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Crossing Muddy Waters v1  John Hiatt

on the intro you can try G [xx9 0 10 9] play this and slide up
to the pull offs as you go into c (see below)

G or Gmaj [3 2 0 0 3 3] (D G B) : major triad
I play the g like this [300033] it seems to give
it more of a airy mandolin sound

Csus2/E [x 3 2 0 3 3] (C D E G) : sus2 triad (altered bass)
as you go into the c use a walking pull off hitting the 3rd
string 2nd fret,then 4th string 2nd fret,and land(no pull off)
on the c 5th string 3rd fret.

Dsus or Dsus4 [x x 0 2 3 3] (D G A) : no 3rd but a 4th from a
major triad

Em/D [0 2 2 0 3 3] (D E G B) : minor triad (altered bass)
with this chord during the verse I only use[xx2033].during
the chorus I use the full chord[x22033]

also try lifting and setting down on some of the bass stringing
it'll add some flavor to the song.Play around a little and soon
you'll get it right.Also when going back to the c on any part of
the song MOST times you'll use the walking pull off as you go
into the c. I must say it's a beautiful song,even more so since
I learned it.


Intro G,C,D,Em,C,D,G
[G]baby's gone and i don't know w[C]hy
she h[D]eaded out this m[Em]orning
like a rusty shot in a hollow [C]sky
she l[D]eft me without w[G]arning

sooner than the dogs could bark
faster than the sun rose
down to the banks in an old mule cart
she took a flat boat 'cross the shallows

left me in my t[C]ears to drown
she l[D]eft a baby dau[Em]ghter
now the river's wide and deep and b[C]rown
she's c[D]rossing muddy w[G]aters

tobacco standing in the fields
be rotten come november
and a bitter heart will not reveal
a spring that love remembers

when that sweet brown girl of mine
hair black as a raven
we broke the bread and drank the wine
from a jug that she'd been saving

left me in my tears to drown
she left a baby daughter
now the river's wide and deep and brown
she's crossing muddy waters

baby's crying and the daylight's gone
that big oak tree is groaning
in a rush of wind and a river song
i can hear my true love moaning

crying for her baby child
oh crying for her husband
crying for that rivers wild
to take her from her loved ones

left me in my tears to drown
she left a baby daughter
now the river's wide and deep and brown
she's crossing muddy waters
now the river's wide and deep and brown
she's crossing muddy waters

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Why try harder when you can have mediocrity - Me


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