Johnny Cash - Sixteen Tons Chords & Tabs

 

Sixteen Tons Chords & Tabs

Johnny Cash Chords & Tabs

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Sixteen Tons Tab

   
				Johnny Cash
				SIXTEEN TONS
				
The song "Sixteen Tons" originally was a working song

The Intro-Riff of the Johnny Cash version of this song is played over an a-blues-scale:

[INTRO-RIFF]
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
h|--4/5-4/5--4/5--4--1-----1-----------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------2----2--0--1/2-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
	/ means SLIDE

	Just listen to the song once or twice and you easily get the timing.

	After the intro-section play the following instrumental part:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/johnny_cash/sixteen_tons_tab.html ]
[RIFF 1]
   Am
e|---------------|
h|---1--1--1--1--|
g|---2--2--2--2--|   2 times,  
D|---2--2--2--2--|   then directly into 1st verse [RIFF 2]
A|-0-------------|
E|-----3--1---0--|


Verse:

[RIFF 2]
   Am
e|-----------------|
h|---1---1---1--1--|
g|---2---2---2--2--|	2 times (1st & 2nd line of the verses),
D|---2---2---2--2--|    then, for the 3rd and 4th line play:
A|-0-------0-------|
E|-----0-------0---|		

[RIFF 3]
   Am        Dm		Am	
e|-------------1---1--|-0x-----------| x means MUTE GUITAR (again, listen to the song
h|---1---1-----3---3--|-1x-----------| and you'll know what I mean ;-)
g|---2---2-----2---2--|-2x-----------|
D|---2---2---0--------|--------------|
A|-0-------------0----|-0x-----------|
E|-----0--------------|--------------|


Chorus:

   Am
e|---------------|
h|---1--1--1--1--|
g|---2--2--2--2--|   2 times, then go over to RIFF 3, and after the chorus
D|---2--2--2--2--|   play the INTRO-RIFF (2x) and back to Verse
A|-0-------------|
E|-----3--1---0--|

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