Cream - Born Under A Bad Sign Chords & Tabs

 

Born Under A Bad Sign Chords & Tabs

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Born Under A Bad Sign Chords

   
Born Under A Bad Sign – Cream from the Album Wheels of Fire

Albert King original was in D flat. This is the Cream version in G – but using a capo
allows it to be adapted easily. The opening riff is played over the chorus by both lead
and bass, except when soloing. I have left the original Albert King lyrics in, Cream 
leave out verse 2. Clapton adds a variety of riffs at the end of each line.

Opening riff
E----------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------|
G---------3----------------------3-------------|
D-----3h5-3-5----------------3h5-3-5-----------|
A-3h5---------3h5-5------3h5---------3h5-5-----|
W-------------------6-3--------------------6-3-|

Chorus:
G7
Born under a bad sign
G7
I've been down since I began to crawl
D7                       D7C#7C7
If it wasn't for bad luck
C7
I wouldn't have no luck at all
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/cream/born_under_a_bad_sign_crd.html ]
Riff played over each verse
E-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------3-------------------3---------------|
D-----3-3-5---------------3-3-3-5-----------|
A-3h5-------3h5-5-----3h5---------3h5-5-----|
W-----------------6-3-------------------6-3-|

Verse 1
G7
Bad luck and trouble's my only friend
G7
I've been down ever since I was ten

Chorus

Verse 2* omitted in Cream version
G7
I can´t read, never learned how to write
G7
My whole life is one big fight

Chorus

Verse 3
G7
Oh wine and women is all I crave
G7
A big legged woman's gonna carry me to my grave

Chorus

Solo

Verse 1 repeated

G7
Born under a bad sign
G7
I've been down since I began to crawl
D7                       D7 C#7 C7
If it wasn't for bad luck
C7                     C7 C#7 D7
I wouldn't have no luck
D7                            D7 C#7 C7
If it wasn't for real bad luck
C7 n.c
I wouldn't have no luck at all
G7
Born under a bad sign
G7
Born under a bad sign
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