Status Quo - Spinning Wheel Blues Chords & Tabs

 

Spinning Wheel Blues Chords & Tabs

Status Quo Chords & Tabs

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Spinning Wheel Blues Tab

   
Spinning Wheel Blues
Status Quo


G7                       C9 (quick change)
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
D|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|------------------------|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .     
  G7
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|
D|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .
  C9
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
D|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
A|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .
  G7
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|
D|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .
  D9                       C9
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
G|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
D|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .
  G7                       D9
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
G|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
D|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|------------------------|
  .     .     .     .      .     .     .     .

For the right "Quo-feel" play the chords above the dots (.) very
short. The other (shorter) chord may sound for its full value (and
that's not too long). And it might be (as I said above) that Rick
was using the more basic triads (without third) but that's less 
important for the sound then you being able to play the rhythm
staccato. Just listen to Rick's rhythm to know what I mean.

When you're ready for it, just add the words! Play the progression
once for each verse and twice for the solo's.



Intro: |G7      |G7      |G7       |G7      |


Well I spent my money on the spinning wheel last night (2x)
I went on red twenty-seven, it didn't do me right

Well I went in smilin' but I came out feeling down (2x)
Well now that I'm a poor man, I got no friends around

Solo (guitar)

I went high on that lonesome, high on that lonesome hill (2x)
I need a whole lot of money so I can pay my bills

Well the spinning wheel blues I need to pack-ah-my bags and go (2x)
I have to leave my hotel, 'cause they don't want me no more

Solo (Harp)
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3. Tabs

Intro: 
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4   + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------8/10----|------------------------|
B|------6-----8p6---------8-|----8\------------------|
G|------7---------7---------|------------------------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4   + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2  3  4
E|------------------8/10----|------------------------|--------------|
B|----6-6-----8p6---------8-|------------------------|--------------|
G|----7-7---7-----7---------|------------------------|--------------|
D|--------------------------|----------------0-3p0-3-|5p3-0---------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|--------------|

Verse 1, fill 1:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4   + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------8/10----|------------------------|
B|------6-----8p6---------8-|----8\------------------|
G|------7---------7---------|------------------------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

Verse 1, fill 2:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4   + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------8/10----|------------------------|
B|------8p6---6-----------8-|----8\------------------|
G|----------7---------------|------------------------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|
E|--------------------------|------------------------|

Verse 1, fill 3:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------0-3p0-3-|5p3-0-------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

Verse 2, fill 1:

  1 + + 2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   1    + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------10----10----10----10----10-|13/15----------------------|
B|---------------------------------|-------12------------------|
G|---------12----12----12----12----|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------|

Verse 2, fill 2

  1 + + 2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------10----10----10----10-------|------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|------------------------|
G|---------12----12----12----12-11-|10----------------------|
D|---------------------------------|------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------|

Verse 2, fill 3

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|-----------------(15)---| start of
B|------------------------|------------------------| the solo
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------0-----|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


Solo:

  4 + +  1  +  +  2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   
E|15----|13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-| 
B|------|------------------------------------| 
G|------|------------------------------------|
D|------|------------------------------------|
A|------|------------------------------------|
E|------|------------------------------------|


  1  +  +  2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   1 + +  2 + + 3 + +  4 + + 
E|13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-|13--15---13--15--13---15--| 
B|------------------------------------|--------------------------| 
G|------------------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|--------------------------|

*you have to bend
 these a little higher
 than 18 to create the
 friction between Gminor
 and Gmajor
  1  +  + 2  +  + 3  +  +     4 + +   1 + + 2 + +  3 + + 4 + + 
E|17b18*--17b18*--17b18*-------------|-------------------------| 
B|----------------------18-18-18--18-|18----15-----------------| 
G|-----------------------------------|----------18-17----------|
D|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------|

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  1 + + 2 + +     3 + +  4 + +      1 + +  2 + + 3 + +  4 + + 
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------| 
B|---------------------------------|---------------------------| 
G|-------------15-17--15-----------|---------------------------|
D|----------17---------------17p15-|17-------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----17-----------17-15-----|
E|---------------------------------|------------------------18-|


                             * bend 1/4 tone
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + +   4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|--------------------------|------------------------| 
B|--------------------------|6*----------------------| 
G|----------------7-7-7---7-|------7---6-5-----------|
D|--------------------------|------------------------|
A|--------------------------|------------------------|
E|15------------------------|------------------------|


  1 + +  2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|----10---8---6-8-6-8-6-8-|7-----------------------| 
B|-------------------------|----8-------8-----------| 
G|-------------------------|----------9---------5-6-|
D|-------------------------|------------------------|
A|-------------------------|------------------------|
E|-------------------------|------------------------|



  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------10----10----|10--------------------6-| 
B|------------------------|------8-----8\------8---| 
G|7-----7---------7-----7-|----7-------------------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

                               * bend 1/4 tone
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|8--p6-8--p6-8--p6-------|----6*--------------------| 
B|------------------8--p6-|8---------------------6h7-| 
G|------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------------------------|--------------------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------|

       * bend 1/4 tone            * bend 1/4 tone
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + +  2 + + 3 + +  4 + + 
E|----6*----------10--10--|10p9p8-------10p9p8-------| 
B|8-----------------------|-------11*-8--------11*-8-| 
G|------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------|--------------------------|
A|------------------------|--------------------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------|


         * bend 1/4 tone
  1 + +  2 + + 3 + +  4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|10p9p8-------10p9p8-----8-|--------------------------| 
B|-------11*-8--------11*---|11--8-------8-------------| 
G|--------------------------|----------9---------------|
D|--------------------------|--------------------12p10-|
A|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|--------------------------|


  1 + + 2 + + 3 + +  4 + +   1  +  +  2 + +  3 + + 4 + + 
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------| 
B|--------------------------|-----------------------------| 
G|----12-------------10-----|12p11p10---------------------|
D|9---------------12-----12-|---------12--11-10--------12-|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------------|



  1 + + 2 + + 3 + +  4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|10----10----8------8---8-|------------------------| 
B|----------------11-------|----8-------8-----8-----| 
G|-------------------------|----------9-------9-----|
D|-------------------------|------------------------|
A|-------------------------|------------------------|
E|-------------------------|------------------------|


  1  +  +  2  +  +  3  +  +  4  +  +   1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------------------|------------------------| 
B|10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|------------------------| 
G|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|12\---------------------|
D|------------------------------------|12\---------------------|
A|------------------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|------------------------|



Verse 3, fill 1

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------3-----------------|3---3-3-----------------| 
B|------3-----------------|3---3-3-----------------| *bend 1/4 tone
G|----------5-3*----------|----------5-3*----------|
D|----------------5-------|----------------5-------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


Verse 3, fill 2

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------| 
B|------6---6-6---6-----6-|----6-6---6-6---8-------| 
G|------7---7-7---7-----7-|----7-7---7-7---7-------|
D|------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


Verse 3, fill 3:

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------0-3p0-3-|5p3-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-----|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|


Francis' is playing also some backing during the harpsolo

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------| 
B|------------------------|------------------------| 
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|------------------------|


  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|----------0-------------|
D|------------------------|------0h3-0-------------|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-----------5-5---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-----------3-3---3-|


  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|------------------------|------------------------|
D|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|
A|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

  Palm muted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------|
G|0---0-----0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-----0-0---0-0---0-|
D|0---0-0h3-0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0h3-0-0---0-0---0-|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|



  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------| 
B|------------------------|------------5-----------| 
G|------------------------|------------5-----------|
D|7---7-7---7-7---7-7---7-|5---5-5---5-----5-5---5-|
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|3---3-3---3-----3-3---3-|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

                           >     >     >     >
  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + + 
E|------------------------|------------------------| Use alternate up
B|------------------------|------------------------| and downstrokes
G|------------------------|------------------------| for the triplets
D|------------------------|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| and alternately
A|5---5-5---5-5---5-5---5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-| emphasize the
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|------------------------| down and upstroke
                                                     on the count.(>)

On the last progression Francis plays the a boogie backing.
I will only write down the first bar.

  1 + + 2 + + 3 + + 4 + +  
E|------------------------| 
B|------------------------| 
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|5---5-7---5-5---5-7---5-|
E|3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-|


Ending lick in free tempo:

 
E|---------------------------3-----/10-8--7-8-7-8p7-------| 
B|-----------------------------6p3------------------8~~~\-| 
G|--3-5-5/6-5/6-5/6-5p3-----------------------------------|
D|5---------------------5-3-------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|


  tremolo
E|3---|
B|6---|
G|4---|
D|3---|
A|5---|
E|3---|

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Sent an e-mail to:
robert.rossen@icu.nl