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Best In Town Chords
Version #1
Buddy Guy


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[Intro]
 
G
 
 
[Verse]
 
G
Mama and daddy told me
           G
When I was knee high to the ground
        C
He said son don't let nobody
G
Push you around
D
You don't have to be the best in town
     C
Just try to be the best until
                    G
Till the best come around
 
 
[Verse 2]
 
       G
When I first heard Muddy Waters
G
I knew I was Chicago bound
C
Start playing on the South Side
G
And this is what I found
D
You don't have to be the best in town
     C
Just got to be the best
                    G
Till the best come around
 
 
[Bridge]
 
C
You don't have, to be the fastest gun
      G
But a Hoochie Coochie man of the Seven Sons
          C
I'm gonna keep on grinning till my grave's in the ground
            D
Because I'm too far gone to ever turn around
 
 
[Solo]
 
G C G D C G
 
 
[Bridge 2]
 
C
You don't have, to be the fastest gun
      G
But a Hoochie Coochie man of the Seven Sons
          C
I'm gonna keep on grinning till my grave's in the ground
            D
Because I'm too far gone to ever turn around
 
 
[Verse 3]
 
G
Met a shy town woman
G
Down on Wabash Avenue
    C
She said I'm gonna love you
G
You damn sure gonna love me too
D
You don't have to be the best in town
     C
Just try to be the best
 G
Looka here
D
You don't have to be the best in town
     C
Just got to be the best
                    G
Till the best come around
 
 
[Solo 2]
 
G
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How to play "Best In Town" on guitar

[Intro]
- Chord: G.
- Strumming: Maintain a consistent down-up strumming pattern.
- Dynamics: Play with a confident, bluesy tone.

[Verse 1.]
- Chords are G, C, G, D, C, G.
- Strumming: Maintain a steady rhythm while accentuating downstrokes.
- Transition: Practice making a seamless transition between G and C.
- Nuances: Allow the chords to ring out somewhat to keep the bluesy mood.

[Verse 2.]
- Chords are G, C, G, D, C, G.
- Strumming: Similar to Verse 1, keep a consistent pattern.
- Transition: Make sure the shifts between G and C are seamless.
- Expression: Use subtle dynamics to highlight the lyrics.

[Bridge]
- C, G, C, D are the chords.
- Strumming: Keep up a steady strumming rhythm while emphasizing downstrokes.
- Transition: Make sure that changes flow naturally, especially from C to G.
- Nuances: Highlight the lyrical content with dynamic variations.

[Solo]
- Chords are G, C, G, D, C, G.
- Strumming: Use the same pattern as the verses.
- Dynamics: Increase the intensity to match the solo's energy.

[Bridge 2.]
- Chords are C, G, C, D.
- Strumming: Use the same pattern as the first bridge.
- Transition: Maintain a steady beat.
- Expression: Draw attention to the lyrics' rich emotional content.

[Verse 3.]
- G, C, G, D, C, G are the chords.
- Strumming: Keep the same cadence as in the preceding verses.
- Transition: Make sure there is a seamless chord change.
- Expression: Play to fit the phrase with conviction.

[Solo 2]
- Chord: G - Strumming: Finish with a powerful, deliberate strum on G.
- Dynamics: Allow the final chord to ring out organically to end the song.

[Common Mistakes]
- Quick changes in chord, especially between G and C.
- An uneven rhythm is produced when a steady strumming pattern
is not maintained.
- The song's bluesy tone is diminished by the overly delicate strumming.

[Song Facts]
The well-known blues song "Best In Town" by Buddy Guy extols the virtues
of tenacity and striving for greatness. The well-known blues guitarist and
singer Buddy Guy is well-known for his powerful live performances and
expressive playing. With its sincere lyrics and lovely tune, the song
captures the spirit of the blues while reflecting on his journey
and lessons learned.            
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