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dave van ronk
back water blues
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difficulty: beginner



                Intro: F7

F#7                                B7                     F#7

Well it rained five days and the skies turned dark as night

B7                                                        F#7

Yes it rained five days and the skies turned dark as night

C#7                     B7                           F#7

There's a trouble takin' place in the lowlands at night

F#7                            B7                     F#7

I woke up this mornin', couldn't even get out of my door

B7                                                     F#7

Yes woke up this mornin', couldn't even get out of my door

C#7                       B7                       F#7

Trouble make a poor boy wonder where he want to go

F#7                                B7                     F#7

And it thundrin and lightnin' and the wind began to blow

B7                                                      F#7

Yes it thundered and lightnined' and the wind began to blow

C#7                     B7                           F#7

And there's a thousand people ain't got no place to go

F#7                                B7                     F#7

Well they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond

B7                                                        F#7

Yes they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond

C#7                     B7                           F#7

Yes I packed my clothes, throwed them in it and they rowed me along

F#7                         B7               F#7

I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill

B7                                                     F#7

You know I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill

C#7                                     F#7   (Fill here)

Yes I looked on the old house were I used to live

(This verse has a different picking pattern, but the chords are the same)

F#7                                B7               F#7

Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go

B7                                                  F#7

Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go

C#7                     B7                           F#7

Yes my house fell down and I can't live there no more

F#7                                B7                     F#7

Mmm, I can't move no more

B7                                                        F#7

Mmm, I can't move no more

C#7                     B7                           F#7



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