Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fonda-Lina (J.J. Cale)

[Gm]Throwing flowers out her [Dm]window
And smiling like she [Gm]can
[Gm]Fonda-Lina
Must [Dm]try it hard to attract the [Gm]men
With her [F]bosoms hanging [Gm]over [F]the window [Gm]sill
It's a [Gm]story as old as [F]Jesus
Fonda-Lina has a void to [Gm]fill

Devil's Nurse (J.J. Cale)

The main part of verse sounds like just Ebm all the way through, then the "chorus" is like:

A devil's [Ab5]woman
With the devil's [Ebm]curse
Satan's [Ab5]lady
She was the devil's [Ebm]nurse

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Roll On (J.J. Cale)

Verse:
AADD
AEAA

Chorus ("roll on, just keep rolling on"):
DDAA
DDEE

I wonder how come then it's marked as key of F# in the set list of Seattle 2009?

Strange Days (J.J. Cale)

Strange [B]days
That's come up[E]on us
Strange  [B]ways
This time of [E]ours
There is no [A]meaning
For this to [E]happen
Strange [B]days
It seems so [E]far
Used to [A]be
Everything was [E]falling
Right in [B]place
Where it all would [E]be
Something's [A]changed
I sometimes [E]wonder
Could I get [B]back
Where we used to [E]be

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ain't Love Funny (J.J. Cale)


Intro: D (except a drop to G at the very end)

[D]She brings me flowers from the waterwell
etc....
Aint' love [A]funny that [D]way
This [Bm]woman's touch, [F#]it is too much
Tingles right to the [Bm]bone
Her [Bm]hand's so slight with a [F#]wink in her eyes
Keeps me comin' back [Bm]home

Crying (J.J. Cale)

Not many would kick off an album with this sad and simple "reggae" ditty...?

Anyway, not much for me to say, but I'll say it anyway.

To me this just stays on the one... which is Gm, upstrummed on the high strings (like xxx333, for example).

The bas(s)ic bass riff is:
G.. D.. F G x
...where the x denotes a muted note.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

This Town (J.J. Cale)

The basic chord progression is
4 times |Fm      | Bb Fm|
where, for the first Fm chord, pick through the chord, so these notes before changing to Bb chord:
F, C, Eb, C.

Then I think it's this the "chorus":
| Fm     | Ab      | Fm     | Ab
| Fm     | Bb Fm|
| Fm     | Bb Fm|

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Since You Said Goodbye (J.J. Cale)

This is a simple 8-bar blues in E:
E E E E
A B E E

Yeah, a nice solo in there, in E minor pentatonic. Played with a wah wah pedal, I think? Anyway, a classic JJ tone of old.

Santa Cruz (J.J. Cale)

This goes approximately like this:
Em | G A | ... endlessly.


Except for the "Well we didn't play long it booed too soon" part:

[A]we didn't play long it [Em]booed too soon
etc.
ending with:
[A]I thought we had played his [Em]favorite song[B]

Friday, April 15, 2011

Keys to JJ songs tabbed so far

So, here's the list of keys to the tabbed songs on this blog.


I am not listing minors separately. So I am technically wrong on many of them. So key of Am I consider to be just key of A, not key of C of key of Am etc.


No songs in C# then, eh? Maybe Cloudy day is? Don't know, haven't tabbed it, but the tab on the net kicks of with C#m. 



Key of E is the top choice, then... well, blues in E is the basic vehicle for blues guitarists... did Lightning Hopkins every do anything but? Jimmie Lee Vaughan does play in other keys too, but it's only becayse he owns a capo. :D


...and for something rather different, here's also a nice "Drifter's wife" cover I found the other day: 



Change your mind (J.J. Cale)


Sounds like a simple three chord ditty in E:
[E]I detect a side-effect of a [A]complicated life
[E]The edge is on, [A]sharp as a knife
[E]Underground tremor, [B]stop it with a dime
[A]Hey girl, call me if you change your [E]mind
(Now added the key of the song as a search key to this post, will add to all others too. So If one wants to play in key of E, just click on the "key of E" label to see all post with songs in key of E. etc) 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Closer To You (J.J. Cale)

Hi, ...it's been a while!

This little ditty appears to go like this:
Verse: D C D
Chorus: G F G D


[D]Wish I was a stocking clanging to your [C]thigh
Everytime you'd move around I'd view you walking [D]by
etc.
[G]Closer, [F]closer, [G]closer to [D]you