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Backwater Blues


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Standard tuning Capo: 4 E7: 020130 A7: X02020 B7: X21202 She plays a little riff with E7 and A7: E7 ------0--0--0--0-- ------3--3--2--0-- ------1--1--1--1-- ------2--2--2--2-- ------2--2--2--2-- --0--------------- A7 ------2--2--0--0-- ------0--0--0--3-- ------0--0--0--0-- ------2--2--2--2-- --0--------------- ------------------ E7 A7 E7 It rained five days and the sky turned black as night A7 E7 It rained five days and the sky turned black as night B7 A7 E7 There's some trouble taking place in the lowlands at night I woke up this morning, couldn't even get out of my door Woke up this morning, couldn't even get out of my door Sometimes there's so much trouble, a poor girl don't know where to go They rowed a little boat about five miles across the farm They rowed a little boat about five miles across the farm I packed up all my clothes and they rowed me right along It thunders and lightnings and the wind begins to blow It thunders and lightnings and the wind begins to blow There's about a thousand people there, and they ain't got nowhere to go I went up and stood on a high and lonesome hill I went up and stood on a high and lonesome hill I looked down below me on the house I used to live That's how the blues done caused me to pack up my things and go Blues done caused me to pack up my things and go My poor house is gone, I can't live there no more My poor house is gone, I can't live there no more My poor house is gone, I can't live there no more


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