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Love In Vain Tab
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From: tron@elrayo.rhein-main.de (markus tron)

I thing Robert Johnson plays in standard tuning
and capoed his guitar somewhere...
I play it in G (standard tuning).


~Title:  Love in vain
Artist: Robert Johnson

INTRO:

e -|-10--10-10--9---9--9--9--9--9---8--|-8--8--8--8-----|
B -|-12--12-12--11--11-11-11-11-11--10-|-10-10-10-10----|
G -|-----------------------------------|-------------0--|
D -|-----------------------------------|----------------|
A -|-----------------------------------|----------------|
E -|-----------------------------------|----------------|

e -|-3--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3--|----2--2--2---------------|
B -|-------------------------|----1--1--1---------------|
G -|-------0-----------------|----2--2--2---------------|
D -|-------3-----2---2-3--1--|--0---------------0-------|
A -|-------------------------|------------------0-------|
E -|-------------------------|--------------------------|

						And I

FIRST VERSE:

e -|-3-----------------3-----|-1-----------------1------|
B -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
A -|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2------|
E -|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-----3------|

G    followed her to the    station

                                (xx)
e -|-1-----------------------|-1---1-1------------------|
B -|-3-----------------------|---3---3------------------|
G -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
A -|-2-----2-----2-----2-----|-2-----2-----2-----2------|
E -|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-----3------|

G7  with her suitcase in my hand                  And I


e -|-3-----3-----------3-----|-------3-----------1------|
B -|-------1-----------1-----|-1------------------------|
G -|-------------------------|--------------------------|
D -|-------------2-----2-----|-2-----------2-----2------|
A -|-3-----3-----3-----3-----|-3-----3-----3-----3------|
E -|-------------------------|--------------------------|

C   followed her to the station with her suitcase in my hand


e -|-------1-----------2-----|-3------------------------|
B -|-3-----3-----------1-----|--------------------------|
G -|-0-----------------------|--------------------------|
D -|-------------------0-----|--------------------------|
A -|-------------2-----------|-2-----2-----2------------|
E -|-3-----3-----3-----------|-3-----3-----3------------|

G7                                            Well, it's


e -|-3------------------------|
B -|--------------------------|
G -|-------------------3------|
D -|-2-----2-----2-----0------|
A -|-0-----0-----0-----0------|
E -|-------------0------------|

A7/5  hard to tell, it's hard to tell


e -|-----------------------------|
B -|-----------------------------|
G -|-----------------------------|
D -|-0-----0-----0-----0---------|
A -|-0-----0-----0-----0---------|
E -|-2---------------------------|

D7  when all your love's in vain.


e -|-------------------------|-------2-----2-----2------|
B -|-0----0-----0------------|-1-----1-----1-----1------|
G -|-------------------------|-2-----2-----2-----2------|
D -|-3----2-----1-----0------|-------0-----------0------|
A -|-------------------------|-------------------0------|
E -|-------------------------|--------------------------|

G   All my love's in vain


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additional lyrics:

When the train rolled up to the station, I looked her in the eye
When the train rolled up to the station, I looked her in the eye
Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome
and I could not help but cry
All my love's in vain


When the train left the station with two lights on behind
When the train left the station with two lights on behind
Well the blue light was my blues
and the red light was my mind
All my love's in vain


Ohh ho ho ho Willie Mae
Ohh ho ho ho Willie Mae
Ohh ho ho ho Willie Mae
All my love's in vain

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(xx): he's doing these "fills" throug out the whole song.
	  try to place these things for your own!


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The above is a very easy way to play that Robert Johnson song.
For a more detailed transcription I would recommend:
Scott Ainslie's "Robert Johnson complete guitar transcription".
It's NO book for beginners!

BTW listen to Bob Brozman's version of that song!!!
He plays it with a bottleneck and offers a lot of real
great slide licks in that song. I prefer to play Bob's
version of this song.

I hope this tab's not too bad, and you folks can work with it.

have fun

markus


PS: Any corrections or comments welcome!

Any Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher or Muddy Waters tab would be very welcome!


markus tron
tron@elrayo.rhein-main.de

blues and beyond?

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About the artist behind Love In Vain Tab:

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8, 1911 – August 16, 1938) is among the most famous of Delta blues musicians. His landmark recordings from 1936–1937 display a remarkable combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that have influenced generations of musicians. Johnson's shadowy, poorly documented life and death at age 27 have given rise to much legend.

Considered by some to be the "Grandfather of Rock 'n' Roll", his vocal phrasing, original songs, and guitar style have influenced a broad range of musicians, including John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, The Rolling Stones, Paul Butterfield, The Band, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Robert Palmer and Eric Clapton, who called Johnson "the most important blues musician who ever lived".[1] He was also ranked fifth in Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[2] He is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[3]

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