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Stormy Monday
(THEY CALL IT) STORMY MONDAY (STORMY MONDAY BLUES)

As recorded by T-Bone Walker
(From the 1959 Album T-BONE BLUES)

Words and Music by Aaron "T-Bone" Walker

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'T-Bone Walker - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'John "Teddy" Bruckner - Trumpet'


 Intro
  Q=70(8=s8)
  Eb7               D7        Eb7               D7
 4/4
  Gtr I (El. Gtr.)
   |--3--|  |--3--|  |3|       |--3--|  |--3--|  |3|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E Q Q     E  E  E  E  E  E  E Q Q
|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------||
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--7------|--8--8--8--8--8--8--7------||
|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------||
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--7------|--8--8--8--8--8--8--7------||
|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------|--6--6--6--6--6--6--5------||
|---------------------------|---------------------------||
|
| Gtr II (Trumpet arr. for Gtr.)
|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |3|       |--3--|  |--3--|  |3|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E Q Q     E  E  E  E  E  E  E Q Q
|---------------------------|---------------------------||
|---------------------------|---------------------------||
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-14------|-15-15-15-15-15-15-14------||
|---------------------------|---------------------------||
|---------------------------|---------------------------||
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-14------|-15-15-15-15-15-15-14------||


   1st & 2nd Verses
    N.C.
    W          W          E S   S S   S E     H
||-----------|----------|-------3------------------|
||o----------|----------|--------------------------|
||-----------|----------|---5b7---5b7---3b3.5------|
||-----------|----------|-------------5------------|
||o----------|----------|--------------------------|
||-----------|----------|--------------------------|


                       B9   C9        B9  C9                Ab9
  |--3--|                           |3|
  E E   E S   S S S Q  Q    H.      Q E   W          Q  E E Q.   E
|-------3-----------------|-------------|----------|----------------|
|----------------------2--|-3---------2-|-3--------|----------------|
|---5b7---5b7---3-4----2--|-3---------2-|-3--------|----1-2-3----3--|
|-------------5-----5--1--|-2---------1-|-2--------|----2-3-4----4--|
|-------------------------|-----------2-|----------|----1-2-3----3--|
|----------------------2--|-3-----------|-3--------|----------------|


  G9         Ab9         N.C.
      |-3--| |-3-|
  Q  +E  E E E E E E E   H    Q  S   S S   S   S   E. Q  H
|----------------3-----|-2-------------------|----------------|
|------------4---------|-1-----------3-----3-|-----3----------|
|-2--(2)-1-2-3-2-------|---------5b7---5b7---|-5b7------------|
|-3--(3)-2-3-4-3-------|---------------------|----------------|
|-2--(2)-1-2-3-2---1-2-|---------------------|----------------|
|----------------------|---------------------|----------------|


  1.
     |-3-| |-3-|                              |----6----|
  Q  S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S   S   E. a S S S S S S e E Q
|----------------------------------|--------------3-----5-3-------||
|----3-5-6---6-5-3-----------------|------------3---6-3----------o||
|------------------5b7-5-3---------|-3b4----3h4-------------------||
|--------------------------5---3-5-|-----5------------------------||
|----------------------------5-----|-----------------------------o||
|----------------------------------|------------------------------||


 2.
     |3| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |---5---|
  Q  E S S S S S S S E   S S S S S S
|------------3-------------------------|
|------3-5-6---6-5-3-------------------|
|--------------------5b7-5-3-5-3-------|
|--------------------------------5-----|
|----------------------------------5---|
|--------------------------------------|


  |-------6-------|
  S S S     S a S S S S S S S S E S S S S
|-------------------3-----5-3----------------||
|-----------------3---6-3-----3--------------||
|-----3b3.5---3h4---------------------4-5b7==||
|-3-5-------5-----------------------5--------||
|--------------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------------||


 Guitar Solo
  N.C.
  +S   E   S    +S   E   S S E     S Q
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|-(5)r-5b7-5b7==(5)r-5b7-3-5-3b3.5------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


         |--3--|                                               |-3--|  |-3-|
  Q  S S S   S S S S S S S S S S     S S S S S S S S   E   E   E   +S  S S S
|--------------3-----5-3-----------|-----------------------------------------|
|------------3---6-3-----3-6-3-----|-----------------------------------------|
|------3-5b7-------------------5b7-|-5-3---------3-5b7-5b7-5b7-5b7r(5)-3-5---|
|----5-----------------------------|-----5---3-5---------------------------5-|
|----------------------------------|-------5---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|


                          |-3-|
  S   S E a S S S S S S E E E E    Q  a E  E Q  a E E    Q  a E  E Q  a E E
|---------------3-----3-------8-|-------------------8-|-------------------3-|
|-------------3---3-6-----------|-11------10-8--------|-11------10-8--------|
|-3b5-----3h4-------------6s9---|-----8h9-------5s9---|-----8h9-------3h4---|
|-----5-------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|


  |--3--| |--3--|
  E E S S E   E E Q  a S S S S   S S E S   S S S S S S S S   S   +e
|---3----------------------3---|---3-------------------3-5b6-5b6r(5)-|
|-6---6-3----------------3---3-|-6---------3-------3-5---------------|
|---------5b7-5-3----3h4-------|-------5b7---5-3-4-------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------------5------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


  S   S   +e  S   S   +e  S S E Q    Q  S   +S  S S S E. S   S S S
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-5b6-5b6r(5)----------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------5b6-5b6r(5)-3-5------|----5b7-(5)-5-3-5-3--5b7---3-5-|
|-----------------------------5----|-------------------------5-----|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|


             |-3-| |-3-|   |-3-|   |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |3|
  S     E. a E E E E E E   E e E   E E E E E E E E E e Q
|----------------3---------------|-----------3---3-5-3---||
|--------------3---6-3-----------|---------3---6---------||
|-3b3.5----3h4---------5b7-3-5---|-3---3-4---------------||
|-------5----------------------5-|---5-------------------||
|--------------------------------|-----------------------||
|--------------------------------|-----------------------||


 3rd Verse
  G9                 C9
       |-3-| |-3-|   |3|
  H    E E E E E E   e Q Q  H      Q  E E Q.   E
|------------------|-3-----------|----------------|
|-3------3-3-3-3-3-|-3-----------|----------------|
|-2------2-2-2-2-2-|-3-----------|----1-2-3----3--|
|-3------3-3-3-3-3-|-2-----------|----2-3-4----4--|
|-2------2-2-2-2-2-|-------------|----1-2-3----3--|
|------------------|-3-----------|----------------|


  G9             B9   C9        B9  C9
     |-3-| |-3-|
  Q  E E E E E E Q    H.      E E   W
|------------3------|-------------|------|
|----2-3-4-3-----2--|-3---------2-|-3----|
|-2--1-2-3-2-----2--|-3---------2-|-3----|
|-3--2-3-4-3-----1--|-2---------1-|-2----|
|-2--1-2-3-2--------|-------------|------|
|----------------2--|-3-----------|-3----|


  N.C.
  E. S   S S   T S. S S T T S Q
|--------3-----3-----------------|
|----5b6---5b6---3--3-------3----|
|-----------------------3h4------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|


  Q  S   S S   S e E S S     S S   E E Q  Q  S S   S S
|--------3-----3-----3-----------|-------------------------|
|----5b6---5b6---3---------------|-----------------3-------|
|----------------------3b3.5---3-|-2-----------5b7---5b7---|
|----------------------------5---|-------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------|


                                     AbG13
  E E Q  H      E Q  E E E E E   e E E E +H       +W
|-------------|---3------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------|------6-3-------|-----4-3-(3)----|-(3)----*|
|-5-----------|----------5-3-4-|-----3-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
|-------------|----------------|-5---4-3-(3)----|-(3)----*|
|-------------|----------------|-----3-2-(2)----|-(2)----*|
|-------------|----------------|----------------|--------*|


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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