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The Old Man Down the Road  John Fogerty

Ok guys heres my version of Old man down the road!
The E7 can also be played as a Em and it still sounds right!
Intro:
Use a clear tone with bridge pickup I find works the best, no effects or
fancy tools needed!
 
 E|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
 G|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
 D|-5-7-7b(8)-5-----------------|-5-7-7b(8)-(8)-b(8)7-5-----------------|
 A|-------------7--0-----7---7--|-----------------------7--0-----7---7--|
 E|------------------3-0---0----|----------------------------3-0---0----|

Verse 1 Play chords nice and jumpy
He take-a [E7]thunder from the mountain
He take-a [G]lightnin' from the sky
He bring the [A]strong man to his beggin' knees
He make the [E7]young girl's mama cry
CHORUS:
You got to [E7]hidey-hide
You got to [G]jump and run
You got to [A]hidey-hidey-hide
The [C]old man [D] is down the [E7]road
Verse 2:
He got the voices speakin' riddles
He got eyes as black as coal
He got a suitcase covered with rattlesnake hide
And he stands right in the road
CHORUS
John'sinstrumental..... same pattern as chorus
Verse 3:
He make the river call your lover
He make the barking of the hound
Put a shadow 'cross the window
When the old man comes around
Chorus(last line twice)
Now for some of the riffs used.. i think you can figure out where.
These are not fully correct, I mainly improvise them.
 
 |----16----16-16---16-16\---------------|
 |---------------------------------------|
 |-/16---16------16----------------------|
 |---------------------------b(8)7--5----|
 |------------------------------------7--|
 |---------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |-2-2-2-2-0------------------|
 |-----------2-0--------------|
 |---------------0------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |---b2(2.5)---------b2(2.5)--------| Ok This really needs work.. but I think
 |---b2(2.5)-0-----0-b2(2.5)-0------| you get the idea.
 |-2-----------2---------------2----|
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|

Look for the solo to be commin out next! Any questions/comments/corrections
email me at Klash59@gmail.com

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