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The Ballad Of Curtis Loew Tab
The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Words and music by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant

tabbed by Jason Deere-(OK there's more guitars than this but I'll tab them later)
I LOVE THIS SONG!!


        Gtr. 1 (Elec) Clean Tone w/ Slide A                      E5     
E---||---------------------------------|--------------------------------
B---||---------------------------------|--------------------------------
G---||-----13---/---1311--9--9/11~~~--|---------9---/13--1311--9------
D---||---------------------------------|--9--11-----9-------------------
A---||---------------------------------|--------------------------------
E---||---------------------------------|--------------------------------
                                                                        
                 E                              B7                      
E-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------
B-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------
G---/-/13~~~--|~~~------------------------|-----------------------------
D-------------|--------(13)--------------|-----------------------------
A-------------|---------------------------|-----------------------------
E-------------|-------------------7/9-----|-----11----------------------
     1. Well I used to wake...                before the rooster crowed,

                    E                           A                       
E----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------
B----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------
G----------------|---------------------------|--------------------------
D----/6-----54--|---------------------------|--------------------------
A----------------|--7------------------/4---|--0-----0--0--------------
E----------------|---------------------------|--------------0--2--------
                     Searchin' for soda bottles, get myself some dough--

    F#7              E                                           B7     
E--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
B--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
G--------------|--------------------------------------76-----|--4------
D--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
A--------------|----------------------------------------------|---------
E---------42--|-----0----------------------------------------|---------
                       Run em' down to the corner,               down to

                                           A                            
E------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------
B------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------
G---~~~~~~---------------------------|-----2~~~~~~~~~--|----------------
D---------------------/6-----64--2--|-----------------|----------------
A------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------
E------------------------------------|-----------------|----------------
the country store,                        Cash em' in, and give my money to

               Verse:  E          B7                A        G    E     
E-----------------||--------------------------|-------------------------
B-----------------||--------------------------|-------------------------
G-----------------||*-------------------------|-------------------------
D-----------------||*-------------------------|-------------------------
A------4--2-------||-------/4-----2-----------|-----0-------------------
E------------3---||---0----------------------|--------------3---0-----
a man...            2. Old Curt was a black man, with white curly hair.
                    3. He looked to be sixty,    and maybe I was ten.
                    4. On the day ole Curtis died, nobody came to pray.


                                B7         D                    A       
E---------|------------------------------|----------------------0-------
B---------|------------------------------|------------------------------
G---------|------------------------------|/11--------(11)---------2----
D---------|------------------------------|------------------------------
A---------|/7-----------54-----2--------|------------------------------
E---------|------------------------------|------------------------------
            When he had a fifth of wine, he did not have a care.
            Mama used to whoop me,      but I'd go see him again.            
            Ole preacher said some words, and they chunked him in the clay

       G           E(Rhy Fig 1A)  B7             A        G       E     
E---------0-----|--0--------0-----------------|-------------------------
B------2--------|-----------0-----4-----x-----|-------------------------
G---2--------2--|-----------------4-----x-----|-------------------------
D---------------|-----------------4-----x-----|--------2----------------
A---------------|-----------------------------|--0----------------------
E---------------|-----------------------------|-----------3------0-----
                 He used to own an old do-bro, used to play... 
                 I'd clap my hands, stomp my feets, try to stay in time,
                 Well he lived a lifetime, playin' the black man's blues.

                                B7                       E              
E---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------
B---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------
G---------|---------------------------------|--7-----7--9--------------
D---------|---------------------------------|--7--------9--------------
A---------|/7~~~--------54-----2~~~~~~-----|---------------------------
E---------|---------------------------------|---------------------------
           I give old Curt my money he'd play all day for me
           He'd play me a song or two, then take another drink of wine.
           And on the day he lost his life, that's all he had to lose.

    End Rhy Fig. 1A      A(Begin Rhy Fig. 2)      E                     
E---------------------||------------------------|----------------9------
B---------------------||/14~~~~~~--------14-----|/9~~~~~~-----9---------
G---------------7-----||-----------------14-----|-9---------------------
D---9--9--9--9--------||------------------------|-----------------------
A---------------------||------------------------|-----------------------
E---------------------||------------------------|-----------------------
              Chorus:  Play me a song, Curtis Loew, Curtis Loew.      


                  A                            E                        
E------7-------|----------------------------|----------------------9----
B---------87--|--5~~~~~~-------------------|------------------/9-------
G--------------|--------------6-----4-------|---------------------------
D--------------|-----------------------5/6--|---------------------------
A--------------|----------------------------|--7------------------------
E--------------|----------------------------|---------------------------
          1,2: Well I got your drinkin money, so tune up your dobro.           
            3: I wish that you was here so, everyone would know.

                            A                         E                 
E------12----------------|-------------------------|--------------------
B----------12------------|-------------------------|--------------------
G--------------1211/13--|--9~~~~~~-----6--4-------|--------------------
D------------------------|--------------------5/6--|--2--------5--------
A------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------
E------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------
                       People said he was useless,them people are    


       F#7                          E         D            A            
E-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------
B-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------
G-----------------------------|-----13~~~~~~--11~~~~~~--|--6------------
D----/4-----(4)h6p4-----------|-------------------------|-----7---------
A-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------
E-----------------------------|-------------------------|---------------
     the fools------.       'Cause Curtis Loew..finest....ever 
                    3rd time:Cause Curtis you're...finest...ever

                  E  End Rhy Fig 2                  D                   
E-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------
B-----------------------|---------------------------------------|--7----
G---6-------------------|---/13-----1311-----9-----9/11~~~-----|-------
D------64--2-----2-----|---------------------------------------|-------
A-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------
E-----------------------|---------------------------------------|-------
   play the blues....                                                                        


                   A  E                                                 
E--------------------------9-----7--------||----------------------------
B---------7-----------7/9-----------87---||----------------------------
G---7--------7-----9---------------------*||----------------------------
D------7---------------------------------*||----------------------------
A-----------------------------------------||----------------------------
E-----------------------------------------||----------------------------
                                                                        
                                                                        

    After 2nd time thru Chorus, play this:           A                  
E---||---------------------------------7----------|---------------------
B---||------------------------------------87-----|---------------------
G---||---/13-----1311-----9---/11----------------|--9~~~~~~~~~--12-----
D---||--------------------------------------------|---------------------
A---||--------------------------------------------|---------------------
E---||--------------------------------------------|---------------------
                                                                        

                Guitar Solo!    B7           A                G         
E---------------|/12~~~--14/16--14~~~/16--|--(16)14--12----------------
B-------12--14--|-------------------------|---------------14------------
G---13----------|-------------------------|-------------------1211-----
D---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------
A---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------
E---------------|-------------------------|-----------------------------
                                                                        


    E                                    B7                 D           
E--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------
B--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------
G---9--6--4----|------------6-------------------------|-----------------
D------------6|-----64/6---/6---/6-----4~~~--(4)/6--|---/64--2-------
A--------------|--------------------------------------|------------0----
E--------------|--------------------------------------|-----------------
                                                                        


            E                               B7          A       G       
E-----------------------|--------9--------------------------------------
B--------------------5--|/97/9-----7/9-----7~~~---/87/8/7--5----------
G--------------6--4-----|---------------------------------------6--4----
D-----------------------|-----------------------------------------------
A---2-------------------|-----------------------------------------------
E------3/4--0-----------|-----------------------------------------------
                                                                        


          E             E                      B7                       
E-----------------9--|--12~~~-----19--0/15--0--1412--------------------
B---5--5~~~--8/9-----|---------0----------------------12--12------------
G--------------------|----------------------------------------1211-----
D--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
E--------------------|--------------------------------------------------
                                                                        


       D        E             Then:  Hold this bend ---                 
E---|---------------------||--|-----------------------------------------
B---|---------------------||--|-------17--------------------------------
G---|--9--6--4------------||--|--16^------16-----(16)-------------------
D---|-----------7---2/---||--|-----------------------------------------
A---|---------------------||--|-----------------------------------------
E---|---------------------||--|-----------------------------------------
                                                                        


    Hold--------------------                                            
E--------------------------------------------|--------------------------
B--------------12----------------------------|--------------------------
G---11^--(11)------11--(11)--9h11--(11)^-----|--------------------------
D--------------------------------------------|--------------------------
A--------------------------------------------|--------------------------
E--------------------------------------------|--------------------------
                                                                        


    Hold-----------------                          Bend & Release       
E------------------------------------|--12--9---------------------------
B--------17---------------17-----12--|--12-----12-----------------------
G---16^------16--(16)----------------|-------------11^--(11)-----9------
D------------------------------------|----------------------------------
A------------------------------------|----------------------------------
E------------------------------------|----------------------------------
                                                                        


               Hold-----------------              Prebend & Release     
E--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------
B--------|----------17---------------|----------------------------------
G---~~~--|-----16^------16--(16)-----|---------9--11--(11)/13-----15----
D--------|---------------------------|--9--11---------------------------
A--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------
E--------|---------------------------|----------------------------------
                                                                        


                                                                        
E-----------|--12--------------9--7---------------|---------------------
B------/12--|------14--12-/9--------8--(8)7--5--|---------------------
G---~~~-----|-------------------------------------|-----6--4------------
D-----------|-------------------------------------|-----------x--x------
A-----------|-------------------------------------|---------------------
E-----------|-------------------------------------|---------------------
                                                                        


            D.S. al Coda                 Coda(Outro)                    
E-----------------------||-----------||-------------------------|-------
B-----------------------||-----------||-------------------------|--7----
G-----------------------||-----------||/13-----1311----/11~~~--|-------
D---5/6--2--------------||-----------||---------------14--------|-------
A-----------4--2--------||-----------||-------------------------|-------
E-----------------4--2--||-----------||-------------------------|-------
                                                                        


                                           Hold bend------              
E------------------------------------|-----|--12---12-------------------
B---------7--------------------------|-----|--12---12-------------------
G---7--------7-----9--11/13-----(13)|-----|--11^--11--(11)--9----------
D------7-----------------------------|-----|----------------------------
A------------------------------------|-----|----------------------------
E------------------------------------|-----|----------------------------
                                                                        

    Bend & Release                Hold-----                             
E-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------
B---12------------|---------------12^--12-----------|-----------14------
G---11^--(11)-----|--------9------11---11--(11)-----|--9~~~-------------
D-----------------|--9h11-----11--------------------|-------------------
A-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------
E-----------------|---------------------------------|-------------------
                                                                        

                         Harmonic                                       
E--------------------||--5----------------------------------------------
B---12---------------||-------------------------------------------------
G-------11/13~~~~~~--||-------------------------------------------------
D--------------------||-------------------------------------------------
A--------------------||-------------------------------------------------
E--------------------||-------------------------------------------------

 
 
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Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced /ˌlɛnɚdˈskɪnɝd/,Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) is an American Southern rock band. The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before several members, including lead vocalist and primary songwriter Ronnie Van Zant, were killed in a plane crash in 1977 near McComb, Mississippi. A tribute band was formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with Johnny Van Zant, Ronnie's younger brother, at the helm, and continues to record music today.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006, with members Gary Rossington and Billy Powell, former members Ed King, Bob Burns, and Artimus Pyle, and deceased members Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Steve Gaines, and Leon Wilkeson.

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