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Born Under a Bad Sign  Cream

Born Under A Bad Sign ?? Cream from the Album Wheels of Fire
Albert King original was in D flat. This is the Cream version in G ?? but using a capo
allows it to be adapted easily. The opening riff is played over the chorus by both lead
and bass, except when soloing. I have left the original Albert King lyrics in, Cream
leave out verse 2. Clapton adds a variety of riffs at the end of each line.
Opening riff
 
 E----------------------------------------------|
 B----------------------------------------------|
 G---------3----------------------3-------------|
 D-----3h5-3-5----------------3h5-3-5-----------|
 A-3h5---------3h5-5------3h5---------3h5-5-----|
 W-------------------6-3--------------------6-3-|

Chorus:
[G7]Born under a bad sign
[G7]I've been down since I began to crawl
[D7]If it wasn't for bad luck[D7C#7C7]
[C7]I wouldn't have no luck at all
Riff played over each verse
 
 E-------------------------------------------|
 B-------------------------------------------|
 G-------3-------------------3---------------|
 D-----3-3-5---------------3-3-3-5-----------|
 A-3h5-------3h5-5-----3h5---------3h5-5-----|
 W-----------------6-3-------------------6-3-|

Verse 1
[G7]Bad luck and trouble's my only friend
[G7]I've been down ever since I was ten
Chorus
Verse 2* omitted in Cream version
[G7]I can´t read, never learned how to write
[G7]My whole life is one big fight
Chorus
Verse 3
[G7]Oh wine and women is all I crave
[G7]A big legged woman's gonna carry me to my grave
Chorus
Solo
Verse 1 repeated
[G7]Born under a bad sign
[G7]I've been down since I began to crawl
[D7]If it wasn't for bad luck[D7] [C#7] [C7]
[C7]I wouldn't have no luck[C7] [C#7] [D7]
[D7]If it wasn't for real bad luck[D7] [C#7] [C7]
C7 n.c
I wouldn't have no luck at all
[G7]Born under a bad sign
[G7]Born under a bad sign

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