------|---------------14------------|
G|---13----------|-------------------------|-------------------12\11-----|
D|---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
                                                                        
     E                                    B7                 D           
e|--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------|
B|--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------|
G|---9--6--4----|------------6-------------------------|-----------------|
D|------------6\|-----6\4/6---/6---/6-----4~~~--(4)/6--|---/6\4--2-------|
A|--------------|--------------------------------------|------------0----|
E|--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------|
                                                                        
             E                               B7          A       G       
e|-----------------------|--------9--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------5--|/9\7/9-----7/9-----7~~~---/8\7/8/7--5----------|
G|--------------6--4-----|---------------------------------------6--4----|
D|-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---2-------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|------3/4--0-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
                                                                        
           E             E                      B7                       
e|-----------------9--|--12~~~-----19--0/15--0--14\12--------------------|
B|---5--5~~~--8/9-----|---------0----------------------12--12------------|
G|--------------------|----------------------------------------12\11-----|
D|--------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
                                                                        
        D        E             Then:  Hold this bend ---                 
e|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------|---------17--------------------------------|
G|-----9--6--4------------|----16^------16-----(16)-------------------|
D|--------------7\---2/---|-------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
                                                                        
     Hold--------------------                                            
e|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
B|--------------12----------------------------|--------------------------|
G|---11^--(11)------11--(11)--9h11--(11)^-----|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                        
     Hold-----------------                          Bend & Release       
e|------------------------------------|--12--9---------------------------|
B|--------17---------------17-----12--|--12-----12-----------------------|
G|---16^------16--(16)----------------|-------------11^--(11)-----9------|
D|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
                                                                        
                Hold-----------------              Prebend & Release     
e|--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|--------|----------17---------------|----------------------------------|
G|---~~~--|-----16^------16--(16)-----|---------9--11--(11)/13-----15----|
D|--------|---------------------------|--9--11---------------------------|
A|--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------|
                                                                                          
e|-----------|--12--------------9--7---------------|---------------------|
B|------/12--|------14--12\-/9--------8--(8)\7--5--|---------------------|
G|---~~~-----|-------------------------------------|-----6--4------------|
D|-----------|-------------------------------------|-----------x--x------|
A|-----------|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
E|-----------|-------------------------------------|---------------------|
                                                                        
             D.S. al Coda                 Coda(Outro)                    
e|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|---------------------------7----|
G|----------------------------------|/13-----13\11----/11~~~---------|
D|---5/6--2-------------------------|---------------14---------------|
A|-----------4--2-------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-----------------4--2-------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                        
                                            Hold bend------              
e|------------------------------------|-------12---12-------------------|
B|---------7--------------------------|-------12---12-------------------|
G|---7--------7-----9--11/13-----(13)\|-------11^--11--(11)--9----------|
D|------7-----------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
                                                                        
     Bend & Release                Hold-----                             
e|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------|
B|---12------------|---------------12^--12-----------|-----------14------|
G|---11^--(11)-----|--------9------11---11--(11)-----|--9~~~-------------|
D|-----------------|--9h11-----11--------------------|-------------------|
A|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------|
                                                                        
                          Harmonic                                       
e|--------------------|--5----------------------------------------------|
B|---12---------------|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------11/13~~~~~~--|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------|


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| /    Slide up
| \    Slide down
| ~    Vibrato
| *    Natural harmonic
| x    Dead note
| p    Pull-off
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on

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Nirvanaboy07 10 Mar 24, 2004 07:00 PM

its ok, but this was out of the tab book like the stranger said.

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Pigfeets Dupree 10 Nov 05, 2005 04:31 PM

i AIN NO STRANGER BUT WHO NEEDS TABS TO PLAY THE DOBRO. i,S PLAYED AT ONE SINCE i COULD PICK A LICK. BUT JASON I GIVIN YO PROPS FO HAVIN GOOD TASTE. AIN NO HOLE IN YO SOLE

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Beatle909_1 10 Feb 03, 2006 05:36 AM

The chords r wrong dude... you're makin it more complicated than it really is. The correct chords are the standard E blues: E, A7 and B7. That's all. You're overthinking an easy blues song, man!

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