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How Blue Can You Get

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Tabs
HOW BLUES CAN YOU GET ? (Live)
As recorded by B.B. King
(From the 1971 Album LIVE IN COOK COUNTY JAIL)


Words and Music by Jane Feather
Arranged by B.B. King

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'B.B. King - Lead w/light dist'

Intro - Guitar Solo
  Q.=66
 12/8
  Gtr I
                       ~~~~~~~~~~                          ~~~            ~~~
                                                  |--3--|
  W               a a  Q.    +E   E  a      +E    S  S  S  E.  S  S  S S  E.
|--------------|------10----(10)----------------------------------------------|
|--------------|----x------------13-------------------------------------------|
|--------------|-11-----------------12b14==(12)r-12p10--------10--------------|
|--------------|---------------------------------------12-12-----12p10---12---|
|--------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|


                      ~~~~~~~
   S  S  a      +E    E  +Q    e Q.   Q   E
|-------------------------------------------|
|--------------------10-(10)--10---------10-|
|-10-12-12b14==(12)r------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


   E      +Q    +Q.    +E   E  a      +E   +E    Q
|-----------------------------12b14==(12)-(12)r\----|
|-13b15==(13)--(13)---(13)r-------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


                                       ~~~~~~~
  S  a      +S   +S   S  E Q.   Q   S  S  +E.  S  S  s
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|---12b14==(12)r(12)p10------------10h12-(12)-10-------|
|-----------------------12-----------------------12p10-|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


                                      ~~~~~~~
  Q.   Q  S  S  a      +S    S  S  S  E  +S   S  E.  T  T
|-----------10--------------------------------------------|
|-----------13--------------------------------------------|
|--------------12b14==(12)r-12-10------------10s12--10----|
|---------------------------------12-12-(12)-----------12-|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


   E.  S        +E   Q.   E.  E.     +Q.
|------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------13b15==(13)---|
|-----10b10.5==(10)r-----------------------|
|-12---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


                                                ~~~~~
   +Q    +S    S  S  S  S  S  S      +S   S  S  S  E  S  S  S  S  S      +E
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(13)--(13)r-13-10-----------------------0------------------------------------|
|-------------------12p10----10b11==(10)r---10-------10-11-12-11-12b14==(12)r--|
|-------------------------12-------------------12-12---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   ~~                          ~~~
   Q   S  S  S  S  E  S  S  S  E.  S S E  S  T  T  S  S
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-10--10h13-10----10------------------------------------|
|--------------12----12p11----10-----9------------------|
|--------------------------12-----12---9----10h12p10----|
|----------------------------------------12----------12-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


                 ~~~
   E E E   E  S  E. E  a      +Q    +Q.
|------------------------------------------|
|------------15-15----18b20==(18)--(18)r---|
|--------/16-------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-10---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


                       ~~~~~~~~
   a      +Q.    +E    Q   +Q    S  S  S      +S   +S       +E.
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-17b19==(17)---(17)r-15--(15)-----15-17b19==(17)r(17)b19==(17)r-|
|-------------------------------16-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                      ~
  Q.   Q   E Q   E Q.       Q  E Q.   Q  S S a E. S S S
|---------10----10------||-10-----------------------------|
|---------12----12------||-12-----------------------------|
|---------11----11------||-11-----------------------------|
|---------12----12------||-12----------------3h5--3-------|
|-----------------------||-----------------5--------5-5---|
|-----------------------||--------------------------------|


   ~~~
  +H.      Q.   S S E E
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-------------------3-5-|
|-(5)-------------5-----|
|-----------------------|


                    |-3-|          |-3--|
  a S S S S E +S  S S S S S S S S +S  S S S a S +E  S S S S
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----5---5-7-(7)-5------------------------------------------|
|-5s7---7-----------7p5s3-5p3---3-(3)------------------------|
|-----------------------------5-------5p3---3h5-(5)-3--------|
|-----------------------------------------5-----------5-3s1--|


                                                    ~
                                          |-3-|                  |-3--|
  +Q.   E S S E +S  S Q  Q.     Q   E S S S S S S S Q  a    +E  +S  S S Q
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------3-5-5h6p5p3---3--5b6==(5)r(5)p3------|
|-----------------------------|----/4-------------4-------------------4----|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------3h5-(5)p3---------|--------------------------------------------|
|-(1)-----5-------------------|--------------------------------------------|


  Q.   S S S S S    +S   S E.   +S   S S    +S  +Q
|--------------------------3b4==(3)r-3----------------|
|----------3-5-5b7==(5)r---------------6b8==(6)-(6)r--|
|--------4--------------------------------------------|
|------5----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


          ~~~~~~~        ~
  s     S Q  +E  S S S S Q  S S S S S  S  +S  S
|----------------------5-5--7-5-7-5---10-(10)s8--|
|-6b6.5-3-3--(3)-3-5s7---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|


           ~~~
                                  |--3--|      |--3---|
  S  S  S  E.  S  S E  a  E  +E   E  E  E  E  +E   E  E
|---------------------12s14-(14)-10---------------------|
|------10-10--12-10-----------------10------------10-12-|
|-7s11---------------------------------12-11-(11)-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


                         ~~~~~~~
   a      +E   +S   S S  S  +E   +E       +E   +E   +E   S  S  E S S +S   S
|-----------------------12-(12)-(12)b14==(12)-(12)r(12)-10-------------------|
|-12b14==(12)r(12)p10--------------------------------------12----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------12-9-9-(9)s10s=|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


       ~~~~~~~~~~~~
   E.  S  +E   +E  S  E.     +Q     S      +S    S  S      +Q
|--------------------17b20==(17)r--15b16==(15)r-15---------------|
|-----15-(15)-(15)---------------------------------18b20==(18)r--|
|-16-------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


                 ~~     ~~~
   E      +Q     Q   E  Q.    Q        S      +S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-18b19==(18)r--15-----15----17b17.5--17b19==(17)-|
|-------------------16----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


                                      ~~
   +E    Q  Q   E Q.   a  E  E  E     Q   E Q.   Q.     E  E  S  S
|--------------10--------------10-||-10----------------------------|
|-(17)r\-------12------9s10-12----||-----10---------------15-17----|
|--------------11-----------------||------------------/16-------16-|
|--------------12-----------------||-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------||-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------||-------------------------------|


   ~~               ~~
   Q   E Q.   Q.    Q   E    E  E      +E   Q.   Q.    S      +S   +Q
|-------------------------|-17------------------------17b19==(17)-(17)--|
|-15--17-----------15--15-|----17b19==(17)r-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


                                   ~~
   +E    E  E      +E.  +S   S  S  Q   E  a      +Q        +E
|-(17)r-17------------------------------------------------------|
|----------17b19==(17)r(17)p15----15--15------------------------|
|------------------------------16--------17b19==(17)b20===(17)r-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~
  S  S  +Q    +E   S  a      +E.  S  S  +Q    e Q
|---15-(15)--(15)-17-------------------------------|
|--------------------17b19==(17)r---15-(15)--17----|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


                                                 ~~~~~~~
  E.  S      +E   +Q    +S   +S   S       S  E.  S  +E.  S  S  S
|----17b20==(17)-(17)--(17)r(17)-15b15.5-15-------------15h16-15-|
|-------------------------------------------18--15-(15)----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                 ~~~~
   S      +S   +Q    +E   Q   S      +S   +Q    +S   S  S  E.
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b20==(18)-(18)--(18)r----17b19==(17)-(17)r=(17)p15----15--|
|------------------------------------------------------16-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


 ~~~~~~
   +E   e E Q.   Q   E  a      +Q    E
|---------------------------------------|
|-(15)--------------15-18b19==(18)r-----|
|------16-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


   ~~~~~~~~~~                                   ~~~~~~~
   Q.    +E   S  S      +E   +E    a      +E    E  +E   E E
|-15----(15)-17---------------------------------------------|
|---------------17b20==(17)-(17)r-17b19==(17)r-15-(15)-15---|
|------------------------------------------------------16---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


                                        |--3--|
  E  a      +Q    +S   E       S  S  S  S  S  S  E.  S  E  a      +E   +S   S
|---17b19==(17)r=(17)-15b15.5-15----15----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------18----18p15----15-----15-17b19==(17)r(17)p15-|
|--------------------------------------------16-----16------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                    ~~~~~~~~              ~~~
   E  a      +Q     Q.    E  +Q   E Q     Q.   E E  E Q.    Q  E
|-17-----------------------------------|-------------------------||
|----17b19==(17)r--15----15-(15)-------|-15--------15------15----||
|------------------------16-(16)--x----|-------x-----------------||
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------||
|--------------------------------------|-------------------------||


   a      +Q.    +E.   S  S  S  E.  S      +E   +E   E E
|-17b19==(17)---(17)r-17-15------------------------------|
|---------------------------18-15--17b19==(17)-(17)r-x---|
|----------------------------------------------------x---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


                                       |--3--|
   a      +S   +S  S  E       S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S      +Q.    E Q
|-17b19==(17)r(17)---15b15.5-15----15---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------18----18p15----15-17b19==(17)r--------|
|-------------------------------------------16-------------------x----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


   a      +Q.     S  S Q   a      +Q.     S  S Q
|-17b20==(17)r---17-------17b20==(17)r---17-------|
|-------------------15----------------------15----|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


                                                   ~~~~~~~
   a      +E   +E   a      +S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  +E   E      +E    S  S  a      +Q
|-17b20==(17)r(17)-15b16==(15)r-15----15-------------------------------15-17------------|
|----------------------------------18----18p15----15-(15)-18b19==(18)r-------18b19==(18)r\--|
|----------------------------------------------16-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  H.      Q.    Q.
|--------------------|
|--------------12----|
|--------------12----|
|--------------12----|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|


  E  a       +E       +E   +Q.    +H.         +W.
|------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|---13pb14==(13)b15==(13)-(13)---(13)------|-(13)------------|
|------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------------------------|-----------------|
|------------------------------------------|-----------------|


   +E   +S   S  E       E      +Q     S  S  Q  Q.
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-(13)r(13)p10--------------------------------------|
|--------------12b12.5-10b11==(10)r-----------------|
|------------------------------------12p10----------|
|------------------------------------------12-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


                                ~~
   E  E  a      +E   +E.   S E  Q  S  S  +E   E   E
|----10-13b15==(13)-(13)r-13---10----10-(10)\-------|
|-10---------------------------------10-(10)\-------|
|-----------------------------------------------/16-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


   E S  E.      E  E      +E    S  S  S  S  E  a      +S   +S   S  S E
|--------------15-15b17==(15)r-15---------------------------------------|
|-15---18b18.5--------------------18-15----15-17b19==(17)r(17)p15h17----|
|---------------------------------------16------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


                            ~~~
   E  a      +Q    +Q    E  Q.    E  E  a      +S   +S
|-17--------------------------------------------------------|
|----17b19==(17)--(17)r----15-------15-17b19==(17)r(17)b19==|
|--------------------------------16-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


   +E    Q   E  S  S  S  S  +E   S  S  S  S  +E  Q
|-----------10---------------------------------------||
|-(17)r\-------13p10----10-(10)----------------------||
|--------------------12---------12p11----------------||
|-------------------------------------12-------------||
|----------------------------------------12-(12)-----||
|----------------------------------------------------||


 Verse 1
   W.              E Q  Q.   H.        Wx10
|-10-------------|-------------------|---------||
|-12-------------|-x-----------------|---------||
|-11-------------|-x-----------------|---------||
|-12-------------|-x-----------------|---------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------||


 Verse 2            Verse 3
  Wx12               Wx16
|-----------------||---------*|
|-----------------||---------*|
|-----------------||---------*|
|-----------------||---------*|
|-----------------||---------*|
|-----------------||---------*|





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