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Memphis Water   The Answer

 
 e|-------------------------------|--0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|
 b|----3--5-----------------------|----3----------------------|----3----------------------|
 g|--4-------2^2------------------|----------0h1--------------|----------0h1--------------|
 d|--------------2-0-2-0----------|----------------0--2-------|----------------0--2-------|
 a|----------------------2-0-2-0--|--------------2------------|--------------2------------|
 e|------------------------------3|0---------------------3^0--|0---------------------3^0--|

 


 


 Drums Enter


 

 
 --0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|
 ----3----------------------|----3----------------------|----3----------------------|
 ----------0h1--------------|----------0h1--------------|----------0h1--------------|
 ----------------0--2-------|----------------0--2-------|----------------0--2-------|
 --------------2------------|--------------2------------|--------------2------------|
 0---------------------3^0--|0---------------------3^0--|0---------------------3^0--|
 --0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|
 ----3----------------------|----3----------------------|----3----------3-5---------|
 ----------0h1--------------|----------0h1--------------|---------0h1-/4----2^------|
 ----------------0--2-------|----------------0--2-------|---------------------2p0---|
 --------------2------------|--------------2------------|---------------------------| 

 


 the E7 x4


 

 
 0---------------------3^0--|0---------------------3^0--|0-------------------------3|

 


 


 "Memphis Water,.."


 


 

 
 |-----------------||-----------------||-----------------||-----------------|
 |-----------------||-----------------||-----------------||-----------------|
 |----------------2||----------------2||----------------2||-----------------|
 |-2---4---2-------||-2---4---2-------||-2---4---2-------||-2---4---2-------|
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4-||-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h4-|
 |-----------------||-----------------||-----------------||----------------3|

 


 


 "Memphis Water, you're a hero so they say"


 


 *(first time around)


 

 
 --0----0-------------------|--0----0-------------------|---------------------------------|
 ----3----------------------|----3----------------------|---------------------------------|
 ----------0h1--------------|----------0h1--------------|---------------------------------|
 ----------------0--2-------|----------------0--2-------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-4-6-7-|
 --------------2------------|--------------2------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-4-6-7-|
 0---------------------3^0--|0---------------------3^0--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-4-4-2-4-5-|

 


 


 "..You dont wanna be


 else.."


 


 The Turnaround


 

 
 ---------------------------2-|
 ---------------------------0-|
 ---------------------------2-| repeat the 8 bars just like any other 12 bar blues
 ---------------------------1-| and when you get to bar 10 it goes to B instead of F#
 ----7--5---4---3---2--0-1--2-|
 -0-------0---0---0-----------|
 --------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------|
 --------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------|
 -4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2||-7----7-6---6-5---5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-------------|
 -4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2||-7----7-6---6-5---5-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-------------|
 -2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0||-5----5-4---4-3---3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------|
 --------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------|

 


 


 Now this is where it gets swampy. Bridge humbucker with volume on 11!


 (2:17 on original recording)


 


 

 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|
 |-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|

 


 


 (2:33 - 3:39 one of the many guitar solos, use the E minor pentatonic)


 


 at 3:29 the chord sequence changes to E///F#///Ab///A///


 


 

 
 e|-------X---------------X-------------------|
 b|-------X---------------X-------------------|
 g|-------X---------------X-------------------|
 d|-2-2-2-X-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-X-7-7-7-7-----------|
 a|-2-2-2-X-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-X-7-7-7-7--4-5-6-7-\|
 e|-0-0-0-X-2-2-2-2-4-4-4-X-5-5-5-5-----------|

 


 


 Next Verse


 


 

 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| x 4
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|
 |-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |-4--4-4--4--4-4-|-6--6-6-7--7-7-x-|
 |-4--4-4--4--4-4-|-6--6-6-7--7-7-x-|
 |-2--2-2--2--2-2-|-4--4-4-5--5-5-x-|

 


 


 "...You left without a trace."


 


 Breakdown


 


 [(E7)] [(E7)] [(E7)] [(E7)] 


 

 
 e|----------------|--------------------|----------------------------|--------------------|
 b|----------------|--------------------|----------------------------|-15^(17)~~~~~~~~~~~~|
 g|--12------------|--14^----14----12~~~|----------------12--14^12~~\|--------------------|
 d|------14-14~~~~~|------14----14------|----------12-14-------------|--------------------|
 a|----------------|--------------------|-12-13-14-------------------|--------------------|
 e|----------------|--------------------|----------------------------|--------------------|

 


 


 "Memphis Waterrrrrrr..."


 


 Last Verse


 


 This follows the bog standard 12 Bar Blues I-IV-V progession.


 


 [E7///E7///E7///E7///]  


 [A7///A7///E7///E7///]  


 [B7///A7///E7///E7///]  


 for the first six bars of E7, this is what you do


 


 

 
 |--0----0-------------------|
 |----3----------------------|
 |----------0h1--------------|
 |----------------0--2-------|
 |--------------2------------|
 |0---------------------3^0--|

 


 


 A7 based on:


 


 

 
 |-----0-------|
 |----2--2-----|
 |---0----0----|
 |--2------2---|
 |-0--------0--|
 |-------------|

 


 


 then 8th note power chord the B and A:


 


 

 
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
 |---------------------------------|

 


 


 for the ending


 


 

 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|-----5----4---3---|
 |-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|-0-0----0---0---3-|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-------------------------|
 |---------7---------------|---------7---------------|
 |---------7---------7-5-4-|---------7---------7-5-4-|
 |---------5---------7-5-4-|---------5---------7-5-4-|
 |-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-5-3-2-|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-5-3-2-|
 |-------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
 |-------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
 |---------7---------------|---------7--------------------------------------||
 |---------7---------7-5-4-|---------7---------7-5-4------------------------||
 |---------5---------7-5-4-|---------5---------7-5-4------------------------||
 |-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-5-3-2-|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-5-3-2------------------------||


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