Mudcat Café message #434419 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32767   Message #434419
Posted By: Mark Clark
06-Apr-01 - 01:44 AM
Thread Name: Turn Mudcat around now!
Subject: RE: Turn Mudcat around now!
John, Sometimes the simple ones are the prettiest.

Here is one Big Bill Broonzy used quite a bit. You can hear this one use in his "Saturday Evening Blues." I play the the G and the first D7 as thumbed chords.

Big Bill's Turnaround in G

     G7      G       D7      G               D7        
E 7 7 3 3 5 5 3 | |
B 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 | 3 |
G 7 7 4 4 5 5 4 | 5 |
D 5 5 4 4 5 | 4 |
A 5 5 5 5 5 | 3 5 5 |
E 3 3 5 5 3 | |

That song, "Saturday Evening Blues," contains one of the sadest verses I think I've ever heard.

Her picture's still on my dresser and her gown's still on my bed,
Her picture's still on my dresser and her gown is still on my bed,
I wonder if my baby's livin', or if my little baby's dead.

      - Mark