Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics


Amos johnson rag   Sam McGee


From archive-owner Wed Sep 21 01:04:26 1994








NNTP-Posting-Host: pentagon.io.com

This is my first attempt at ascii tab, so bear with me if the formatting
is not perfect.

This is a rag in the key of E that was taught to me by Steve James, who 
learned it from Sam McGee himself.  Steve plays this song on his first CD, 
entitled "Two Track Mind".  A great album, IMHO.  The tab here probably does 
not correspond note for note with the album version, since I have never gone
and tried to match up the version I learned with the album.  But all ofthe 
chords are correct.  The Sam McGee version is much more sparse than the 
Steve James version.  In Steve's words, "Sam leaves much to the imagination, 
whereas I leave absolutely nothing to the imagination". :-)

This song is not very complicated, but is great fun to play.  There are
only two sections, and the order they are played in is:

  A A B A A B A A B A A B ....

until you are blue in the fingers. :-)  Notice that the majority of the
fingerings up at the 5th, 7th, and 9th frets are just the top notes of
your basic E form and A form chords.  This helps visualize what chord 
you want to grab.  Also note that the first position B7 fingering is often
just slid up to the 3rd and 4th frets to get the C7 and C#7.  AFWIW, I
think the roll at the 2nd ending of part A is the coolest one I've ever
learned.

ENJOY!

--------(cut here)---------------------------------------------------------

                             Amos Johnson Rag
                               by Sam McGee
                          as played by Steve James
                         transcribed by Grant Alvis
                              galvis@io.com
                          

PART A:
-------

  (C#7)                              (B7)     (C#7)
E-----------4-------0---4----------|-------2s--4--------0----4-----------|
B----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G-----------4---------------4------|-------2s--4-----------------4-------|
D----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------|--2-----------------4----------------|
E--0----------------4--------------|-------------------------------------|

   (B7)            (C7)    (C#7)     (E)     (E6)     (E7)
E------2------------3-------4------|--0----------------------0-----------|
B----------------------------------|-----------2--------3----------------|
G-----------2-------3-------4------|-------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|-----------2-----------------2-------|
A--2-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|--0-----------------0----------------|

  (A)                                (E)
E---------------2-------0----------|-------------------------------------|
B--2p--1----2---------------2------|--0--------0----2--------0-----------|
G-------------------------------(1)|-------3---------------------0-------|
D-----------2---------------2------|-----------2-----------------0-------|
A--0----------------0--------------|-------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|--0-----------------0----------------|

-1st Ending--------------------------------------------------------------|
 (C#7)                     (C7)      (B7)
E-------4-----------4-------3------|--2-------------2-------------------||
B---------------0------------------|------0-----------------0-----------||
G----------------------------------|-----------2-----------------2-----o||
D-----------3----------------------|-----------------------------------o||
A-2s-4--------------4-------3------|--2-----------------2---------------||
E----------------------------------|------------------------------------||

-2nd Ending--------------------------------------------------------------|
 (C#7)         (B7)                  (E)
E-------4-----------2--------------|--0-----------------0---------------||
B-----------0-----------0----------|-----------0h--2--------------------||
G---------------2------------------|------------------------------------||
D----------------------------------|-----------2------------------------||
A-2s-4----------------------2------|-----------------------------2(big)-||
E----------------------------------|--0-----------------0--------(slide)||

PART B:
-------

           (E7)    (A)               (C7)         (E7)  
E-----------12------12-------------|--12-----------12--------------------|
B-----------9-------10-------------|------11-----------------9-----------|
G---------------------------9------|-----------9-----------------9-------|
D-----------12------11-------------|--10----------------9----------------|
A----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E--0-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

-1st Ending--------------------------------------------------------------|
  (C#7)            (B7)              (E)
E------9------------7--------------|------7-------------4---------------||
B--9--------------------7----------|-----------5------------------------||
G-----------10--------------8------|--------------------4--------------o||
D--9----------------7--------------|--6--------------------------------o||
A----------------------------------|-----------------------------2(big)-||
E----------------------------------|-----------------------------(slide)||

-2nd Ending--------------------------------------------------------------|
  (C#7)            (B7b9)            (B7)              (B7)
E------9------------8--------------|--7-----------------5---------------||
B--9--------------------7----------|------7----------------------4------||
G-----------10--------------8------|-----------8-----------------4------||
D--9----------------7--------------|--7-----------------4---------------||
A----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
E----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
CHORD FORMS:
------------

       (E)               (E7)               (A7)               (B7)
o           o  o   o              o      o     o     o   x           o
================   ================   ================   ================
|  |  |  1  |  |   |  |  |  1  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  1  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  2  3  |  |  |   |  2  3  |  |  |   |  |  2  |  3  |   |  2  |  3  |  4
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  4  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+

      
      (C#7)              (C7)
x           o      x           x
================   ================   ================   ================
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  1  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  1  |  |  |   |  2  |  3  |  4   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  2  |  3  |  4   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+
|  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |   |  |  |  |  |  |
+--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+   +--+--+--+--+--+

           (E7)                    (A)                   (C7)
     x  x                   x  x                   x  x
     ================       ================       ================
9th  |  |  |  1  1  |  9th  |  |  |  1  |  |  9th  |  |  |  1  |  |
fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  2  |       |  |  2  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  3  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  3  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  3  |  |  4       |  |  |  |  |  4       |  |  |  |  |  4
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+

            (E)                  (C#7)                    (B7)
     x  x                   x  x                   x  x
     ================       ================       ================
9th  |  |  1  1  1  |  9th  |  |  1  |  1  1  7th  |  |  1  |  1  1
fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  2  |  |       |  |  |  2  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  4       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+

          (B7b9)                   (E)                   (B7)
     x  x                   x  x                   x  x
     ================       ================       ================
7th  |  |  1  |  1  |  5th  |  |  |  |  1  |  4th  |  |  1  1  1  |
fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+  fret +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  2  |  3       |  |  2  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  2
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  3  |  4       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+
     |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |       |  |  |  |  |  |
     +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+       +--+--+--+--+--+

-- 
--
Grant Alvis
Illuminati Online
galvis@io.com



Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.lindesign.se. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

This song is displayed as text-only. Transposing and tuning is only available for chordpro-songs.

Login - add to songbook

Rating click stars to rate

Layout
Accuracy

SHARE PAGE  




You need to log in to post comments