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Death Letter   Son House



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			    Death letter - Son House
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Tabbed by:Seth Hornbeck
Email: fools_riot@yahoo.com(for any questions or comments)

Tuning: standard

With Slide
e|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------6----------|
G|-------0-----2--------6----------|
D|-----5----5----------------------|
A|-----------------4---------------|
E|---------------------------------|  x's 6
  faster
e|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------6----------|
G|-------0-----2--------6----------|
D|-----5----5----------------------|
A|-----------------4---------------|
E|---------------------------------| x's 6
you switch back and forth throughout the song. he doesnt really have rythm so he might 
in a couple of

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------6----------|
G|----------------------------0----2--------6----------|
D|-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------5----5----------------------|
A|-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3----5--------------4---------------|
E|---3-------------------------------------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

thats is, here are the lyrics to "Death Letter"

I got a letter this mornin, how do you reckon it read?
It said, "Hurry, hurry, yeah, your love is dead."
I got a letter this mornin, I say how do you reckon it read?
You know, it said, "Hurry, hurry, how come the gal you love is dead?"

So, I grabbed up my suitcase, and took off down the road.
When I got there she was layin on a coolin board.
I grabbed up my suitcase, and I said and I took off down the road.
I said, but when I got there she was already layin on a coolin board.

Well, I walked up right close, looked down in her face.
Said, the good ole gal got to lay here til the Judgement Day.
I walked up right close, and I said I looked down in her face.
I said the good ole gal, she got to lay here til the Judgement Day.

Looked like there was 10,000 people standin round the buryin ground.
I didn't know I loved her til they laid her down.
Looked like 10,000 were standin round the buryin ground.
You know I didn't know I loved her til they damn laid her down.

Lord, have mercy on my wicked soul.
I wouldn't mistreat you baby, for my weight in gold.
I said, Lord, have mercy on my wicked soul.
You know I wouldn't mistreat nobody, baby, not for my weight in gold.

Well, I folded up my arms and I slowly walked away.
I said, "Farewell honey, I'll see you on Judgement Day."
Ah, yeah, oh, yes, I slowly walked away.
I said, "Farewell, farewell, I'll see you on the Judgement Day."

You know I went in my room, I bowed down to pray.
The blues came along and drove my spirit away.
I went in my room, I said I bowed down to pray.
I said the blues came along and drove my spirit away.

You know I didn't feel so bad, til the good ole sun went down.
I didn't have a soul to throw my arms around.-acapo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDCNbacVt5w


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igor loco (report)

You state Son House...''doesn't really have any rhythm''...(Faaackin'ell, Seth)?
Whats up with Open-G?