Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning Chords & Tabs

 

Smokestack Lightning Chords & Tabs

Howlin Wolf Chords & Tabs

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Smokestack Lightning Tab

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#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. #
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Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 20:16:35 +0800 (WST)
From: "Greg O'Beirne" 
Subject: TAB: "Smokestack Lightning" by Howlin' Wolf


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 Smokestack Lightning  -  Howlin' Wolf 
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Written by Howlin' Wolf (aka Chester Burnett)
Transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au)

First Riff:
     2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   + 
 e ----------------------------------------------------------------
 B --5-------8-----------------------------------------------------
 G --------------------------------7-------------------------------
 D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5---------------
 A --------------------------------------------------7-----5-------
 E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----

Second Riff:
     2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   + 
 e ----------------------------------------------------------------
 B --5-------3-----------------------------------------------------
 G --------------------------------7-------------------------------
 D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5---------------
 A --------------------------------------------------7-----5-------
 E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----


Harmonica Riff (arranged for guitar):
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/howlin_wolf/smokestack_lightning_tab.html ]
    2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   
 e -----------------------------------------------------------------
 B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0-
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     
    2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   
 e -----------------------------------------------------------------
 B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0-
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     
    2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +
 e -----------------------------------------------------------------
 B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5---12~~~~~~~---
 G -----------------------------------------------------------------
 D -----------------------------------------------------------------
 A -----------------------------------------------------------------
 E -----------------------------------------------------------------


I've done the time thingies on top of each bit as 234 1234 1 instead
of the usual 1234 1234 as that's the way the riffs are phrased.
I hope it make sense when you're playing it :) Throughout the song,
play a mixture of the first and second riffs.  The harmonica comes
in after every second verse.  I was going to write the lyrics but I
can't decipher many of them :)

Any comments/corrections/suggestions welcome... :)

Cheers,
--
Greg O'Beirne
woyf@perth.dialix.oz.au
gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au
http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/

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