Robert Johnson - Crossroad Blues Chords & Tabs

 

Crossroad Blues Chords & Tabs

Robert Johnson Chords & Tabs

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Crossroad Blues Tab

   
CROSS ROAD BLUES
As recorded by Robert Johnson
(From the 1990 Album ROBERT JOHNSON : THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS)

Words and Music by Robert Johnson

Gtr I (E A E A C# E) - 'Robert Johnson - Steel String Acoustic (Open A tuning)'

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 12/8
  Gtr I
  Q.   Q   A  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|---------10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|---------10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


                                     ~
   A  Q   A  E  Q   A  E  Q   A E q  E    Q   E E E E E E E Q  E
|--------10s12\----------------------5-|-(5)----------------------|
|-10s12--10s12\----10s12---------------|--------------------------|
|-10s12------------------12\--2s3-0----|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--|
|---------------0----------------------|--------3-3---2---2-1--1--|
|---------------0----------------------|--0-----------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------3-----3---1-------|


  Q  A E Q  E +Q   E E E  E    E  Q   Q.    Q   E  E E  A  E
|------------------------12-|-12-----------------------10s12-|
|------------------------12-|-12-----12----------------10s12-|
|-0-------------------------|----12--12----------------------|
|-0------0------------------|--------------------------------|
|----2s4-------------x------|--------------10\----12---------|
|-0---------0-(0)----x------|-------------------1-12---------|


   A  Q   E  Q.    Q   E Q   A  E
|-10s12--12------------0-0---------|
|-10s12--12------------0-0--10s12--|
|-----------12-----------0---------|
|-----------------12\--------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


                |--2:3--|
   A  Q   A  E  E  E  E E Q  A E
|-10s12--10s12----------0----2s3-|
|-10s12--10s12----------0----2s3-|
|--------------12-10\-3-0--------|
|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------0------|
|--------------------------------|


         ~~~~~~
                    2:3                          |----2:3-----|
  A Q  A E +Q   E A E E Q   A  E    A  Q   A  E  E  E A E E E E
|-2s3--2s3-(3)--2-----0----10s12-|-10s12--10s12-----------5---3--|
|-2s3--2s3-(3)--2-----0----------|-10s12--10s12---------------0--|
|---------------2-2s5-0----------|--------------12-10-2s4-----0--|
|-----------------------0--------|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------0--------|--------------------------0----|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|


  |---2:3---|
  E E E E E E E E E       E E E E E E E E A E E E E
|-3-----5-5-------8b8.5-|-5-8-5-8---8---------5---8b8.5-|
|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-5-8-5-8-------------5---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0---0---------|-----5---------------5---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-------5---------2s5-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-------------0-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------0-----------------|


  E E E Q      E E Q  E E  A  E
|-5-----8b8.5--5----------11s12--|
|-5-8-5-8b8.5-------------11s12--|
|-----5--------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|---------------------x----------|
|----------------x----x----------|


                                                      6/8
      |-2:3-|                          |----2:3----|
   A  E  A  E  Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E E S S E E E E   E Q  Q.
|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-------5----|-5-3---0-------5-3-5-|-----------|
|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-----0-0--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-|-----------|
|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-0---0-0--0-|-0-0-0-3-0-----0-0-0-|-----------|
|-------------------0---0-0--0-|-0---0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---------|
|-----------------------0-0----|-------------0-0-----|-0---------|
|-------------------3----------|-----------3---------|-----------|


 12/8
  2:3
  E E     E E E Q  E     Q  A E
|-0-3b3.5-0-0-0-0--3b3.5-0------|
|---------1-1-1-1--------1------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------4s7-|
|------------------0-----0------|


  2:3     |--------2:3---------|   |-------2:3-------|
  E E  A  E  A  E  A  E  E E S S   E E E E S S E E S S
|-----11s12-11s12-11s12----------|-----3---3-5---0------|
|-----11s12-11s12-11s12-12-------|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
|-----11s12-11s12-11s12-12-0-----|---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0----|
|-0------------------------0---0-|-0---0-0-0---0--------|
|-0-0------------------------0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0---0----|
|--------------------------------|-------------------3--|


                   2:3       |-2:3-|
  Q  E Q  E E Q  A E E    A  S  S  E  Q   E   Q  E Q   E
|----5-5--5-5----------|-10s12-12-12-12--12\-----0----!0-|
|----0-0--0-0----4s5-0-|-10s12-12-12-12--12\-----0----!0-|
|----0-0--0-0----------|---------------------12--0----!0-|
|-0--0-0--0-0----------|---------------------12----2-----|
|-0----0---------------|---------------------------0-----|
|----------------------|---------------------------------|


               2:3|
  Q   A  E  A  E  E  Q.   Q  E
|----11s12-11s12-12-12\--------|
|----11s12-11s12-12-12\--------|
|----------------12-12\--------|
|-------------------------2--0-|
|-0-----------------------0--0-|
|------------------------------|


           |--------2:3---------|
  Q  A  E  S  S  E  A  E  E E S S
|---------12-12-12----------------|
|----9s12-12-12-12-11s12-12-----0-|
|----9s12-12-12-12-11s12-12---0-0-|
|-0--9s12-------12-11s12-12-0-0---|
|-0-------------------------0-----|
|-----------------------------2p0-|


                       15/8
                                        PM
  |-------2:3-------|   |-----2:3-----|
  E E E E S S E S S E   E E E E E E E E E Q
|-----3-3---5-5-------|---0-----3-------------|
|---0-0-0---0-0-0-----|-0-0---0-0-0-----------|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-3-0---0-0-0-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|
|-0-------------------|---------0---0---0-----|
|---------0-----------|-----------------------|


 12/8
                                           2:3
  Q  E     E E E E E E q  A E   Q  E E E E E E E Q
|----8b8.5-5-----8-5----------|----8-5-----8-5------|
|----------5---5-8-5-8-5------|------5-8-5----------|
|----------5-8-5-x---x-x------|----------5-x---5----|
|------------5-5-5---5-5--2s5-|----------5-5---5----|
|-0---------------------------|-0-------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------0----|


                               |-2:3-|
  Q   A  E E  E  E  A  Q   E   E   S S
|----11s12-0-11-12-----------------------|
|----11s12-0-11-12-11s12-----------------|
|----11s12-0-11--0-11s12--12-(12)\-0-----|
|------------------11s12--12-(12)\-0-0---|
|-0----------------------------0---0-----|
|------------------------------------2---|


                         9/8
                                           |-----2:3------|
  Q  E E E E E E E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q.     E E E A E +E.  S
|----5-3-2-0----------0-|-3--5-----------|-3-0---------------|
|----5-0-0-0-0-0------0-|-0--0-----------|-----1-------------|
|------0-0-0-3-0------0-|-0--0-----------|-------------------|
|-0----0-----0-0---0--0-|-0--0-0---------|-------2s5-(5)--0h=|
|-0----------0-----0----|------0---------|-------------------|
|----------------3------|----------------|-------------------|

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               12/8
  |---2:3---|              |------2:3------|   2:3
  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E     E     E S S   E E Q  E E Q  E E  A  E
|-------------|----5-3-2-0-0-----0-----------|-----3--5----------------|
|-------------|----0-0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----|---0-0--0----------10s12-|
|-------------|----0-0-0-0-3b3.5-3b3.5-0---0-|-0-0-0--0----------10s12-|
|-3---3---2-0-|-0--0-0---0-0-----0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0--------------|
|---0---0-----|-0----------------------------|-0--------0----x---------|
|-------------|------------------------------|-------------------------|


   E  E  E  E E  E  E E E Q  A  E
|-12-12----12----------------9s12-|
|-12-12-12-12-------0--------9s12-|
|-12-12-12-12---12\-0---0----9s12-|
|-------12-12-------0-----0-------|
|-------------------0-----0-------|
|---------------------------------|


                                                   |---2:3---|
   E  E  E  Q   E  E E E E Q    Q   A  E  E  E  E  E  E  E S S
|-12-11-12-----12\------------|----10s12-12-11-12-12------------|
|-12-11-12-12--12\------------|----10s12-12-11-12-12-12\---0-0--|
|-12-11-12-12--12\-----0------|----10s12-12-11-12-12-12\-0-0----|
|------------------2-----0----|-0-----------------12-12\-0-0----|
|------------------0-----0----|-0------------------------0------|
|-----------------------------|---------------------------------|


  |2:3|            |2:3|   |-2:3-|
  E S S E E E Q  E E S S   E E E E E Q  Q  E   E Q  E E E E E E E E E
|---5---5-3-5-5----------|-----3-5-----------|------------8-5----------|
|---0---0-0-0-0--0-------|-----0-0-----------|------5-4-5-8-5-8-5------|
|-----0-0-0-0-0--3-0-0---|---0-0-0---------0-|------5---5-5---5-5------|
|-0---0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0---------|----------5-----5-----2/-|
|-0-----------0----------|-0-------0---------|-0--------------------0--|
|------------------------|-------------------|-------------------------|


  E E E E E E E     Q  E Q
|-----8-5-----8b8.5---------|
|-------5-8-5---------------|
|-----------5---------------|
|---------------------------|
|-0-----------0--------0----|
|---------------------------|


  PM                                PM
                    |----2:3----|                 |--2:3--|
  E E A E E E E  A  E  E  S S S S   E S S E E E E E E E S S
|---------5-5-5-10s12-12----------|-----5---5-3-1-0---0-----|
|---------6-6-6-10s12-12-12s0-0---|---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
|-----4s7-7-7-7-----0--0-12s0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-|
|-0-----0-0---0--------0--0---0-0-|-------0-0-----0-0---3-0-|
|-0-----------------------------0-|-------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-0-----------------------|


  |-2:3-|             |-2:3-|
  E E E E E Q  Q.     E     E Q.   E E E     E Q
|---5-3-5-----------|-3b3.5-0---------------------|
|---0-0-0-----------|-----------------------------|
|---0-0-0-----------|-----------------------------|
|---0-0-0-0---------|-----------------------------|
|-0-------0---------|--------------0---------0----|
|-------------------|------------------3b3.5------|


 9/8
                       |2:3|
   A  E E  A  E  Q   E E S S
|---------11s12---------------|
|-11s12---11s12------------0--|
|---------------12\----0---0--|
|----------------------0-0----|
|------------------------0----|
|-----------------------------|


 12/8
             |-2:3-|   2:3
  Q  E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q   E E  A  E
|----5-4-2-0---0-0---|---5-5--------------10s12-|
|----0-0-0-0---0-0---|---0-0--0-----------10s12-|
|----0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-|---0-0--0-----------------|
|-0--0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0-----------------|
|-0----------0---0---|-0--------0----12---------|
|------------------3-|--------------------------|


                          |---2:3----|
   E  E  E  A  E E  A  E  E  S S E S S
|-12-12-12-11s12---11s12----------------|
|-12-12-12-11s12---11s12-12\-0-0---0-0--|
|------------------------12\-0-0---0-0--|
|----------------------------0---0-0----|
|----------------------------0-----0----|
|--------------------------------2------|


                         |2:3|
  E E  A  E  Q   E  Q.   E S S
|------------------------------|
|-----10s12-12-----12\-------0-|
|-----10s12-12--12-12\-----0-0-|
|-0---------12--12-12\---0-0---|
|-0-----------------0----0-----|
|------------------------------|


                     |---2:3----|                        |2:3|
  Q   A  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  S S   E E E E E E Q  E     E S S
|----------12-12------------------|---5-5-5-3-2-0---------------|
|----10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12\---0-|---0-0-0-0---0--------0---0--|
|----10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12\-0-0-|-0---0-0-----0--3b3.5-0---0--|
|----10s12--------0--0--0-----0---|-0-----0--------------0-0----|
|-0---------------------------0---|-0-----0---------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  Q  E E E E E E E E Q
|----5-3---3---2-2------|
|----0-0---0---0---0----|
|----0-0---0-------0----|
|-0--0-----0-0---0-0----|
|-0---------------------|
|-----------------------|


                                               |--2:3--|
  E E E     E E E E E E E  E A E   E E E E E E E E E S S
|-----8b8.5-------8-5-4----------|-----8-------8-5-------|
|-----------5-8-5-8-5-4-5\-------|-------5-8-5---------0-|
|-----------5-5-5-0---0-5\-------|-------5---5-------0---|
|-----------5---5-------5\---2s5-|-----------5-5-----0---|
|-0------------------------------|-0---------------0-----|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------|


                             |2:3-|
  Q   A  E  E  E  E  E E  E  E  S S
|----------12-11-12-----------------|
|-0--10s12-12-11-12-12---12-12\---0-|
|-0--10s12-12-11-12-12---12-12\-0-0-|
|-------------------12---12-12\-0---|
|-------------------------------0---|
|-----------------------------------|


                  |--2:3--|
  E E E Q  E Q  E E     S S   Q  E E E E E Q  Q.
|-----5----3-0--0-----------|----5-3---5------------|
|---0-0-0-------0-----------|----0-0---0------------|
|-0-0-0-0-------0-3b3.5-0---|----0-0---0------------|
|-0-----0--0----0-------0-3-|-0----0---0-0----------|
|-0-----0-------------------|-0----------0----------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------|


 9/8                                  12/8
           ~~~~~~~
                         |---2:3---|                   2:3
  Q  E E A Q  +Q   E   A E E E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E
|-3--0---------------|---------------|----5-3-2-0----0-----|
|--------------------|---------------|----0-0-0-0----0-----|
|--------------------|---------------|----0-0-0-0-0--3-0---|
|--------3s5--(5)----|-------------0-|------0-----0----0---|
|--------------------|-----0---0---0-|-0----------0----0---|
|--------------------|-4s5---3---2---|-------------------0-|


  |-2:3-|
  E E E E E Q   E E  A  E    Q   E  A  Q   E  Q  E +Q.
|-------5-----------------|-12---------------------------*|
|---0-0-0-----------10s12-|-----12-10s12-----------------*|
|---0-0-0-----------------|---------------12-------------*|
|---0-0-0-0---------------|------------------12p=0-(0)---*|
|-0-------0----12---------|--0---------------------------*|
|-------------------------|------------------------------*|
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