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Robert Johnson - Cross Roads Blues (Tab)
Submitter: eric_steinmetz (8) on 10/5/03
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Cross Road Blues    -   Written by Robert Johnson, 1936
Tabbed by: Eric Steinmetz

Comment:  No, it's not Cream or Eric Clapton.  
The original Crossroads was done one guitar with a slide.
check out Robert Johnson's original recordings.  
He only made 26: 
amoung them are 20/20 Blues, Riverside Blues and Cross Roads.


Done in "A" tuning - tune to open "A" E-C#-A-E-A-E
CAPO 2
 
 slide    1/2 bend     slide				   slide
|-------14------------------------------------------------------------|
|--/16--16---(15)-----------------------------------------------------|
|------------------16---/13----4-------444--4-4--4-4--4---------------|
|------------------------------4-------777--6-6--5-5--4---------------|
|----------------------------------2---------------------0--/4--------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------2----|


       	      p.m.             heavily muted~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------16-----------------4----------4----------4--------------|
|-------------16-----------------4----------4----------4--------------|
|-------------16-----------------4----------4----------4--------------|
|-------------14-----------------2----------2----------2--------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
	I    went       to    the          cross              road


  slide			  falloff   p.m.
|--/14--14--14--14--14--14--\---------------/14---14---14---14--14----|
|--/16--16--16--16--16--16--\--------2------/16---14---16---16--16----|
|--/16--16--16--16--16--16--\--------2------/16---16---16---16--16----|
|------------------------------------2--------------------------------|
|------------------------------------4--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
					       Fell down  on  my knees


						   1/2 bend
|--/14--14--14--14--14--14--14----------------------------------------|
|--/16--16--16--16--16--16--16-----4----4--4--2---2---------4---------|
|--/16--16--16--16--16--16--16-----4----4--4--2---4---(2)---4---------|
|----------------------------------2----2--2--2---2---------2---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


				       1/2 bend		    slide
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---4--4----2----2--2--4--------9---9----(9)------------7-------------|
|---2--2----2----4--2--2------------7-----------7---9---9-------------|
|---2--2----2----2--2--2------------------------7---7--------/2-------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------2--|
                      

B7                             E7		     B7
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
E7                                                  B7
I went down to the crossroads, fell down on my knees
F#7                               E7                   B7
Ask the lord up above for mercy, take me if you please.
B7 - F#7	
	
Verse
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.
	
Well I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
Well I'm going down to Rosedale, take my rider by my side
You can still buy a house baby, on the riverside.
	
You can run, you can run, tell my friends I'll be around
Run, you can run, tell my friends I'll be around
Well I'm standing at the crossroads, believe I'm sinking down. 
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