Rockin Tabs Home

 :: Home > Tabs > C > Clapton, Eric > Motherless Child

Eric Clapton - Motherless Child


This tab has not yet been rated for accuracy.Sorry, but you must be logged in to rate this tab so we can tell which songs you've already voted on, which will help prevent cheating.
Click here to log-in, or you can click here to register.
(Registration is free)


Click here for a plain text version of this song (for better printing)

Add this tab to your list of favorite tabs




#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


Motherless Child
Eric Clapton
Boogieboy@aol.com and others

capo at 4th fret, but notes here are in the correct key.
Sometimes B is played with only the 4 bottom strings

  B           E7         F#7
--7--       --7--       --0--
--7--       --5--       --7--
--0--       --0--       --6--
--0--       --6--       --0--
--6--       --7--       --x--
--7--       --x--       --x--

Sometimes B is played like this, except first B of the verse:
  B
--7-7-7-7---7-7--
--7-7-7-7---7-7--
--0-0-0-0---0-0--
--0-0-6-0---0-0--
--6-0-0-0---0-6--
--7-7-7-7---7-7--


Intro: B B B
         (add 1/2 a B)
   B     (this time only) E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
        B              E7    E7                 B  B  B
If I mistreat you girl,   I sure dont mean no harm
            F#7                 F#7                    B  B  B
Well Im a motherless child who dont know right from wrong.

       B                  E7  E7                          B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
        B                  E7   E7                       B  B  B
Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night
         F#7                    F#7                 B  B  B
Well you didnt come home til the sun was shining bright.

          B            E7  E7            B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
B                      E7  E7                B  B  B
I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled
         F#7       F#7          B  B  B
Well these other lotta women gonna let my ham bones burn.

       B                  E7 E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       B                  E7  E7                   B  B  B
Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done
       F#7             F#7 F#7               B  B  B
Well I give you my jelly, he aint give you none.

             B            E7 E7                   B  B  B
And when you see two women always runnin hand in hand
        B            E7 E7                     B  B  B
And you see two women always running hand in hand
        F#7               F#7   F#7      B  B  B
You can bet your bottom dollar one

          B               E7 E7                       B  B  B
Well Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
     B               E7 E7                         B  B  B
Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair
           F#7                     F#7              B
And if the blues overtake me gonna rock away from there

End: E7 F#7 E7 B



Comments about this tab

No comments/corrections found. Add your own



2005 ZMG, Inc.- All Right Reserved - Privacy Statement