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Cryin Wont Help You Tab
CRYIN' WON'T HELP YOU

As recorded by B.B. King
(From the 1956 Album SINGIN' THE BLUES)

Words and Music by Hudson "Tampa Red" Whittacker

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'B.B. King - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=98(8=s8)
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I (El. Gtr. w/ light dist.)
                                          ~~~
                                |-3--|
  Q   S    S S  S E E Q    E  E E  E E S  E. E   a E
|------------8-----------|---------------------------|
|----------8---11p8------|-----------8---------------|
|----10b12---------------|------8-10---8h10--8b9-8h9-|
|------------------------|---10----------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|


                             ~~~~~~~
                   |-3-|
   E q  E Q  E E   E E E  E  E  +Q    E  E
|----------------|-----8-------------11----|
|----------------|---8---13-13-(13)-----13-|
|--------------8-|-9-----------------------|
|-10-------------|-------------------------|
|----7-----------|-------------------------|
|----------------|-------------------------|


                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  |--3--|  |--3--|                  |--3--| |--3--|  |--3--|
  E  E  E  Q     E  H       +E   E  E  E  E E  E  E  E  E  E
|---11-13-13b15----------|---------11-12-13---11-12-13p12----|
|---------------13-13----|-(13)-13------------------------13-|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|


            ~~~~~~~~
   a  E  E  Q   +Q.    E
|-11s12---------------11--|
|-------13-13--(13)---10--|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|


                             |--3--| |--3--|
  S S  S S E E E E Q    E  E E  E  E E  E  E Q
|-8-------------------|---11-8-10----8-10-------|
|---8--------8--------|-----------10------10----|
|-----10-8h9-----8----|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|


       |--3--|  |-3--|
  E  E E  E  E  E E  E  a  E  E
|---18---15-14-13------11s12----|
|-------------------13-------13-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


                                                      1st Verse
                                                       N.C.
   ~~
       |-3--|  |-3-|  |--3---|
   Q   E E  E  E E E  E E  S S   a Q  a E  E  Q  Q     W
|-----11-8-10----8-------------|--------------------||------|
|-13----------10---8-11-8----8-|------7s8-----------||------|
|-------------------------10---|-8s9--8s9-----------||------|
|------------------------------|----------10--------||------|
|------------------------------|-------------10-----||------|
|------------------------------|--------------------||------|


                    C                      N.C.
  W          H    E  E Q    H    E  E Q    W
|----------|---------8----|---------8----|------|
|----------|---------8----|---------8----|------|
|----------|---------9----|---------9----|------|
|----------|--------10----|--------10----|------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|------|


                   |--3---|  |-3--| |-3--|
  W          Q  E  S    S S  E E  E E  E E   a Q  a S S S  S H
|----------|--------------8----------------|------------8---------|
|----------|------------8---11---11-8----8-|----------8---11------|
|----------|------10b12---------------10---|-8h9--8h9-------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|


                           |-3--|          |--3---|
  W          W          Q  E  E E  S E  S  E E  S S
|----------|----------|------11-8-10---10-----------|
|----------|----------|------10------8----11-8----8-|
|----------|----------|------------------------10---|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|


                    2nd Verse
                     N.C.                         C
  a Q  a E E H       W          W          H    E  E Q
|-----------------||----------|----------|---------8----|
|------7s8--------||----------|----------|---------8----|
|-8h9--8s9--------||----------|----------|---------9----|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------10----|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------------|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------------|


                 N.C.
                          |-3--|
  H    E  E Q    H    Q   E E  E   Q  Q  H
|---------8----|-----------------|------------|
|---------8----|-----------------|------------|
|---------9----|------------8-10-|-8----------|
|--------10----|---------10------|------------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|


                     ~~~~~
  Q  S  S    S S  E  E    S  S S  S   a E E a S S S  S H      W
|--------------8--------------------|-------------8---------|------|
|------------8---11-11b13-8---------|-----------8---11------|------|
|------10b12----------------10p8----|-8h9---8h9-------------|------|
|--------------------------------10-|-----------------------|------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|------|


                             |-3--| |-3--|
  W          Q  S  S    S S  E E  E E  E E   a Q  a Q  H
|----------|--------------8----------------|------7s8-------||
|----------|------------8---11---11-8----8-|---8--7s8-------||
|----------|------10b12---------------10---|-8h9--8s9-------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||


 3rd Verse
  N.C.                         C
  W          W          H    E  E Q    H    E  E Q
|----------|----------|---------8----|---------8----|
|----------|----------|---------8----|---------8----|
|----------|----------|---------9----|---------9----|
|----------|----------|--------10----|--------10----|
|----------|----------|--------------|--------------|
|----------|----------|--------------|--------------|


  N.C.
  W          W          Q   S    S S S  Q     S  S S  S
|----------|----------|------------8--------------------|
|----------|----------|----------8---8-11b13--8---------|
|----------|----------|----10b12----------------10p8----|
|----------|----------|------------------------------10-|
|----------|----------|---------------------------------|
|----------|----------|---------------------------------|


        |---6---|
  E   E E S S S S  S S E Q    W          W
|---------------8-----------|----------|------|
|-------------8---11p8------|----------|------|
|-8b9-----8-9---------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|


                                                       Guitar Solo
                                                            ~~
                        |-3--|
  Q  S  S    S S  S S E E  E E   a Q  a E  E E E E E     E  Q  E Q  E E
|--------------8---------------|-----------------8-8-||-----------------|
|------------8---11p8--------8-|------7s8------8-----||-13-13---------8-|
|------10b12--------------10---|-8h9--8s9------------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|----------10---------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------||-----------------|


         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~       ~~                                ~~
  |--3---|                                   |--3--|    |--3---|
  E   E  E  E  E  +Q   Q     E  E  E    E Q  E  E  E    H      Q  Q     E   E
|-8-----------------------|-------11b12--------------|-13b15-----11b12----/18--|
|---/13-13-13-13-(13)-----|-13-13--------------13-13-|--------13---------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|


                                                      ~~~~~~~
                         |--3--|             |---3----|        |--3--|
   +Q.    S  S  Q        E  E  E    E  S  S  S  S  E  E  +Q    E  E  E
|-(18)---15-15-18b18.5--15-18-15-|-18-15-14-13s11----------------12-13-|
|--------------------------------|----------------13-13-(13)--13-------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


   |--3--|  |-----3-----|  |3-|
   E  E  E  S  S  S  S  E  Q  E  Q
|-12-13-12-13-12h13p12----12---------|
|----------------------13----13-13---|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|


              |--3--|            |-3--|  |---3---| |---3---|
   +Q   E  E  E  E  E  Q    E E  E E  E  E.   S  E E  E S  S
|------------12-13-12\----|--------8-10-10b11-8-10-8-10-8h10p|
|-(13)----13-------13\----|---8-10---------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|


  |-3--|  |-----3-----|  |-3--|  |----3----|
  E  E E  E E  S     +S  E  E E  E     +E  E
|-8----8-10-8-10b11-(10)-8-11---11b13r(11)-8--|
|---10----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


                                                 4th Verse
                                                  N.C.
       ~~~~~~~
  |-3--|       |-3--| |-3--|
  E E  E  +Q   E  E E E  E E   a Q  a E E H       W          W
|---8------------11-8--------|-----------------||----------|------|
|-8---13-(13)---------8----8-|------7s8--------||----------|------|
|-----------------------10---|-8h9--8s9--------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|


         C                      N.C.
  H    E  E Q    H    E  E Q    W          W
|---------8----|---------8----|----------|------|
|---------8----|---------8----|----------|------|
|---------9----|---------9----|----------|------|
|--------10----|--------10----|----------|------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|------|


  |---3---| |--3--|
  E  E    E E  E  E  Q  S  S S S   a E E a S S S  S Q  Q    W          W
|-----------8--------------------|-------------8----------|----------|------|
|---------8---11s14s13--8--------|-----------8---11p8-----|----------|------|
|---10b12-----------------10p8---|-8h9---8h9--------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|


                         Db7C7
                               TP
  E E  E E  E E E E   Q   E E +H       q  Q  H
|---8---------------|-------8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|-----11-8----8-----|-8---9-8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|----------10---8-9-|----10-9-(9)----|-9----------*|
|-------------------|-----9-8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|-------------------|----------------|------------*|
|-------------------|----------------|------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

                                        
                                            
                                            
                                        
                                                                
                        
                        
                        
                                                    
                                                                     
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