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Motherless Child  Eric Clapton

By jesse nyboe
[B] [E7] [F#7]  
 
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Sometimes B is played like this, except first B of the verse:
[B]  
 
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Intro: B B B
B [(add](this[1/2] tim[a]e [B)]only) E7 E7 B B B
If I mistreat you girl, I sure dont mean no harm
If I mis[B]treat you girl,[E7] I s[E7]ure dont mean no h[B]arm[B] [B]
Well Im a m[F#7]otherless child who [F#7]dont know right from w[B]ron[B]g.[B]
Please [B]tell me pretty mama[E7], ho[E7]ney whered you stay last ni[B]ght[B] [B]
Please t[B]ell me pretty mama,[E7] hone[E7]y whered you stay last n[B]igh[B]t[B]
Well you [F#7]didnt come home til th[F#7]e sun was shining br[B]igh[B]t.[B]
I have to [B]go so far gal[E7], ge[E7]t my ham bones[B] bo[B]ile[B]d
[B]I have to go so far gal[E7], ge[E7]t my ham bones boi[B]led[B] [B]
Well thes[F#7]e other lo[F#7]tta women gon[B]na [B]let[B] my ham bones burn.
Now I d[B]id more for you gal[E7], t[E7]han your daddy ever d[B]one[B] [B]
Now I d[B]id more for you gal[E7], th[E7]an your daddy ever do[B]ne[B] [B]
Well I [F#7]give you my jell[F#7]y, h[F#7]e aint give you n[B]one[B].[B]
And when you [B]see two women[E7] al[E7]ways runnin hand in h[B]and[B] [B]
And you [B]see two women[E7] al[E7]ways running hand in ha[B]nd[B] [B]
You can [F#7]bet your bottom do[F#7]llar o[F#7]ne[B] [B] [B]
Well Im g[B]oin to the river[E7] ge[E7]t me a tangled rocking ch[B]air[B] [B]
Im g[B]oin to the river[E7] ge[E7]t me a tangled rocking chai[B]r[B] [B]
And if the [F#7]blues overtake me gonna [F#7]rock away from th[B]ere
End: E7 F#7 E7 B

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