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Hard Times  Eric Clapton

HARD TIMES
Ray Charles
Copyright 1961 Unichapell Music, Inc., BMI
As recorded by Eric Clapton on "Journeyman"
(Transcribed by Len Moskowitz: moskowit@panix.com, September 1997)
VERSE 1
My mother told [D9]me
[F#7]Before she passed away
Said [Bm]son when I'm [Bm7/Bb]gone
[D9]Don't for[D7]get to pray
'Cause there'll be [G]hard times[Abdim]
Lord, those[D] ha[C]rd[B7] times
[Bb7]Who knows [A]better than [D]I?[A7]
VERSE 2
Well I soon found out
Just what she meant
When I had to pawn my clothes
Just to pay the rent
Talkin' 'bout hard times
Lord, those hard times
[Bb7]Who knows [A]better than [D]I?[A7]
(Sax solo/Guitar solo)
[D9] [F#7] [Bm] [Bm7] [D9] [D7]  
[G] [Abdim] [D] [C] [B7] [Bb7] [A7] [D] [E9] [Eb9] 
[G] [Abdim] [D] [C] [B7] [Bb7] [A7]  
[Bb7] [A7] [D] [E9] [Eb9]  
VERSE 3
I had a woman
Who was always around
But when I lost my money
She put me down
Talkin' 'bout hard times
Hard times
Yeah, [Bb7]yeah, who [A7]knows better than [D]I?[F9] [E9(2)] [D9]
Lord, [F#7]one of these days
There'll be no more sorrow
When I pass away
And no more hard times
No more hard times
Yeah, yeah, who knows better than I?
(play single notes: E Eb A Db D and end on D9)
CHORD TAB
[D9] [F#7] [Bm] [Bm7/Bb] [D7] [G] [Abdim] [D] [C] [B7] [Bb7] [A7] 
E 5 2 7 7 x 3 4 10 8 7 6 5
b 5 2 7 7 3 3 3 10 8 7 6 5
g 5 3 7 7 5 4 4 11 9 8 7 6
d 4 2 9 7 4 5 3 12 10 7 6 5
a 5 4 9 9 5 5 x 12 10 9 8 7
e x 2 x 6 x 3 x 10 8 7 6 5
[--]Len Moskowitz
moskowit@panix.com

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A A7 Abdim B7 Bb7 Bm Bm7 Bm7/Bb C D D7 D9 E9 Eb9 F#7 F9 G
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