Jj Cale - After Midnight Chords & Tabs


After Midnight Chords & Tabs

Jj Cale Chords & Tabs

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After Midnight Tab

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Subject: JJ CALE

J.J.J. Cale's music:

AFTER MIDNIGHT from "Naturally" (1st album):
Key: D

              h                    h

This riff is played twice, and then J.J. starts singing:

          Af - ter  mid-night
                                                 Riff 2
   F               G                      D (play riff2 twice)
      we're gon-na let it all___    hang   out
      gon-na     shake your tam  -  bour - ine

    D                           F               G
        Af-ter mid)night           we're gon-na chug-a-lug &
                                 it's gon-na be peaches and

(In the following, strike chords only at the chord letters.
2nd verse coincides with 1st wherever only one line is typed)
    D (repeat riff twice)  |  D     D       D-D D    |
                           |                         |
    shout     we're gon-na |cause talk and suspicion |
    cream                  |                         |

    F        F       F-F F | G        G        G-G G    |
                           |                            |
   give an  ex-hi-bi-tion  |find out what it is   all a-|

    A     A     A-A  A-A |  D    D          D-D  D |
                         |                         |
   bout.                 |      Af-ter mid- night, |

    F    F - F         G           G-G    |   D (riff2 twice)|
                                          |                 |
       we're gon - na let it all___   hang|  out.           |

    D      D            D-D   D| (1. Return to F on line 3)
                               | (2. solo starts)
          Af-ter mid - night   |

The solo is fairly basic and follows the progression of the
verse (2 times). I'm not typing it in, 'cause you should be
able to get it off the record. If not: improvise!


N.C.          |(Return to '*', repeat & fade part after '**')
We're gon-na  |

I hope this helps you master this tune, and remind you that if
you should ever come across any of J.J.'s stuff: POST IT!!

Phew!!!  I only have these tunes written in music (notes), and
the converting to TAB is bugging me although I know some of it
by heart. In the following I only give you the chord
structure. I just don't have the time to do everything...
If you really have trouble figuring out some parts: listen to
the records. If that doesn't help: Send me a line and I'll try
to help.

Cajuun Moon From "Okie" 3rd album.

Recorded in Ebminor
Arranged in Dminor

Intro: Dm G Dm A7 G

m                           G                    Dm
  Cajun moon_ where does your power lie_?  as you move_ across
      G                           Dm           A7
the southern sky.__  You took my baby way too soon. What have
     G             Dm
you done_   Cajun moon?_

(Same structure thruout song, fade on 6th verse ending.)

2. Someday baby, when you want your man
   And find him gone, just like the wind
   Don't trouble your mind, whatever you do,
   'Cause Cajun moon took him from you.

3. Repeat verse 1

4. When daylight fades, and night comes on,
   You can hear the silence of this song,
   Don't trouble your mind, whatever you do,
   'Cause he got me like he got you.

5. Repeat verse 1

6. Repeat verse 1

Here's one of my favorite laid back tunes:
[ Tab from: https://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/jj_cale/after_midnight_tab.html ]
MAGNOLIA From "Naturally" 1st album..

Key C


{Define Fmaj7 133210, Cmaj7 332000}

   Fmaj7          |  Cmaj7     | Fmaj7       | Cmaj7
1. Whip poor will'| sing - ing | soft sum-mer| breeze

   Fmaj7               | Cmaj7       | Fmaj7                |
   makes me think of my| bay - by  I | left down in New Or -|

   Cmaj7  |  Fmaj7                | Cmaj7
   leans. | I left down in New Or-| leans

(2nd verse follows same progression)

2. Magnolia, you sweet thing
   you're driving me mad
   Got to get back to you baby
   You're the best I ever had.
   You're the best I ever had.

   Am                    |   G       | Am                | G
      You whisper, "Good | morning", |   so gently in my |ear

   Am                    |  G       | Fmaj7         | Cmaj7
      I'm coming home to | you babe.|  I'll soon be |there.

   Fmaj7           | Cmaj7  |  (Solo: Am7 G Am G Am G
      I'll soon be |there.  |   Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7)


   (Repeat 2nd verse.)

Ending: (Repeat and fade)

   Fmaj7                           | C
      You're the best I ever had___|

DON'T GO TO STRANGERS From "Naturally" 1st album.
Recorded in A
Arranged in Bb

I used to have the tab for this masterpiece, but I seem to have misplaced it.
Anyway, I know the intro by heart, and the rest of the song is basically spun ar
ound the same theme.

  Gm                Bb              C                 Gm      (turnaround)

  Gm                Bb              D         C

(Then there's a solo part over the same theme.)
(If any of you have trouble figuring this one out: Send me a mail and I'll
try to help!)

(Song starts:)

Gm                                 Bb                   C            Gm
     If Im standing in a crowd ___      call my name, ___   call it loud.
Gm                                 Bb                   D7
     Don't go to strang-ers,       woman,____ call on   me.
                Gm                 Bb                  C                     G
     Wave your  arm   in the air,___    let me know____   that you're there
                                     D7                   G
     When in doubt,____       oh,   woman,     call on   me

(Main solo part starts. Progression: G Bb C G  G Bb D7  Gm Bb C Gm D7 Gm)

                C                                      G
     Don't   leave me     here to rust.____  Don't    let me turn to    dust._
     Oh,   wom-an,    when in doubt,____    call on me.____
                G                      Bb                  C                 G
     If I'm stand-ing    in a crowd,_____   call my name,___  call it loud.__
                                  D7                    G
     Don't go to stran-gers     wom-an,   call on me.____

(Outro: Repeat & fade)
     G                  Bb                 C                 G

     I hope you enjoy it, but remember: If you want to play along with the
     recorded version you'll have to rearrange it in A.

Fredrik Koller Lund,
Institute of Applied Mathematics University of Bergen, Norway.
Disclaimer: This was posted from, not by the university of Bergen.
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