Black Water

Black Water Doobie Brothers

 

INTRODUCTION [play this phrase 4 times, with slight variations]

       Am7             D
     d-------0---------------0---------| 
     b-------1---------------3---------| 
     g-----0---------------2-----2-----| 
     D------------------------------| 
     A-0-------------------------2h3-| 
     D-----------3b----0---------------| 
       1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' ' 

     VERSE #1:

     D       Am7        D               Am7         D 
     Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'

     Am7        D           Am7           D 
     ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name

     Am7          D           Am7          D 
     Catfish are jumpin' that paddle wheel thumpin'

     Am7            D           Am7         D
     Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same

     CHORUS: 

     G
     Old black water, keep on rollin'   

     Bb                                            G 
     Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
                                                   Old black water,
                                                   keep on rollin'

     Bb                                            G 
     Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?
                                                   Old black water,
                                                   keep on rollin'

     Bb                                            A  '  '  Em7 
     Mississippi moon won't you keep on shinin' on me?

                   A            Em7               A     Em7
     Yeah, keep on shinin' your light, gonna make every thing

                        A                 Em7
     Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right

           D            Am7              D           Am7      A     Em7
     And I ain't got no worries 'cause I ain't in no hurry at all

       A
     d---------------------------------| 
     b-2---------------3p2-3p2---------|  then: INTRO (4 times with fiddle solo) 
     g-2-------------------------------| 
     D-2---------------4p2-4p2---------| 
     A-0-------------------------2h3---| 
     D---------------------------------| 
       1 ' ' ' 2 ' ' ' 3 ' ' ' 4 ' ' ' 

     VERSE #2

     D           Am7                D               Am7              D 
     Well, if it rains, I don't care, don't make no difference to me

                    Am7               D            Am7   D
     Just take that street car that's goin' up town        Yeah, I'd like to

     Am7             D             Am7           D 
     hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky tonk, and I'll be

     Am7                    D        Am7      D 
     buyin' everybody drinks all roun'-------

     CHORUS, followed by guitar/fiddle solos, then:

     ENDING [1: with music, 2/3: a capella, then with music, repeat and fade]:

     D           Am7             D                 Am7             
     I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland, pretty momma come and take me

     D                     Am7                      D
     by the hand,  by  the hand,     take me by the hand,
                (I want to honky-tonk)       (honky-tonk)

                            Am7                     D
     pretty momma, come and dance with your daddy all night long, I'd like to...
           (honky-tonk)                 (with you all night long)

     **Chords** 

        Am7  D   G  Bb  Em7  A
     d   0   0   5   3   0   0
     b   1   3   0   3   3   2
     g   0   2   0   0   0   2
     D   2   0   0   0   2   2
     A   0   x   x   1   2   0
     D   x   0   5   x   2   x

 

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