#1
Been looking all over hell and back to find out how to play dekalb blues by ledbelly. I cant figure out the fingerpicking style or what chords he is using. Does anyone know of somewhere to get them ? Or a online lesson for this song.
Thanks much
Steve
Last edited by sinister_steve at Apr 16, 2014,
#3
Thanks for the reply. I would need some type of software to lower the voice of the singing because I cant hear what he is doing with his fingerpicking in the song. I have spent quite a few hrs trying to figure it out even tuning my guitar down like he played but just cant get it.
#4
It may be C7 F7 G7 but not fully sure what he is doing with them. If anyone could listen to the song and let me know if im way off or has any info to give me on it please do so.
Thanks
#7
I keep reading his songs are not hard to learn but this one is not easy I tell yoy what. Ill pay someone to tab this out right with the picking and words as this is really getting to me lol
#9
I know I will get crucified for this but this is the way I play it with variations.... however, in standard tuning this is the basic way I play it.... I don't know what tuning Leadbelly is in ...
By the way, you can also play it without the 7th chords and just use B, E, F#...


SONG:   DE KALB BLUES
ARTIST: LEADBELLY
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

                 DE KALB BLUES
                   LEADBELLY

E -----------
B -----------
G -----------
D -----------
A --2-1------
E -------2-1-

VERSE:
B7                  E7               B7
De Kalb blues, lord, make me feel so bad
B7        E7                          B7
De Kalb blues, lord, make me feel so bad
         F#7              E7               B7  E7  B7
Just to think about the times I once have had


VERSE:
Wasn't for the powder and the straighnin' comb
Wasn't for the powder and the straighnin' comb
Lord, these De Kalb women would not have no home


VERSE:
Buy me a pistol, get me a Gatlin' gun
Buy me a pistol, get me a Gatlin' gun
Ever catch you, baby, we gonna have some fun


VERSE:
Some folks told me De Kalb blues ain't bad
Some folks told me De Kalb blues ain't bad
It's the worriest blues that I ever had

VERSE:
If the blues was whiskey, I'd stay drunk all the time
If the blues was whiskey, I'd stay drunk all the time
Stay drunk, baby, to get you off my mind

VERSE:
Look here, baby, what more can I do?
Look here, baby, what more can I do?
Well, I had five dollars and I gave you two

Last edited by DON CZARSKI at May 3, 2014,