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Ramblin On My Mind
[Rhythm guitar]
(This is the basic riff, played with some variations. You can use also other fitting riffs
or start with playing chords. Try them out)

 E7                     A7                     B7
e|-------------------|  |-------------------|  |-------------------|
B|-------------------|  |-------------------|  |----0-0--0-0--0----|
G|-------------------|  |-------------------|  |-------------------|
D|-------------------|  |--2-2-4-4-5-5-0----|  |-------------------|
A|--2-2-4-4-5-5-0----|  |--0-0-0-0-0-0---4--|  |--2---2------------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0---3b-|  |-------------------|  |----------------3--|

[Intro]
(The intro starts with with a double stop (two notes played together) combined with a
bending on one of the notes, followed by some common Blues licks)

e|---7--7--|-7--7--7\----0-|-----------------------|-----------|------------------|
B|---8b-8b-|-8b-8b-8\------|-----------------------|-----------|------0---0-0-----|
G|---------|---------------|-----------------------|---0h1-2-3-|-4\---------------|
D|---------|---------------|-0tr2--0h2-------------|-2---------|------------------|
A|---------|-----------2---|-----------2-1-0-------|-----------|----2---2-----2h4-|
E|---------|---------------|-----------------3b-0--|-----------|--------------0---|
                          |- piano starts here                            I've got

[Verse 1]
 E7                  A7                   E7                        E7
e|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------------|--------------------|-----0tr1-2-0tr1---------|-----0tr1-2 0tr1---------|
D|-------------------|--2-2-4-4-5-5-0-----|-------------------0-1-2-|-------------------0-1-2-|
A|-2-2-4-4-5-5-0-----|--0-0-0-0-0-0---4---|-----------------2-------|-----------------2-------|
E|-0-0-0-0-0-0---3b--|--------------------|-0-0---------------------|-0-0---------------------|
ramblin'                 I've got ramblin'                                            I've got
                              all on my mind

 A7                  A7                   E7                        E7
e|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------2---|---------------2----|-----0tr1-2 0tr1---------|-----0tr1-2 0tr1---------|
D|-2-2-4-4-5-5-4---2-|-2-2-4-4-5-5-4---2--|-------------------0-1-2-|-------------------0-1-2-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0--|-----------------2-------|-----------------2-------|
E|-------------------|--------------------|-0-0---------------------|-0-0---------------------|
ramblin'                 I've got ramblin                                          Is to leave
                              all on my mind

 B7                  A7                          A7                        A7
e|-------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------|
B|---0-0--0-0--0-----|---------------------------|-------------------------|----0---0----------|
G|-------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|----2-2-2----------|
D|-------------------|-2---2----2--4b-2-4-2---2--|------0-1-2-0------------|--2----------0-1-2-|
A|-2---2---------3b--|-0-0---/4-------------4----|--------------2-1-0------|-----------2-------|
E|-------------------|---------------------------|--0-0---------------3b-0-|-------------------|
my baby,            'cause she treats me so unkind                                    I'm goin'

[Verse 2]
(I'm goin') down to the station,
catch that old fast milk train, you'll see.
I'm going down to the station,
catch that old fast milk train, you'll see.
I've got the (continued as following:)

 B7
e|-----------2---2-------|---------------------------|-0-----------------------|---------------|
B|---0-0---0---0---------|---------------------------|--------------------0----|---0---0-0--0--|
G|-------2---------------|---------------------------|------0tr1-1-2-2-3-------|---------------|
D|-----------------2-0-1-|-2-2--4-4--5-5--0----------|-------------------------|---------------|
A|-----------------------|-0-0--0-0--0-0-------------|-----------2-3-3-4-------|-2---2---2-----|
E|-----------------------|------------------0--------|-0--0--------------------|---------------|
Blues about Miss So 'n So, and the sun got the Blues 'bout me.

[Solo]
(He plays around 1 note (!) doing full, half and quarter bends.
To keep the tab in a comfortable length, I've used (only for this song)
bf for a full-tone bend,
bh for a half tone bend,
bq for a quarter tone bend and
hb for hold bend, that means pick the string after bending it.
It's a good idea to practice these bends before playing the solo. I think it's impossible to
make an absolute exact tab of this solo, you must listen to the record)

e|----------------|----------------------------------|
B|----8bh---8bh---|-10bf-10hb-10---------------------|
G|-/9-----9-------|----------------------------------|
D|----------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------------|----------------------------------|
E|----------------|----------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-10hb-10hb-10hb-8-8bh-10hb-10bh-10bq-10br-8-10-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

(If you have problems with the scale at this position, you can also play it like)

e|--------------------|----------------------------|
B|--------------------|----------------------------|
G|-----12bh-----12bh--|-14bf-14bh-14bh-etc.--------|
D|-/14------/14-------|----------------------------|
A|--------------------|----------------------------|
E|--------------------|----------------------------|

e|-----------------------|-7-5--------------------------|---------------|
B|-10br-8---8-10-8-----5-|-----7rb-5---7-7bf-bh-7-5-7---|-7bf-7hb-7br-5-|
G|--------9---------/6---|-----------6----------------6-|---------------|
D|-----------------------|------------------------------|---------------|
A|-----------------------|------------------------------|---------------|
E|-----------------------|------------------------------|---------------|

e|-----7---------7--------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|-7bf---7hb-7bf---7hb-5----5-7--7bf-7bf-5-5-5--7bh-----|----3-3-----------------------|
G|------------------------6--------------------------6--|-/4-----\2-2-2tr0-------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|------------------2---0h2-----|
A|------------------------------------------------------|--------------------2---------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|

e|-----0--0-----0-0-----0-0---|----------------|
B|---0----0-------0-------0---|-0---0--0---0---|
G|----------3p2-----3p2-------|-1--------2-----|
D|----------------------------|----------------|
A|----------------------------|---2-2------2---|
E|-0--------------------------|----------------|

[Ending]
e|------------------------------3/4----|
B|------------------------------2/3----|
G|---0tr1-------2----3----4\----3/4----|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|------2-------3-3--4-4--5\-----------|
E|-0-------3b-0------------------------|


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| b   Bend
| \   Slide down
| h   Hammer-on
| tr  Trill
| /   Slide up
| br  Bend release
| p   Pull-off

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Eric Clapton - Ramblin On My Mind :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Ramblin On My Mind:

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is a English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time[2], Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[3] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[4]

Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae (Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"). Clapton also achieved fame with Derek and the Dominos through the hit song "Layla".

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