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Crazy mama

J J Cale


CRAZY MAMA J.J. CALE
Submitted by Erik Davis
This is a fingerstyle arrangement of JJ Cale's 24-bar blues song "Crazy Mama" Each dash represents 1/16th note, and since the song is in 12/8 time (aka swing time), there are 24 dashes per measure. I have tried to be concise and get it right, but if I fucked up, just remember, it's blues. The rhythm in the average measure is /dum'de dum'de dum'de dum'de/ (trochaic quadrimiter, for all you poets out there, and [dotted eighth note + sixteenth note] x 4 for all the rest of you). Enjoy.
FIG1 The following rhythm figure is repeated (ad nauseum) during the verses.
[Repeat15 times]
E|------------------------| B|------------------------| G|------------------------| D|------2-----2-----2--2--| A|------4-----2-----4--2--| E|0---0-----0-----0-------| RH mute bases
FIG2 Played on last line of each verse [the 16th bar of the song]
E|---------------------2--| B|---------------------3--| G|---------------------2--| D|------2-----2-----2-----| A|------4-----2-----4-----| E|0---0-----0-----0-------| RH mute bases
FIG 3 Played in between verses [repeated 3x, bars 17-22] *'s indicate a 3/8 long "hard rest", i.e. rhythmic slapping of strings
* * * * * E|----2-----0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-| B|----3-----2-----2-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-| G|----2-----2-----2-----1-|----1-----1-----1-----1-| D|0-----------------------|------------------------| A|------------0-----------|------------------------| E|------------------------|0-----------------------|
FIG4 Transition back into verse (or into solo). Bars 23-24.
* * let last "e"chord of bar 23 ring into bar 24 E|----2-----0-----0-----0-|------------------------| B|----3-----2-----2-----0-|------------------------| G|----2-----2-----2-----1-|------------------------| D|0-----------------------|------------------------| A|------------0-----------|------------------------| E|------------------------|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
Here are the lyrics (before I get to the solo)
/ Fig 1 (x15) ....... Crazy mama, where you been so long
Crazy mama, where you been so long
You been hidin' out, you know that's true
Crazy mama, I sure need you ....... / Fig 2 / Fig 3 (x3) / Fig 4/ ==> verse 2 Crazy mama, where you been so long
2. Standin' on a corner lookin' for you babe Standin' on a corner lookin' for you babe Lord have mercy can I see Crazy mama comin' back to me Crazy mama, where you been so long
SOLO: I usually play it after verse two, and then end the song by
repeating the first verse.
Remember, the following symbols replace a dash (1/16 in the notation) so don't assume that 0h2 takes 2/16 to play; it takes 3/16. h - hammer p - pull off s - slide
s - above the tab: slide up to that note (grace note) b - above the tab: bend up to that note (ghost note)
P.S. I broke up the the upper strings at the end of each bar to make it even again with the bass, so it's easier to see what's going on without counting dashes.
s E|------------------------ |------------------------ |------------------------| B|------------------------ |------------------------ |------------------------| G|------------------------ |------------------------ |------------------------| D|----0------------------- |2p0---0---------0------- |------------------------| A|0h2--------------------- |----2---2p0-2p0---2p0---|------------------------| E|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---3-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
s E|------------------------ |------------------------ |7-6p5-------------------| B|------------------------ |------------------------ |------8p5---8p5---------| G|------------------------ |0----------------------- |----------7-------------| D|--0-----0-----0---2p0--- |--2--------------------- |------------------------| A|5-----5-----5---------2- |------------------------ |------------------------| E|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
s b E|------------------------ |------------------------ |-9---- 7---0-------------| B|--8--------------------- |------------------------ |-10----9-----------------| G|------------------------ |--7---9-------7---9----- |---------- 9-------------| D|9---9-8p7--------------- |--7---9-------7---9----- |------------------------| A|----------10-7-----------|------------------------ |------------------------| E|0---0-0---0- 0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0--- 0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
b E|------------------------ |-9---- 7---0------------- |3p2---0-----------------| B|------------------------ |-10----9----------------- |----3---3p0-----0-------| G|--7---9-------7---9----- |---------- 9------------- |------------ 3p2---2p0---| D|--7---9-------7---9----- |------------------------ |---------------------- 2-| A|------------------------ |------------------------ |------------------------| E|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0--- 0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|
s E|------------------------ |3s4---------------3----- |------------------ 0-----| B|------------------------ |----5-4s3---5p3-5---5p3- |--3----------------- 3p0-| G|0----------------------- |----------4------------- |4---4-3s2-0-2p0---------| D|--2p0------------------- |------------------------ |---------------- 2-------| A|----------2------------- |------------------------ |---------- 0-------------| E|0---0-3h4-0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|0---0-0--- 0-0---0-0---0-|
b b b b E|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0- | B|5-----5-----5-----5----- | G|------------------------ | ===> Fig 3 (x3) / Fig 4/ ==> verse 1 D|------------------------ | A|------------------------ | E|0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-|













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