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Black Rose Tab
e|-/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------10101010-----2-2-2-2-|
B|-/10101010101010----------9-9-9-9------2-2-2-2-|
G|-/9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----------9-9-9-9------2-2-2-2-|
D|-----------------/11-10-9-9-9-9-9------4-4-4-4-|
A|---------------------------------------4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------------------------0-1-2-2-2-2-| etc etc
    A                       E7           F#m

There are countless variations on this theme throughout the song, so you can stick to 
chord shapes shown or make up your own variations.

Chord pattern example: verse 1:
I've got the key to the highway
A                     E7
    Be allowed that I do go
F#m
Gonna leave here runnin'
      A
   Walkin's most too slow
E                    A (turnaround)

Here's a simple turnaround idea, which can be expanded upon if you like, although you 
have to include a turnaround at all.

e|-----------------|
B|--5-3-2-1--------|
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|-7-5-4-3-2-0-1-2-|
E|-----------------|

Here's an example of a fill that's sometimes used when changing from A to E:

A|---2-0-----|
E|-0-----3-0-|

Lead: This lead section is fairly accurate, although again timing is not shown. It isn't 
which parts Clapton or King play throughout this song.

Intro lead:
e|----------------------------12b14-12b14-12-10----------------|
B|-12b14-12b14-12b14-12b14-12-------------------13-12----12----|
G|----------------------------------------------------14----11-|

e|---------------------12----------------------12-11-10----------|
B|------12b14-12b14-15----12b14-12-------10-------------13h14----|
G|-11-14---------------------------11-14-11-14----------------14-|

e|-----------------|
B|-7h8-5---------5-|
G|-------7-5-5h6---|

In the verses some parts are played after the sung parts, whereas other parts continue 
the sung parts etc. You'll have to listen to the song to know when to play each bit.

Verse 1 lead - Clapton sings
e|----------------------7-------------------|
B|----------10---8b9-10---------10-10-------|
G|-------6/9-------------9-7/11------11-----|
D|----7-9------------------------------12---|
A|-7-9--------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-12b14-12-10-10------------9------------------------|
B|----------------13-13-10-------------------------10-|
G|-------------------------11---9p7p6---9------9-11---|
D|----------------------------------------9h11--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|-11/13-12-12-10--10-10/14--------|
G|-x-------------11-----------12---|
D|-------------------------14---14-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

Verse 2 lead - King sings
In this verse there is hardly any lead guitar at all. For most of the verse the only 
guitar to be heard is this:
B|-10
G|-11
So you can improvise a lead using ideas from the licks in this tab. At the end of the 
there is a bit of lead:

e|------------------7/9----------|
B|-13-12-12-10-10----------------|
G|----------------9-----9-9-9-9-|
D|-----------------------------9-|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

Verse 3 lead - Clapton sings

e|-------------------------------------------13b14-12-10-------|
B|----------10-------------------------------------------13-10-|
G|-------6-9---------------------------10----------------------|
D|----7-9---------8-11b12r11-9---9-9/11------------------------|
A|-7-9-------------------------11------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----97---------------------------------------------------5-7-5---|
B|------------------------10-8------------------------5------------|
G|-11-----9----6-7-8-99-------9-7------------------6---4-6--------|
D|-----------9---------------------10p7-10b11-7-7------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo

e|-5-5--9-9-9-9-9-9-9---12b14-12-10-------------------------------|
B|-55-1010101010101010------------14-13-12-10-----10--10--------|
G|-6-6--9-9-9-9-9-9-9---------------------------9/11--10-11------|
D|-7-7-------------------------------------------------------11---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------12-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12b14r12-12-10-9-----------------------------12-10----------|
B|------------------13-13-10-----10-12b14r12-10-------13-12-10-|
G|---------------------------9-11------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------14b16r14-14-10-8-7-------------5-|
G|-12b13-11-9--7-9--------------------10-9--------5-|
D|----------------------------------------11------6-|
A|------------------------------------------12----7-|

 
 
Eric Clapton - Black Rose Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Black Rose tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Black Rose 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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