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Shes Waiting
SHE?S WAITING
Eric Clapton

from the album "Behind the Sun" (1985)

transcribed by Steve Garner ([email protected])

Main riff (played during intro & chorus):

G               C    Dm      C
|---3--3----3--3---------5--5-----------------|
|---3--3----3--3----5----6--6----5--5---------|
|---4--4----4--4----5----7--7----5--5---------|
|---5--5----5--5----5----7--7----5--5---------|
|---5--5----5--5----3----5--5----3--3---------|
|---3--3----3--3------------------------------|

The main riff can also be played using regular chord formations:

|---3--3----3--3----0----1--1----0--0----------|
|---3--3----3--3----1----3--3----1--1----------|
|---0--0----0--0----0----2--2----0--0----------|
|---0--0----0--0----2----0--0----2--2----------|
|---2--2----2--2----3------------3--3----------|
|---3--3----3--3-------------------------------|

INTRO: play main riff 6x

CHORUS (w/main riff):

She?s waiting for another love
She?s waiting for another love

Verse #1:

Dm         Am          C       G
She?s been waiting for another love
Dm          Am            C        G
Someone that she can show into her heart
Dm           Am              C        G
And when she finally finds a stronger love
Dm         Am            C       G
Your whole world?s gonna fall apart

Chorus (w/main riff):

She?s waiting for another love
She?s waiting for another love

Verse #2:

Dm           Am             C       G
You?ve been abusing her for far too long
Dm            Am       C           G
Think you?re a king, she?s your throne
Bb        F         C
Get ready now cause pretty soon
Bb            (Am) F    (Am)(Bb) (F)  G
She?ll be gone and you?ll be on your own

Chorus (w/main riff):

She?s waiting for another love
She?s waiting for another love

Guitar solo:

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----12h13-12-13b(15)~~--13-12-13-12-----------------|
|--12---------------------------------12-12b(14)~~~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--14b(16)r14--12----12~~-----------------------------|
|-----------------14-----12---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----12h13-12-13b(15)~~--13-12-13-12-----------------|
|--12---------------------------------12-12b(14)~~~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------15~~~-----|
|----------------------------15-----15b(17)-----------|
|--14b(16)r14--12----14b(16)--------------------------|
|-----------------14----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

Verse #3:

Dm         Am            C      G
I see the hunger burning in her eyes
Dm     Am               C            G
Any fool could see there?s something wrong
Bb       F               C
You keep pretending that nothing can
Bb             (Am)  F  (Am)(Bb) (F)   G
But I will hear you sing a different song

Main riff x2

(the song changes key at this point)

Main riff after key change:

A               D    Em      D
|---5--5----5--5---------7--7------------------|
|---5--5----5--5----7----8--8----7--7----------|
|---6--6----6--6----7----9--9----7--7----------|
|---7--7----7--7----7----9--9----7--7----------|
|---7--7----7--7----5----7--7----5--5----------|
|---5--5----5--5-------------------------------|

Again, you can also play the riff using standard chord forms:

|---0--0----0--0----2----0--0----2--2----------|
|---2--2----2--2----3----0--0----3--3----------|
|---2--2----2--2----2----0--0----2--2----------|
|---2--2----2--2----0----2--2----0--0----------|
|---0--0----0--0---------2--2------------------|
|------------------------0--0------------------|

Outro chorus (w/main riff, gradual fade to backing vocals):

She?s waiting for another love
She?s waiting for another love

(Waiting for another lover)
(Hoping for a time that she?ll find another)....

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PERFORMANCE NOTES:

- If you play this song with 2 guitarists, have one play
  the chords as shown above, and have the other person
  do some picking around the chord shapes. This helps to
  spice up the tune and add some layering. You can hear
  an electric picking the chord shapes on the recording.

- During the guitar solo and the outro chorus, the rhythm
  guitarist should add a few quick extra stabs while playing
  the G-chord in the main riff (listen to the song to hear
  exactly what this variation sounds like).

- The chords in brackets in verses 2 and 3 are more or less
  what the bass plays, and they act as transitions between the
  main chords. You can play these bracketed chords if you like,
  but it can be a bit tricky to make this fast series of changes.

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About the artist behind Shes Waiting:

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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