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Mary Willis and Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris. D D7 Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low G D Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low D G D Have you got the nerve to drive Papa McTell from your door My mother died and left me reckless My daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild Mother died and left me reckless Daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild No, I’m not good lookin’ I’m some sweet woman’s Angel child You’re a mighty mean woman, to do me this a way You’re a mighty mean woman, to do me this a way When I leave this town, pretty mama, I’m going away to stay While I loved a woman, better than even I’d ever seen I once loved a woman, better than even I’d ever seen Treat me like I was a king and she was a doggone queen Sister, tell your brother, brother tell your auntie now Auntie tell your uncle, uncle tell my cousin now, cousin tell my friend Goin’ up the country, mama, don’t you want to go?
It features an alternating bass line all throughout, with melodies improvised over the top.
Blind Willie Mctell chords & tabs
His mother remarried and had another son, but she died in bringing William back to Statesboro. Your email address will not be published. Willie sometimes strums chords with his thumb on the 2nd and 4th beats. The song is played in drop D tuning, but wil,ie entire guitar is lower than standard — C or there abouts.
Willie adds bars when ever he wants to, which adds to the atmosphere created by the non-chronological narrative of the lyrics. Here are the first two verses: I believe it is supposed to be in Open D?
Blind Willie McTell is an absolute legend of the blues. He would return to Statesboro often, but the town was in decline.
Blind Willie McTell
When William was 9, they moved to the nearby large town of Statesboro tabb was rapidly growing due to the cotton trade.
Minnie took the McTier name for her blind son and for herself, and moved to the tiny village of Stapleton, a few miles to the south. His unwed mother was 14 year old Minnie Watkins and his father, Eddie McTier was a moonshiner and gambler and left the family after a few months. This song is quite difficult, so take your time, get it working at a slow speed then work up to Willies pace.
One of the most accomplished of the Piedmont guitarists, his recorded works cover a wide range of styles and his 12 string playing has a delicacy that is unique among the early blues players. Most headed to Atlanta and Augusta and Willie followed them in Willlie a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
In John Lomax recorded him in a hotel room for the Library of Congress. Due to the generosity of neighbours and local businesses, William attended schools for the blind in Macon, Georgia, Michigan and New York where he learnt to read and write braille. Blind Willie was ta into the Blues Hall of Fame as a foundation member in Statesboro Blues is a masterpiece in every aspect.
The records were all successful, and were the start of a 30 year recording career. He left willoe a massive influence on Piedmont players, folk musicians and the blues as a whole. It has become one of the most influential blues songs ever recorded, nearly every line has been popularised by other artists either singularly, or as the mcteell for entire songs: The bo weevil is a major pest of cotton crops and in the early 20s it had hit the primary industry of rural Georgia hard.
He took to it like a duck to water, and by his early teens was good enough to play for money on the street. May take me a fair brown, may take me one or two more Big Eighty left Savannah, Lord, and did nctell stop You ought to saw that coloured fireman when he got that boiler hot You can reach over in the corner mama and hand me my travellin’ shoes You know by that, I’ve got them Statesboro blues Mama, sister got ’em, auntie got ’em Brother got ’em, friend got ’em, I got ’em Woke up this morning, we had them Statesboro blues I looked over in the corner, grandpa and grandma had ’em too.
Atlanta had a bustling music scene centred mtcell the infamous Decatur Street in the segregated part of town. Despite his blindness, willif took to the road as a teen, following travelling medicine shows.
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No williie, and thanks for having a look at the site! Minnie worked in the cotton fields, the primary industry in Georgia, and the only work available for share croppers after the end of slavery. The intro gets straight into the alternating bass with melodic riffs over the top that is a constant all throughout the song. What tuning is this tab in?
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William was born blind in one eye, and soon lost his sight in the other. The sillie bass line played n the beat by the thumb makes this song, so concentrate on absolutely nailing it.
Minnie was a competent guitar player, and started to teach William on a six string in Statesboro.