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Black Water  The Doobie Brothers

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 96 16:02:18 -0800
Subject: by doobie brothers (corrected post)
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The Doobie Brothers'"Black Water" (by Patrick Simmons)
Transcription by: Robert Andersen
This is a re-post. A friendly note from Josh ( pointed
out that the correct tuning is "double drop D" (DADGBD). I have changed
the transcription accordingly. Thanks Josh!
NOTE: > = accent this note, h = hammer on, p = pull off, b = bend
INTRODUCTION (play this phrase 4 times, with slight variations)
[Am7] [D]  

1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '
[D]Well, I [Am7]built me a [D]raft and she's r[Am7]eady for flo[D]atin'
[Am7]ol' Mississ[D]ippi, she's [Am7]callin' my nam[D]e
[Am7]Catfish are j[D]umpin' that [Am7]paddle wheel [D]thumpin'
[Am7]Black water kee[D]ps rollin' o[Am7]n past just [D]the same
[G]Old black water, keep on rollin'
[Bb]Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on [G]me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'
[Bb]Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on [G]me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'
Bb A ' ' Em7
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Yeah, keep on [A]shinin' your [Em7]light, gonna make [A]every [Em7]thing
Pretty mama, gonna [A]make everything al[Em7]l right
And I [D]ain't got no [Am7]worries 'cause I [D]ain't in no [Am7]hurry at [A]all[Em7]
 b-2---------------3p2-3p2---------| then: INTRO (4 times with fiddle solo)

1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '
[D]Well, if it [Am7]rains, I don't care[D], don't make no [Am7]difference to me[D]
Just take that [Am7]street car that's [D]goin' up town[Am7] [D] Yeah, I'd like to
[Am7]hear some funky [D]Dixieland and [Am7]dance a honky [D]tonk, and I'll be
[Am7] [D] [Am7] [D]  
 buyin' everybody drinks all roun'-------

CHORUS, followed by guitar/fiddle solos, then:
ENDING (1: with music, 2/3: a capella, then with music, repeat and fade):
[D]I'd like to [Am7]hear some funky [D]Dixieland, pretty [Am7]momma come and take me
[D]by the hand, by the [Am7]hand, take me by the [D]hand,
(I want to honky-tonk) (honky-tonk)
pretty momma, come and [Am7]dance with your daddy al[D]l night long, I'd like to...
(honky-tonk) (with you all night long)
d [Am7] 0 [D]0 [G]5 [Bb] 3 [Em7] 0 [A]0
b 1 3 0 3 3 2
g 0 2 0 0 0 2
D 2 0 0 0 2 2
A 0 x x 1 2 0
D x 0 5 x 2 x

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