Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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From: ROBERT_ANDERSEN@HP-PaloAlto-om5.om.hp.com
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 96 16:02:18 -0800
Subject: black_water.tab by doobie brothers (corrected post)

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The Doobie Brothers'"Black Water" (by Patrick Simmons)

Transcription by: Robert Andersen
(robert_andersen@hp-paloalto-om5.om.hp.com)

This is a re-post. A friendly note from Josh (jpincus@baka.com) 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
d-------0---------------0---------|
b-------1---------------3---------|
g-----0---------------2-----2-----|
D->--------------------------->->-|
A-0--------->----->-----------2h3-|
D-----------3b----0---------------|
1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '

VERSE #1:

D Am7 D Am7 D
Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'

Am7 D Am7 D
ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name

Am7 D Am7 D
Catfish are jumpin' that paddle wheel thumpin'

Am7 D Am7 D
Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same


CHORUS:

G
Old black water, keep on rollin'

Bb G
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'

Bb G
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water,
keep on rollin'

Bb A ' ' Em7
Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?

A Em7 A Em7
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light, gonna make every thing

A Em7
Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right

D Am7 D Am7 A Em7
And I ain't got no worries 'cause I ain't in no hurry at all

A
d---------------------------------|
b-2---------------3p2-3p2---------| then: INTRO (4 times with fiddle solo)
g-2-------------------------------|
D-2---------------4p2-4p2---------|
A-0-------------------------2h3---|
D---------------------------------|
1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' '

VERSE #2

D Am7 D Am7 D
Well, if it rains, I don't care, don't make no difference to me

Am7 D Am7 D
Just take that street car that's goin' up town Yeah, I'd like to

Am7 D Am7 D
hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky 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 Am7 D Am7
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland, pretty momma come and take me

D Am7 D
by the hand, by the hand, take me by the hand,
(I want to honky-tonk) (honky-tonk)

Am7 D
pretty momma, come and dance with your daddy all night long, I'd like to...
(honky-tonk) (with you all night long)


**Chords**

Am7 D G Bb Em7 A
d 0 0 5 3 0 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

Tunning: Drop D (D A D G B E)
Artist: Doobie Brothers
Song: Black Water


This tab is in Double Drop-D tuning, DADGBD.

& = Rest

E|--------|--------0----------------0---------| Figure 1
B|--------|----1----------------3-------------| --------
G|-&------|----0------------0h2-2-------------| The first bar is the intro,
D|-&------|----2--------------0---------------| only play that the very
A|-&--1/2-|--0---0--------------------1/2-----| first time.
D|--------|----------2/3--0-------0-----------|

Play this 11 times... you'll figure it out. Play this until the chorus.


E|--5p0-------0----3p0---0--------|----------0---------0------|
B|--------0------------5-----0----|------6---------6----------|
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|------0-------0------0-------0--|----8-----7---8-------0----|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------|---
D|--5-------5------5-------5------|--8-----8---8-----8--------| |
|- Figure 2
|------2-------0---------------2-----------0-----------------| |
|--2---2--0--0-----------------2-------0---------------------|---
|--2------0--0---0-------------2--&----0-------0-------------|
|----2-----------------------2----&----0---------------------|
|--0-------------------0h2-0------&------------------0h2-----|
|---------2--2-----2/4---------------2---2---2---2/4---------|

Play this three times. It's the chorus.


Then play this part right here, its where he says "An' I ain't got no worries,
'cause I ain't in no hurry at all.

E|--------------0----------------------------0----------------|
B|------3---1---1-----------------3--R---1---1----------------|
G|------2---0-------0-------------2--E---0-------0------------|
D|----0-----2-------------0h2---0----S---2--------------------|
A|--------0---0-------0h2------------T-0---0-----------0h2----|
D|--0-------------0-----------0----------------0---2/4--------|

E|------2---------0-------------------------------------------|
B|------2-R---0-----------------2----3//2\\3--2-2-------------|
G|------2-E---0-------0---------2----2--------2-2-------------|
D|----2---S---0-----------------0----4//2\\4--2-2-------------|
A|--0-----T-----------------0h2---------------0-0-0-1/2-------|
D|----------2---2---2---2/4-----------------------------------|

And now, the solo that took forever to tab. It's played on a fiddle, but
this is the guitar tab. Enjoy!

(Please note that Figure 1 is being played throughout the solo.)

1st Guitar
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5~~~~-5b-5-3--R--5b-5-3-5-3--------5b-5-5--------3-5b~~~~5b-5b-3----------------|
G|----------------E----------------4---------------4--------------------------------|
D|----------------S-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------T-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

2nd Guitar
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---17b-17----17b-15----------------------------10h12h10-------17b-17--17b-17b-15--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------12------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

1st Guitar
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--10h13h10-9h10h9-8-6/7----------------10-8-6h7----------------/7~~7\5------------|
G|------------------------7------7~~~~~7----------7---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------7h9--------------------9---7---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------7---(7)9h7--------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

2nd Guitar
E|-------------------------------------------------------7/8--7----5----------------|
B|--------------------------------10~~~------------------------------6/10-----------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

1st Guitar
E|----------------------------------------------5~~-5-----10~~10-----10--|
B|--5-x---------------------------------3-3-5/7-------/12----------------|
G|------4-2-------------------2~~-2-2h4------------------------------11--|
D|-----------3h4--------0-2-4--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------5~~0~~~-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

2nd Guitar
E|----------------------------------------------------------------12/14--|
B|---------------------------------------------------10h12-15~~~---------|
G|--7-------------7---------------7-----7h9/11---------------------------|
D|----------------9h7---------7h9----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------5-7/9--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

1st Guitar
E|--10-10\8--8\7--7\5--5\3--------------|--------------------------------|
B|---------------------------6/7-3~~~---|-1h0--1h0--1-0--1h0-1--3~~~~----|
G|--11-11\9--9\7--7\5--5\4--------------|--------------------------------|
D|---------------------------6/7-4~~~---|-2\1--2\1--2-1--2\1-2--4~~~~----|
A|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|

2nd Guitar
E|--14p12-12\10-10\8-------10-----------|
B|-------------------11/12----12-10~~~--|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|

1st Guitar
E|--------------------------|
B|-----3---3---5b-5-5-3~~~--|
G|--/4-------4--------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|

Now this is the outro, both guitars play this.


Guitar 1 plays Figure 1 three times, while Guitar two plays this:
E|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------3-3--3----------3--3---------3---------3~~~~--------|
G|--2h4--------4p2~2h4--2--2-4---2h4---2h4p2---------4/-----|
D|-------------------------------------------0--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar two then plays this while fading out, Guitar one plays Figure 1
E|-----------------------------------13b 13b 13 10~~--------|
B|--8-6/7--------------------------------------------12-----|
G|--------7-----------7~~---8-6/7---------------------------|
D|----------9-7~~~7h9-------------7-------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|

Then both guitars play Figure 1 for the rest of the song, which isn't much.



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| x Dead note
| (n) Ghost note
| h Hammer-on
| p Pull-off
| b Bend
| / Slide up
| \ Slide down
| ~ Vibrato

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Song info
Black Water
The Doobie Brothers
2001
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classic Rock
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