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                                   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                           Goin' Down To the River       
                                          Mississippi Fred McDowell
                                                   
                                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tabbed by: Connor O.
Tuning: Open D 
Capo: 3rd (F C F A C F)
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TyzAAwJnIw


The Verse 3 lyrics make zero *$&!(&$ sense but I remember finding them like 
2 years ago on some random website I found while google searching and they
had explanations that made sense but unfortunately I couldn't rediscover my source
or tell you what they mean now.

I was going to put the lyrics in line with the beat but stopped after 0:09.

I didn't include anything to indicate which notes are played on slide and which aren't
because it's pretty easy to tell which ones are played with a slide and which aren't.
         
Comment or message any ideas or corrections. Please rate my tab. If you've got
problems with the tab, I'd encourage you to contact me with those problems so I
can fix the tab or provide advice for playing. Don't just give me a poor rating
and not give me any feedback. The idea is for us all to work together to create
a perfect finished product. This tab just represents the best I can do. It's 
definitely up for peer review.



Key:
where # represents a fret number

#h# - hammer
#p# - pull
/ \ - slides, up and down respectively.
 x  - mute
 *  - time keeper. if you played a steady
      baseline, you'd see the notes are 
      displayed in the tab in the correct 
      chronological order. 



Intro:


  0:00
    
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X2
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  


Verse 1:


  0:03
           Lord    I'm     gon a   way     dar'
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-----------0-------0---0-----------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  

  
   lin
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------3/5-----5---5-------5---5-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  

  0:09
       Ho  ney don't   you         wan na      go
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------2/3-----2/3-0-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------1---0-----------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  

  0:19
  Oh I'm goin' somewhere
F|-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---|
C|-------------3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---|
A|-------------3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^



F|-0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----------|
C|-3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-----------|
A|-3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-----------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

 
       U aint  ne      ver been        be      fore 
F|-------------2/3-----0---------------------------|
C|-------------------------0---3---0---------------|
A|-------------------------------------1---0-------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  0:27

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  

  0:34
  Oh you know I'm goin' down to the river baby
F|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------0---|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^

  0:38
   river baby
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------3/5-----5---5-------5---5-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  0:40
  I'm 'on' sit down on the ground
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------2/3-----2/3---------0---------------|
A|-------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|-------------------------0-------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  0:43

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  0:50
  Oh you know I'm going down to the river
F|-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---|
C|-------------2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
A|-------------1-------1---1-------1---1-------1---1-------1---|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  
  I'm 'on' sit down on the ground
F|-0-------------------0---------------------------------------|
C|-2~p~0-------------------2/3-----2/3-2/3-----0---------------|
A|-1~p~0-------------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------0---0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  0:57

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X2
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  1:01
  I'm let the waves of water
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---5---5~/~3---0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:04
  Let the waves of water, honey
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---5---3-------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:06
  baby wash
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---5---3~/~5---0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:09
  my troubles down
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------0---------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-3-------0---3-----------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    

  1:10

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X2
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 


Solo:


  1:15

F|---------0---0~/~2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^



F|-2---2---2---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---4---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    

  1:20

F|-4---4---4---2---2---2---2---2---1---0---9---7---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^



F|-5---3---3---2---3---2---0-----------------------|
C|---------------------------------3/5-3/5-----3/5-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   

  1:25

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-3/5-----3/5-5-------5---5~\~3---0---------------|
A|-------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^


Verse 2:


  1:27

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X2
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  1:31
  Oh I'm getting slow, baby
F|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------0---|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^

  1:35
   I can hard  ly      rest at night
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------2/3-----3---x-----------------------|
A|-------------------------x-----------1~p~0-------|
F|-------------------------x-------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:37

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  1:44
  Oh you know I'm gettin' slow darlin'      You know
F|-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---|
C|-------------2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---2-------2---|
A|-------------1-------1---1-------1---1-------1---1-------1---|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:47
   I   can   har dly                    Rest at night
F|-0-----------------------------------------------------------x-----------------------|
C|-2~p~0-------------------2/3-----2/3-2/3-----2/3-2/3-----2/3-x-----------------------|
A|-1~p~0---------------------------------------------------------------1~p~0-----------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------0---0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  1:52

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  1:59
  I know my baby
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---0---5-------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:00
  She ain't
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---5---5-------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:03
  treat me right
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------0---------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-3-------0---3-----------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    

  2:04

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| 
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 


Solo 2:


  2:07

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------5\3-----5\3-5\3-----5\3-5\3-----5\3-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^



F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-5\3-----5\3-5\3-----5---5-------5---5-------5---|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   

  2:11

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-3/5\3---0---------------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0---------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    

   

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X2
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 


Verse 3:


  2:17
  Lord I'm goin' down in Louisiana babe
F|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------------0---|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^    *   ^   ^

  2:21

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| 
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  2:23
  I believe I'll unchain my hoof
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------2/3-----2/3-0-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------1---0-----------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:25

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| X3
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 

  2:32
  You know I'm goin down in Louisiana
F|-------------0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-----------|
C|-------------3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3~p~0-------|
A|-------------3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3~p~0-------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^


  2:36
  I believe Ill unchain my hoof
F|-------------2/3-----2/3-0-----------------------|
C|-----------------------------3~p~0---------------|
A|-------------------------------------1~p~0-------|
F|---------------------------------------------0---|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-----------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:38

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------0-----------------------------------|
A|-------------1~p~0-------------------------------|
F|---------------------0-----------------------0---| 
C|-------------------------------------3/5---------|
F|-0-------0---------------3/4-----0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 
  
  2:40
  Lord them teasin browns, I declare theyre out the book
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3-------------------0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:42

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-0-------0---0-------0---3~/~5---5---3~/~5---0---|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^

  2:45

F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------2-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------0-----------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-3-------0---3-------------------0---------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^  



F|-------------------------------------0-----------|
C|-3-----------------------------------0-----------|
A|-------------------------------------0-----------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------|
   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^   *   ^   ^ 


            
            
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keko1979 10 Nov 14, 2013 01:11 PM

fantastic job mate

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joehnichol 10 Apr 01, 2014 03:35 AM

How all tabs should be :D

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