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Key To The Highway Acoustic Tab
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY (Live)

As recorded by Eric Clapton
(From the 2002 Album "ONE MORE CAR, ONE MORE RIDER")

Words and Music by Big Bill Broonzy & Charles Segar
Arranged by Eric Clapton

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Clapton - Acoustic Guitar'


               Intro 1  (0:25)
  Free Time  Q=84
  N.C.          N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I (Ac. Gtr.)
  Wx2           Q  a E E E E E E   S S S S S S E +E  E E E
|------------||------------------:-------------------------:
|------------||------------------:-------------------------:
|------------||----0h2---2---2---:-2---2---2---2-(2)-------:
|------------||----0h2---2---2---:-2---2---2---2-(2)-------:
|------------||-0------0---0---0-:---0---0---0-----------0-:
|------------||------------------:-------------------0-3---:


 3/4                  4/4
  ~~     ~
                       |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-|
  E. S a E S S E S S   E E E E E E E E E a Q a E
|--------------------:---------------------------:
|--------------------:---------------------------:
|--------------------:-2-----2-----2-----0h2-0h2-:
|----0-----------0---:---2-----2-----2-----------:
|-3----3s5-5-0-3---0-:-----0-----0-----0---------:
|--------------------:---------------------------:


    |---3---|   |3|
  a E a E a E a E S E a S S S S S S E
|--------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------:
|-0h2-0h2-0h2-0h2-0---------------2----:
|-------------------2-0h1p0-----2------:
|---------------------------3-0-----0--:
|--------------------------------------:


 3/4                          4/4                             2/4
      |3|        |--3--| |3|     |-3-|                               |-3--|
  a E E S E +E   S  S  S E S   a S S S E E S S E S S S S S S   S E. +Q  a E
|----------------------------:-------------------------------:--------------||
|----------------------------:-------------------------------:----------3s5-||
|-4s5-5---5-(5)\---(2)---4---:-4s5-4-2---2-----------------2-:------------0-||
|-4s5-5---4-(4)\-2-------4---:-4s5-4-2---2---------------2---:-2----------0-||
|-------0--------------0---0-:---------0-----0-3-0-----0-----:---0--(0)-----||
|----------------------------:-------------3-------0-3-------:--------------||


 Intro 2
  In time Q.=90
  A7sus4
 12/8
  E E E Q  E E E E a E E E   a E E S S E. S E a S S E E E. S E
|-3-3-3-3--3---------------|-----------------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5--5-3-1-3-3s5-1-3-|-1h3-1-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-|---0-0-2p0-2--0-------------2------|
|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0---0-|---0-------0----2-0h1h2--------2---|
|-0-0-0-0--0-0---0---0---0-|---0--------------------3-0------0-|
|-----0--------------------|-----------------------------------|


                              N.C.
                                      |---4:3---| |----4:3----|
  a E E E e e e E E E E E E   E.S E a E E a E a E S   +E  S E E E E E
|-----3-3-3-5-3-5-3---------|-----------------------------------------|
|-3s5-5-5-3-5-3-5---5-3-1---|-3p1---1h3-3-1h3-1h3-3b4r(3)p1---1-------|
|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------2-|-----2---------0---0-----------2---2p0---|
|-----0-0-0-0---0-----------|---------------------------------------2-|
|-----0-0-------0-----------|-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------------------|


                            Faster Q.=108
  a S S E E E E E H.        +Q   E  E Q  Q  E E. S E
|-------------------------|--------/5-5--5--5-5--5---|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------2-----2-------|-(2)----------------------|
|-0h1h2-------2---2-------|-(2)----/5-5--4--4-3----3-|
|-------3-0-----0---------|------0-------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|


                              Instrumental Verse
         E7                    A
  q  a E E E E q  E E E a E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  q  E
|-0------0-----0--0-0-0-----||--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9----|
|----------3-3-3--3-3-3-----||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
|----0h1-----1-1--1-1-1-2s4-||--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-|
|-2-------------------------||--------------------------------0-|
|--------------2--2-2-2---0-||--0--------0--------0--------0--0-|
|-----------------0-0-0-----||----------------------------------|


  E7                            D7/F#
  Q   E  E E  E  Q   E  E E E   q  E q  E E E E q  E   Q  E E E E q  E E E  E
|----10-10---12-12--12-12-----|----2-2--2-----2------|----2-2-2-2-2--2--------|
|-----9--9-9--9--9---9--9-----|----1-0--1---1-1------|----1-1-0-1-1--1-----/5-|
|-----9--9-9-----9---9--9-0-0-|----2-2--2---2-2-2----|----2-2-----2--2-----/6-|
|-------------------------0-0-|-0--0-0--0-------0----|------0-----0--0-0----0-|
|--------0----------------0-0-|----0-----------------|-------------------0--0-|
|-0--------------0---0--0-----|-2---------2-----2--1-|-2----2-----2--2---0----|


  A7                       E7                   N.C.
  E E E E E E E E E q  E   q  E E E E Q  a E Q  E   Q   E +E  E E q  E q  E
|----------------------0-|----0-------------------|----/5-(5)-5---5--5-5--5--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0-|----0-3p2p0-------------|--------------------------|
|-6-----6-----6-----6----|----1-------2--0h1------|--------------------------|
|-5-----5-----5-----5----|------------0------2----|-2--/5-(5)---5-4--4-3--3--|
|-0-----0-----0-----0----|-2--------------------0-|--------------------------|
|-------------------0----|-0----------------------|--------------------------|


                             1st Verse
         E7            A      A                        E7
  q  a E E E E q  E q    E     +Q    E  Q   E Q   E Q   E
|-0------0---0-0--0-0---/9-||--(9)---9--9---9----------10-|
|----------3-3-3--3-3--/10-||-(10)--10-10--10----12----10-|
|----0h1---1---1--1-1---/9-||--(9)---9--9---9-----------9-|
|-2------------------------||-----------------------------|
|--------------2--2-2----0-||--(0)---0--0---0-------------|
|-------------------0------||-----------------0-----0---0-|


   Q   E  Q   E  Q   E E E E
|-12--10-10--12-10--10--------|
|------9--9---9--9---9---0-0--|
|---------9------9---9---0-0--|
|------------------------0-0--|
|---------0------0---0-0-0-0--|
|--0---0----------------------|


  D7/F#                                        N.C.
  q  E E E E q  E q  E   Q  E q  E Q  E q  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E E E E
|----2-----------------|----2-2--2-----------|----------------------|
|-1--1---1-1------1--1-|----1-0--1------1--0-|----------------------|
|-2--2---2-2------2--2-|-2--2-2--2----2-2--0-|-----------2----------|
|-0------0-0------0----|-0--0-0--0----0-0--0-|------4--4-2------2---|
|----------------------|----0-0--0-----------|----0-0----0--0-4---4-|
|-2----2-----2----2----|-2---------2----2----|-0--0-0----0----------|


  E7                                                                 A
  Q  E Q  E Q  E Q  E   q  E E E E q  E E E E   q  a E E E E q  E q    E
|------0-------0------|------5-5---5--5-5-5---|-0------0---0-0--0-0---/9--||
|----3-3--3----3----x-|-----------------------|----------3-3-3--3-3--/10--||
|------1--1----1----x-|-----------------------|----0h1---1---1--1-1---/9--||
|-------------------x-|------5---5-4--4-3---3-|-2-------------------------||
|---------------------|-0--0------------------|--------------2--2------0--||
|-0----0----0----0----|-----------------------|-------------------0-------||


 2nd Verse
  A
    E   E  E  q   E   Q    E  Q  E
|--(9)--9--9--9---9--(9)---9-------|
|-(10)-10-10-10--10-(10)--10-----x-|
|--(9)--9--9--9---9--(9)---------x-|
|-------------------------(0)----x-|
|----------0--0---0----------------|
|---0---------0-------0-------0----|


  E7                            D7/F#
  Q   E  Q   E  Q   E  E  E E   q  E E E E Q  E Q   E
|----10-10--12-10--10-10\-----|----2-----2----2--------|
|-----9--9---9--9---9--9\-----|-1--1---1-1------3---1--|
|-----9--9------9---9--9\-0-0-|-2--2---2-2---------(2)-|
|-------------------------0-0-|-0--0-----0-------------|
|--------0---0--0---------0-0-|----0-------------------|
|-0-----------------0--0------|-2----2-----2----2------|


                          A                       E7
  q  E q  E Q  E Q   E    q  E Q  E Q  E E. S E   Q  E E E E Q  E q  E
|----2-2--2-------------|-----------------------|--------0------0------|
|----1-0--1----1----(0)-|-----------------------|----3---3---3--3------|
|-2--2-2--2----2----(0)-|-2---------------------|----1---1---1--1------|
|-0--0-0--0----0----(0)-|-2----4----2-------2---|----------2-----------|
|-0--0-0--0-------------|-0--0-0--0-0--0-4----4-|----------------------|
|-2---------2----2------|-0---------------------|-0----0-----0----0----|


  N.C.                             E7            A
  q  E E. S E Q  E E  E  E   E E E E E E q  E Q    E
|------5--5---5--5-5-(5)---|-0-----0---0-0--0-0---/9-||
|--------------------------|---------3-3-3--3-3--/10-||
|--------------------------|---0h1-------1--1-1---/9-||
|------5----5-4--4-3-----5-|-2-----------------------||
|-0--0---------------------|-------------2--2-2----0-||
|--------------------------|------------------0------||


 3rd Verse
  A
   E  E  E  q   E Q   E Q    E
|--9--9--9--9---9-----9----(10)-|
|-10-10-10-10--10----10-----(9)-|
|--9--9--9--9---9-----9-----(9)-|
|-------------------------------|
|-----------0---0-----0---------|
|--0--------------0-----0-------|


  E7                              D7/F#
  Q   E  E. S  E  q   E  E  E E   q  E Q  E Q  E q  E   q  E q  E Q  E Q  E
|----10-10----12-12--10---------|----2-2--2----2------|----2-2--2------------|
|-----9--9--9--9--9---9-10\-0---|-1--1-1--1----1-1--1-|----1-0--1------------|
|-----9--9--------9---9--9\-0---|-2--2-2--2----2-2--2-|-2--2-2--2------------|
|---------------------------0---|-0------------0-0----|-0----0--0------0--2s=|
|--------0--------0---------0---|----------------0----|-0----0--0----0-0--0--|
|-0-------------------0-------0-|-2----2----2----2----|-2---------2----0-----|


  A7                      E7
  E E E Q  E q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E q  E   q  E E. S E Q  E E. S E
|-------0--5------------|----0---0------0------|------5--5---5--5-5--5---|
|-5-5---5--5----5-5-----|-3--3---3------3----x-|-------------------------|
|-6-6-----------6-6-0---|-1--1-----1----1----x-|-------------------------|
|-5-------------5-5-0---|-0------------------x-|------5----5-4--4-3----3-|
|-----0---------0-0-0-2-|-2--------------------|-0--0--------------------|
|------------0----0-0---|-0----0-----0----0----|-------------------------|


        E7           A
  E E E E E E q  E E   E  E
|-0-----0---0-0--0-0--/9--9-||
|---------3---3--3-3-/10-10-||
|---0h1-----1-1--1-1--/9--9-||
|-2--------------------0--0-||
|-------------2--2-2---0----||
|------------------0---0----||


 Instrumental Break
  A                                    E7
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E   q  E   q   E  E E  E  q   E E E E
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9---9---9----|----10-10---12-12--12-------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--10----|-----9--9-9-----9---9---0---|
|--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-(9)-(9)--9--0-|----------------9---9---0-0-|
|----------------------------------0-|------------------------0-0-|
|-----------0--------0----------0----|----------------0---0-----0-|
|--0--------0------------------------|-0--------------------0---0-|


  D7/F#
  q   E q  E      +E    E  E Q  E
|-------5--8b8.5==(8)r-------5--8-|
|-1--/7-7--7b7.5==(7)r-----7----7-|
|-2--------------------(0)---0----|
|-0---0-0--0------(0)-----------0-|
|---------------------------------|
|-2-------------------------------|


                                     A
  +E  Q      S S E E  Q   E Q  a E   Q   E  Q  E Q  E  E E E
|-(8)-8b8.5--5h7-5----5------------|-------------------------|
|-(7)-7b7.5--------7-(5)--5--------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------7--5h6-|-------------------------|
|-(0)-0----------------------------|-7--(4)-4--4-2--2----2---|
|----------------------------------|-0------0--0-0--0-/4---4-|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|


  E7                   N.C.
  Q  E E E E Q  a E Q  E   Q   E +E  E E Q  E Q  E
|----0-------------------|----/5-(5)-5---5--5-5--5-|
|------3p2p0-------------|-------------------------|
|------------2--0h1------|-------------------------|
|-------------------2----|-2--/5-(5)---5-4--4-3--3-|
|----------------------0-|-------------------------|
|-0----------------------|-------------------------|


        E7
  E E E E E E q  E E E   E
|-0-----0---0-0--0-0----/9--||
|---------3---3--3-3-x-/10--||
|---0h1---1---1--1-1-x--/9--||
|-2------------------x------||
|----------------2-2-x---0--||
|----------------0-0--------||


 4th Verse
  A
   +E   E  E  q   E   Q    E   Q   E
|--(9)--9--9--9---9--(9)---9--(9)----|
|-(10)-10-10-10--10-(10)--10-(10)----|
|--(9)--9--9--9---9--(9)---9--(9)--0-|
|----------------------------------0-|
|--(0)--------0---0----------------0-|
|---------------------0--------0-----|


  E7                            D7/F#
  Q   E  Q   E  Q   E  E  E E   Q  E  E  E E Q  E Q  E
|----10-10--12-10--10---------|----2-(2)-2-2----2----2-|
|-----9--9---9--9---9---------|----1-(1)-1-1----1----1-|
|-----9--9---9--9---9---------|-2--2-(2)-2-2----2----2-|
|---------------------12\-0-0-|-0--0------------0----0-|
|--------0---0--0-----12\-0-0-|------------------------|
|-0-----------------0-----0-0-|-2-----2------2----2----|


                          A                       E7
  Q  E Q  E  Q   E Q  E   q  E q  E q  E a Q  E   q  a E Q  E Q  E Q  E
|----2-2--2-(2)---------|-----------------------|-----------0----0------|
|----1-1--1-(1)---------|-----------------------|-----------3----3------|
|-2--2-2--2-(2)---------|-----------------------|----0h1----1----1----x-|
|-0----0--0--0---0------|-2----4--2-2--2------2-|---------------------x-|
|-0----0--0--------0----|-0--0-0--0-0--0-3s4----|---------------------x-|
|-2----------2----------|-----------------------|-0------0----0----0----|


  N.C.                             E7            A
  q  E E. S E Q  E  E. S E   E E E E E E q  E Q   E
|------5--5---5--5--5--5---|-0-----0---0-0--0-----9-||
|------------------(0)-----|---------3---3--3----10-||
|--------------------------|---0h1-------1--1-----9-||
|------5----5-4--4--3----3-|-2----------------------||
|-0------------------------|-------------2--2-------||
|--------------------------|------------------0-----||


 5th Verse
  A
    Q    E  q   E Q   E  q  E
|--(9)---9--9---9-----9-------|
|-(10)--10-10--10----10--x--x-|
|--(9)---9--9---9----(0)-x--x-|
|------------------------x----|
|-----------0---0--------x----|
|---0-------------0-----------|


  E7                             D7/F#
   q   E  Q   E  q   E  E  E E   q  E Q  E Q  E q  E   q  E Q  e Q  E q  E
|-12--10-10--12-10--10---------|----2---------2----2-|----2-2--2-----------|
|--9---9--9---9--9---9-----0---|-1--1----1----1----1-|----1-0--1-----------|
|--9---9--9---9--9---9-----0---|-2--2----2----2----2-|----2-2--2---------x-|
|----------------------12\-0---|-0--0----0----0----0-|------0--0----0-0--x-|
|---------0------0---0-12\-0-0-|----0----------------|--------------0----x-|
|--0-------------------------0-|-2----2----2----2----|-2---------2---------|


  A                        E7                        N.C.
  q  E q  E q  E a E E E   q  E Q  a E Q  E q   E    q  E E E E Q  E E E E
|------------------------|----------------0-0------|------5-5---5--5-5-5---|
|------------------------|----3-----------3-3------|-----------------------|
|-2----------------------|----1----0h1----1-1--(0)-|-----------------------|
|-2----4----2--------2---|-------------2----0--(0)-|------5---5-4--4-3---3-|
|-0--0-0----0--0-3s4---4-|-------------------------|-0--0------------------|
|------------------------|-0----0------0----0------|-----------------------|


                              Outro
         E7              A     A
  Q  a E E E E q  E E E   E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  q  E
|-0------0---0-0--0---4/--9-||--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9----|
|----------3-3-3--3-3-5/-10-||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
|----0h1---1-1-1--1-1-4/--9-||--9--------9--9--9--9--9--9--9--0-|
|-2-------------------------||--------------------------------0-|
|--------------2--2-2-------||--0--------0--------0--------0----|
|-------------------0-------||----------------------------------|


  E7
  Q   E  E E  E  Q   E  E  E E
|----10-10---12-12--12----------|
|-----9--9-9--9--9---9----------|
|-----9--9-9--9--9---9-----0-0--|
|----------------------12\-0-0--|
|----------------------12\-0-0--|
|-0--------------0---0--0-------|


  D7/F#                                          A7
  q  E q  E Q  E q  E   q  E E E E q  E E E  E   Q  E Q  E Q  E Q   E
|-2--2-2--2-----------|----2-2-2-2-2--2--------|------0--0----------0-|
|-1--1-0--1----1------|----1-1-0-1-1--1---3/---|-5--5-4--4-5--5-5\--0-|
|-2--2-2--2----2-2----|----2-2-2-2-2--2---2/---|-6--6-5--5-6--6-6\----|
|-0--0-0--0----0-0----|----0-0---0-0--0--------|-5--5-4--4-5--5-5\----|
|---------0------0----|------------0--0--------|-0----0----0--0-------|
|-2----2----2----2--1-|-2----------2--2-0----0-|----------------0-----|


  E7                       N.C.
                           |---3---|   |---3---|
  Q  E E E E Q  a E Q  E   Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.  Q.
|----0-------------------|-----5---5---5---5---5---|
|------3p2p0-------------|-------------------------|
|------------2--0h1------|-2-----------------------|
|-------------------2----|-2---5---5---4---4---3---|
|-2--------------------0-|-------------------------|
|-0----------------------|-------------------------|


       Ab A    A7
  q  E Q  E Q  E +Q.     q  E Q.   H.
|-0------------3-(3)---|-3---------------*|
|------1--2----2-(2)---|-2---------------*|
|------1--2----2-(2)---|-2---------------*|
|-2----1--2----2-(2)---|-2---------------*|
|--------------0-(0)---|-0---------------*|
|----------------------|-----------------*|


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

 
 
Eric Clapton - Key To The Highway Acoustic Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Key To The Highway Acoustic 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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