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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?

His mother remarried and had another son, but she died in bringing William back to Statesboro.

The song starts of nice and gentle and is hammering along by the end. 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. 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 inspiration for entire songs: 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.


Despite his blindness, he took to the road as a teen, following travelling medicine shows.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The alternating bass line played n the beat by the thumb makes this song, so concentrate on absolutely nailing it.

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The records were all successful, and were the start of a 30 year recording career. Willie adds bars when ever he wants to, which adds to the atmosphere created by the non-chronological narrative of the lyrics.

What tuning is this tab in? The entire time the melody lines are played with an almost atb feel to them.

Willie was a master of Piedmont playing, so the song requires a strong right hand technique. Statesboro Blues is a masterpiece in every aspect.

In Atlanta Willie switched from the six string to the louder twelve string guitar and performed on street corners, fish fries, blacks-only clubs and at his local church every Sunday. William was born blind in one eye, and soon lost his sight in the other. Between schoolings he stayed on the road working for minstrel and medicine shows, and playing on the street in the towns he visited. The intro gets straight into the alternating bass with melodic riffs over the top that is a constant all throughout the song.

Taj Mahall covered Statesboro Blues inas did the Allman Brothers in — a version which is generally regarded as one of the best slide blues songs of all time. 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 Mctell chords & tabs

Notify me of new mcell by email. Blind Willie was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame as a foundation member in 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.

When William was 9, they moved ,ctell the nearby large town of Statesboro which was rapidly growing due to the cotton trade. The progression is a 12 bar, but Willie adds bars here and there and improvises around similar themes.


Minnie was a competent guitar player, and started to teach William on a six string in Statesboro. He took to it like a duck to water, and by his early teens was good enough to play for money on the street. Your email address will not be published. It features an alternating bass line all throughout, with mcgell improvised over the top.

The other sections are fairly consistent — G section, back to D, then the turnaround of 5th fret D voicing and a descending on the beat bass run in G. Finger picked acoustic blues tabs. The guitar is a prefect example of Piedmont playing, the singing is mournful and lonesome, and the songwriting is absolutely first mctelp.

Most headed to Atlanta and Augusta and Willie followed them in Mary Willis and Alfoncy and Bethenea Harris. He left behind a massive influence on Piedmont players, folk musicians and the blues as a whole.