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Third Degree Tab
Let's start with the intro. Some piano parts are included - if you have no piano...

I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
I--------13/15~~-(13tr15)-13----------------------------------------------------------|I
I-12-12-----------------------(14)rb12-------------------------------10-12b(14)rb12---|p-I
I-(piano)--------(piano)---------------12-10h12-10h12-10h12-10h12-12------------------|I
I-----------------------------------------pick softly---------------------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
 0:00

I-------------------------------------------------------------------13--10--13--10----|I
I-------------------------------------10----------------------------12b-----12b-------|I
I-10-12----10-12b(14)rb12p10----10-12----12-10h12-9h10--------------------------------|I
I-------12-------------------12------------------------12-10tr12..--------------------|from G7 chord...-I
I--------------------------------------------------------------.piano.----------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
0:09

                                    (Bb9)(A9)   (Eb9)(D9)
I-------------------------------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|I
I-10----------------------------------13--12-------6--5----vocals start---------------|I
I----12-10----10h12-10----------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|I
I----------12----------12-10tr12...---12--11-------5--4-------------------------------|I
I-------------------------------------13--12-------6--5-------------------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
                        0:19

During the vocals we play a very soft rhythm guitar using downstrokes only:

D9
   Got me...

D9 G7                      Eb9 D9
      I c...

D9      A7
Got ...

  D9                        A9 G9
I ...

G9           A9 G9
   Bad love....
           D9
is ....

Short guitar break at 1:02 with a variation of our well known Blues starting riff, going 
to the root note at the high E-string and then back to the root note at the low E-string:

                                                                  (Bb9)(A9)
I-------------10------------10--13---10-----------------------------13--12----|I
I----------10----10-13b(15)-----12b-----10----10--------------------13--12----|I
I--12b(14)---------------------------------12----12-----------------13--12----|I
I---------------------------------------------------10--------------12--11----|I
I------------------------------------------------------128---------13--12----|I
I-----------------------------------------------------------10----------------|I
1:01

A9                        G9
  Well I just can't stay
G9                D9
  no more on this third degree

At 1:23 a variation of the above theme, than starting the next verse. Chords are the 
and guitar fills between area again versions of the above theme.

At 2:41 we have a solo, all around the D minor Blues scale at the 10th fret. It starts like:

I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
I-----------13/15-15-15~~~--13/15-13/15-13/15-13------------------------------13------|I
I--14-14-14--------------------------------------(14)rb12-10---------10-12/14---------|I
I------------------------------------------------------------12---12------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
 2:41

I-------------------------------------------------------------13--10------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------12b----10---------------|I
I--1412-10----10h12-10h12-10-------------------------------------------12-11----11---|I
I-----------12----------------12-10----------------------------------------^--12------|I
I-----------------------------------12-10--------8h10-8h10-8---------------major------|I
I-----------------------------------------13-10----------------------------note!------|I
                                                              2:54

I------------10------------10------13---13--13---10-----------------------------------|I
I---------10----10-13b(15)---------12b--12b-12b-----10-----10-------------------------|I
I-12b(14)----------------------------------------------12b----12b-12-10----10---------|etc..-I
I-----------------------------------------------------------------------12------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I
I-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|I

You now go on with the licks above. Remember to play fluid and clean, using small bends 
sometimes a major note. Build up and release tension, another short example from 3:35 
like:

I----13-15-17-15-17-15h17p15--13-15-13---------------|I
I-15-----------------------------------15-13-15~~~---|I
I----------------------------------------------------|I
I--------------------------------------------root----|I
I--------------------------------------------note----|I
I----------------------------------------------------|I
 3:35

The end is easy to figure out, a short lick up and down ending with the chords Eb9 / D9.

 
 
Eric Clapton - Third Degree Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Third Degree 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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