Black Water

Doobie Bros

(robert_andersen@hp-paloalto-om5.om.hp.com)
This is a re-post. A friendly note from Josh (jpincus@baka.com) pointed
out that the correct tuning is "double drop D" (DADGBD). I have changed
the transcription accordingly. Thanks Josh!
NOTE: > = accent this note, h = hammer on, p = pull off, b = bend
INTRODUCTION (play this phrase 4 times, with slight variations)
 Am7D
     d-------0---------------0---------|
     b-------1---------------3---------|
     g-----0---------------2-----2-----|
     D->--------------------------->->-|
     A-0--------->----->-----------2h3-|
     D-----------3b----0---------------| 

1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '
VERSE #1:
 DAm7DAm7D
           Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'
 Am7DAm7D
           ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name
 Am7DAm7D
           Catfish are jumpin' that paddle wheel thumpin'
 Am7DAm7D
           Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same
CHORUS:
 G
           Old black water, keep on rollin'
 BbG
           Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'
 BbG
           Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'
Bb A ' ' Em7
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
 AEm7AEm7
           Yeah, keep on shinin' your light, gonna make every thing
 AEm7
           Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right
 DAm7DAm7A
           And I ain't got no worries 'cause I ain't in no hurry at all
 A
     d---------------------------------|
     b-2---------------3p2-3p2---------|  then: INTRO (4 times with fiddle solo)
     g-2-------------------------------|
     D-2---------------4p2-4p2---------|
     A-0-------------------------2h3---|
     D---------------------------------| 

1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '
VERSE #2
 DAm7DAm7
           Well, if it rains, I don't care, don't make no difference to me
 Am7DAm7D
           Just take that street car that's goin' up town        Yeah, I'd like to
 Am7DAm7D
           hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky tonk, and I'll be
 Am7DAm7D
     buyin' everybody drinks all roun'-------

CHORUS, followed by guitar/fiddle solos, then:
ENDING (1: with music, 2/3: a capella, then with music, repeat and fade):
 DAm7DAm7
                 I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland, pretty momma come and take me
 DAm7D
           by the hand,  by  the hand,     take me by the hand,
(I want to honky-tonk) (honky-tonk)
 Am7D
           pretty momma, come and dance with your daddy all night long, I'd like to...
(honky-tonk) (with you all night long)
**Chords**
 Am7DGBbEm7A
           d   0   0   5   3   0   0
b 1 3 0 3 3 2
g 0 2 0 0 0 2
D 2 0 0 0 2 2
A 0 x x 1 2 0
D x 0 5 x 2 x

A Am7 Bb D Em7 G
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