Blind Blake - Police Dog Blues Chords & Tabs

 

Police Dog Blues Chords & Tabs

Blind Blake Chords & Tabs

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Police Dog Blues Tab

   
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: MaxxDaddy@aol.com
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 11:11:12 -0400
Subject: TAB:POLICE_DOG_BLUES BY BLIND BLAKE

                     POLICEDOG BLUES
                          By Blind Blake
                     Transcribed by MaxxDaddy

This is Blake's only song in open E tuning
Ry Cooder does a faithful rendition on his eponymous album, and 
Jorma Kaukonen does a good version on "Splashdown" and "Quah". Cephas
and Wiggins do an interesting interpretation on "Guitar Man" and 
Stephan Grossman has a few versions out. 

Open E tuning: EBEG#BE (open D also works)

These are the main chords:

     E          A         E/C#       E/C       B
-----0----------0---------------------------------------------------------
-----0----------2---------------------------------------------------------
-----0----------1----------4-------------3-----------2-----------------
-----0----------0----------3-------------2-----------1-----------------
-----0----------2--------------------------------------------------------
-----0-------------------------------------------------------------------




harm.                                 
-(12)-------------(12)--------------|--------2------------------------
-----(12)-------------(12)----------|-----0-----3-(4)---0-----------
---------(12)-------------(12)------|---------------------------------1
-------------(12)-------------(12)--|----------------------------------
---------------------------------------|--0--------------------0--1--2--
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------

(2X)                Verse: All my life I've been a travelin man      
--0----------------------------||---0-------0---------------------------------
---
-----3--2---0-----------------||--------0------------2------------------------
-
-----------------------0-------||--------------------------1------------------
----
--------------0----3------0---||------0------0-----------------0--------0-----

--------------------------------||-------------------2--------2---------------
----
--------------------------------||--0-------0------------------------0--------
---

                                 All my life I've been a travelin   
--0--------------------0--------0-------------------------------------
-----3--2--0-------------3-(4)-----2---------2--------2------------
--------------------0----------------------1--------1----------1------
------------0---3------0---------------0--------0---------0---------
----------------------------------2---------2--------2---------2------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/blind_blake/police_dog_blues_tab.html ]
man  *                              Stayin' alone and doin' the best I can
     
---|-0------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------
---|----3--2--0---------------------------------------------------------------
-----------
---|-------------------0------2----3-------4----------------------3----------2
------0--
---|------------0--3----0---1-----2-------3----------------------2----------1-
-----0--
---|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------
0--|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------

1st break (2X)                     harm.
--------7---------------9--||----------(12)-----------------(12)---
-8-(9)---------8-(9)-----||----------------(12)------------------
----------------------------||---------------------(12)-------------
-----------0----------------||-0------------------------(12)--------
-----------------------------||--------------------------------------
-0----------------------0---||----0---------------------------------

                                        p                
--------------------0----3-(4)--0------3-2--0-------0------------
-(12)---------------2--2------------------------2-------0---------
-----(12)--------1-------------------1-----------------------0-----
----------0-----------------------0-------------0----------3----0--
------------1--2---------2-------------2----------------0----------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

return to *

2nd break
-----------------------||----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------||----------------------------------------------------
--0--1---2---3---0-||----0-1--2--3--0---1--2--3--0--0---0---etc.-
0----2---3---4---0-||--0---2--3--4--0---2--3--4--0--0---0--------
-----------------------||----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------||----------------------------------------------------

3rd break
-------------------------------------------------0---------------------
-----------------------------------------------------3--2--0----------
------------------------------------------------------------------0-etc.
---------------------------------------------------------------3-------
---0----0----0----0----0----0----0-----0------0------------------
-0----2----3----4----0----2----3----4------0---------------------


4th break (4X)
-(12)-----------------||----------0------3---0-------3-2--0----0-
------(12)------------||------------------------------------2--------
-----------(12)-------||-------1--1---1-----------1----------------
-----------------(12)-||------------------------0-----------0--------
------------------------||-1--2------------2----------------------------
------------------------||------------------------------------------------

-------------------0--------------------------------------------------
--0-------------------3--2--0---------------------------------------
-------0---------------------------0------you get the idea----
-----3--------------------------3------------------------------------
--0-------0-----------------0----------------------------------------
---------------0------------------------------------------------------

I shipped my trunks down to Tennessee (2X)
Hard to tell about a man like me

I met a little gal couldn't get her off my mind (2X)
She passed me up said she didn't like my kind

I'm scared to bark around her house at night (2X)
She's got a police dog that's cravin' for a fight

His name is Rambler and when he gets the chance (2X)
He leaves his mark on everybody's pants

I guess I'm gonna travel now guess I'll let her be (2X)
Before she sicks that police dog on me

It's a fun song once you get the breaks tight. Play along with the 
CD "Ragtimes Foremost Fingerpicker" to get the phrasing right. Any
comments, positive or negative should go to MaxxDaddy@aol.com.



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