Smokestack lightning

Howlin' Wolf


Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 20:16:35 +0800 (WST)
--------------------------------------- Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf --------------------------------------- Written by Howlin' Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) Transcribed by Greg O'Beirne (gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au)
First Riff: 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ---------------------------------------------------------------- B --5-------8----------------------------------------------------- G --------------------------------7------------------------------- D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5--------------- A --------------------------------------------------7-----5------- E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----
Second Riff: 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ---------------------------------------------------------------- B --5-------3----------------------------------------------------- G --------------------------------7------------------------------- D --------------------------7/9-----9-------7-----5--------------- A --------------------------------------------------7-----5------- E ----------------------------------------------------------0-----
Harmonica Riff (arranged for guitar):
2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ----------------------------------------------------------------- B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0-
G ----------------------------------------------------------------- D ----------------------------------------------------------------- A ----------------------------------------------------------------- E ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ----------------------------------------------------------------- B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5-----0-5-----0- G ----------------------------------------------------------------- D ----------------------------------------------------------------- A ----------------------------------------------------------------- E ----------------------------------------------------------------- 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + e ----------------------------------------------------------------- B -5-------5~~~~~~~--------3-----3-5-----5-8-----8-5---12~~~~~~~--- G ----------------------------------------------------------------- D ----------------------------------------------------------------- A ----------------------------------------------------------------- E -----------------------------------------------------------------
I've done the time thingies on top of each bit as 234 1234 1 instead of the usual 1234 1234 as that's the way the riffs are phrased. I hope it make sense when you're playing it :) Throughout the song, play a mixture of the first and second riffs. The harmonica comes in after every second verse. I was going to write the lyrics but I can't decipher many of them :)
Any comments/corrections/suggestions welcome... :)
Cheers, -- Greg O'Beirne woyf@perth.dialix.oz.au gobeirne@tartarus.uwa.edu.au http://www.uwa.edu.au/student/gobeirne/
































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