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Pretty Blue Eyes Tab
PRETTY BLUE EYES
Eric Clapton

from the album "There's One in Every Crowd" (1975)


transcribed by Steve Garner ([email protected])


CHORDS USED:    A  = x02220     E7 = 022130
                D  = xx0232     Bm = x24432
                G  = 320033

INTRO:
(listen to recording to get exact strumming pattern)

             A                                  A
|----------0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------------0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---------|
|----------2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2------------2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2---------|
|----------2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2------------2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2---------|
|----------2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2------------2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2---------|
|------0---0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--------0---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0---------|
|--0-2-------------------------0-2--------------------------0-2--|


MAIN RHYTHM FIGURE:
(listen to recording to get exact strumming pattern)

 Gtr.I (rhythm)
    A          E7                               A
|---0--0-0-0---0--0-0--0----0-0--0-0---0--0-0-0-0------------------|
|---2--2-2-2---3--3-3--3----3-3--3-3---2--2-2-2-2------------------|
|---2--2-2-2---1--1-1--1----1-1--1-1---2--2-2-2-2------------------|
|---2--2-2-2---2--2-2--2----2-2--2-2---2--2-2-2-2------------------|
|---0--0-0-0---2--2-2--2----2-2--2-2---0--0-0-0-0------------------|
|--------------0--0-0--0----0-0--0-0-------------------------------|
|                                                                  |
|Gtr.II (lead)                                                     |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--9b(10)r9--7----------------------7--9-----7---------------------|
|---------------9--7-------7--7--9--------9------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|


HARMONY VOCALS SECTION:

  D           Bm   G           A   D          Bm   G             A
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-7--5--3-------|----------7--5-|-7--5--3-------|----5--7--10--10-|
|-7--6--4--2--4-|-4--6--7--7--6-|-7--6--4--2--4-|-7--6--7---9---9-|
|----------4--5-|-5--7--7-------|----------4--5-|-7---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|

 D           Bm   G           A   D          Bm   G             A
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-7--5--3-------|----------7--5-|-7--5--3-------|----5--7--12--10-|
|-7--6--4--2--4-|-4--6--7--7--6-|-7--6--4--2--4-|-7--6--7--11---9-|
|----------4--5-|-5--7--7-------|----------4--5-|-7---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|


SONG SETUP:

(Play intro figure x1)

(Play main rhythm fig. x4)


Verse #1:

A             E7                    A
Left alone to cry while he goes out singing
A                 E7                       A
And she don't see why a wedding bell ain't ringing


(play main rhythm fig. X2)


Verse #2:

A               E7                         A
Left alone to cry while he goes out rocking
A                 E7                   A
And she can't see why it ain't her he's socking


(play main rhythm fig. x2)

(play harmony vocals section x2)

(play main rhythm fig. x2)


Verse #3:

A             E7                          A
Left alone to cry, life don't seem worth living
A                 E7                         A
It's time to say goodbye, you've done enough forgiving


(play main rhythm fig. x2)

(play harmony vocals section x2)

(play main rhythm fig. w/acoustic solo until fade)


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PERFORMANCE NOTES:

The main rhythm figure ends abruptly just before the switch
to the harmony vocals section. Listen to the recording to hear
exactly where you should stop.

In the tab for the lead guitar during the harmony section,
the bottom notes are optional. You can play them to add a fuller
sound to the guitar part. Listen to the recording to hear where
these bottom notes would sound best added in.

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About the artist behind Pretty Blue Eyes Tab:

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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