Eric Clapton - Motherless Child Chords & Tabs

 

Motherless Child Chords & Tabs

Eric Clapton Chords & Tabs

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Motherless Child Tab

   
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From: BoogieBoy@aol.com
Subject: CRD/LYR:"Motherless Child"-EC

This version is a lot more complete than the one you've got right now:
[that version originally by  jhoke@uxa.cso.uiuc.edu (Hoke John A.)]

Motherless Child
Eric Clapton
Boogieboy@aol.com and others

capo at 4th fret, but notes here are in the correct key.
Sometimes B is played with only the 4 bottom strings

/ /- -/-

  B           E7         F#7
--7--       --7--       --0--|
--7--       --5--       --7--|
--0--       --0--       --6--|
--0--       --6--       --0--|
--6--       --7--       --x--|
--7--       --x--       --x--|

Sometimes B is played like this, except first B of the verse:
  B
--7-7-7-7---7-7--|
--7-7-7-7---7-7--|
--0-0-0-0---0-0--|
--0-0-6-0---0-0--|
--6-0-0-0---0-6--|
--7-7-7-7---7-7--|


Intro: B B B
         (add 1/2 a B)
   B     (this time only) E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
        B              E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
            F#7                 F#7                    B  B  B
Well Im a motherless child who dont know right from wrong.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/e/eric_clapton/motherless_child_tab.html ]
       B                  E7  E7                          B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
        B                  E7   E7                       B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
         F#7                    F#7                 B  B  B
Well you didnt come home til the sun was shining bright.

          B            E7  E7            B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
B                      E7  E7                B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
         F#7       F#7          B  B  B
Well these other lotta women gonna let my ham bones burn.

       B                  E7 E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       B                  E7  E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       F#7             F#7 F#7               B  B  B
Well I give you my jelly, he aint give you none.

             B            E7 E7                   B  B  B
And when you see two women always runnin hand in hand
        B            E7 E7                     B  B  B
And you see two women always running hand in hand
        F#7               F#7   F#7      B  B  B
You can bet your bottom dollar one

          B               E7 E7                       B  B  B
Well Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
     B               E7 E7                         B  B  B
Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
           F#7                     F#7              B
And if the blues overtake me gonna rock away from there

End: E7 F#7 E7 B
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