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Song Name: Riding With The King (Diatonic Duet A/B) By: John Haitt / feat. Eric Clapton & B.B. King
Posted By: EarthDogHarpin Difficulty: Expert
Key: B Genre: Blues
Harp Type: Diatonic Audio: Riding With The King (Diatonic Duet A/B)
Created: 2012-11-08 17:07:08 Modified: 2012-11-14 13:57:45
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Riding With The King (Diatonic Duet w A & B harps)
Words & Music by John Haitt
As Performed by B.B. King and Eric Clapton
From the album of the same name
Key of A Major changing to B Major
Range: A3 to B5

This duet includes the (adapted) guitar intro, as well as the lyrics for both B.B. King’s part

and Eric Clapton’s part. It also contains B.B. King’s Recitation.

Eric Clapton’s part is above the lyrics.
B.B. King’s part is below the lyrics.
Words in italics are spoken by B.B. King.

Tab notations:
’ = half step bend    ” = full step bend    ob = overblow
____ = hold or sustain          ~~ = wavering hand cup
-(1x3”) = draw chord w TB (If you can’t manage both notes,
play the higher of the two)    (543) = blow chord
-3”-3’ = the -3” is a grace note immediately followed by -3’
-5_5ob_ = slur, or slide, from -5 to 5ob as smoothly as possible.

Intro: w A Major diatonic
1 -2 1 -3” 1 -3”-3’ 1 -3” 1 -3”-3’ 1 -3” 1 -3’ 4~~
1 -2 1 -3” 1 -3”-3’ 1 -3” 1 -3”-3’ 1 -3” 1 -3’ 1 –(1x3”)____
Switch to B Major diatonic
(1x3)  (34)     (543) (543)  -2” -2’ (543) (543) -3 (543)  (34)

-3” 3       3 -3” 4  4_   4_       3  -3’ 4_   4ob_5_
 I  dreamed I had a  good job  and I  got well–paid__
 3  -3      3 4  -3” 3_   4ob_ -3’ 3  4   4_   4ob_5_

-3” 4    4  4ob_ 4  4   4ob 4   4_ 4___
 I  blew it all_ at the pen-ny  ar-cade.
 3  4ob  4ob 4ob 4  -3’ -5  4ob 4_ 4___

    4    4      5   3    3   3 4   4_ 4ob_-5_
Our hard earned dol-lars on  a cup-id doll.__
-3’ 4    4      5   4    -3’ 3 4   4_ 4ob____

-3” 4    -3” 4ob   4  4   -5   4ob_ 5  4___
No  pret-ty  chick is gon-na   make me crawl.
4ob 4ob  4   4ob   4  4   -3’  -5_  5  4___

6   6  6 6  -5_4ob -5_4  4ob 4ob 4ob  -5    -5_4ob_4__
Get on a T. W.__   A.__  to  the Prom-ised  Land._____
                         To  the Prom-ised  Land___
                         4   4   4ob  4     4______

5ob 5  4ob-5 4     4ob__  4ob 44ob___
Ev-‘ry wo - man,  child, and man____
                  Child  and man.___
                  4ob__  4   4______

4    4 5ob -5 4ob_-5
gets a Cad-il-ac____

-5  4 4ob_  4       -5  4ob  -6_4ob_4____ 
and a great big     dia-mond ring._______
      Great big  dia -  mond ring.______________
      6     -5   4ob5__  4ob  6_-5_____4ob_4_____

-5    4ob -5   5      6   5   -5   4   6_-5_4ob_4__5
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?________
      You know you’re rid-in’ with the King.__________
      4ob -5   5      6   4   -5   4   4______________

3    3  3 4   4    4  5  -3’3 -3” 3 4   4_   4ob_5_
He’s on a mis-sion of mer-cy to  a new fron-tier._
     3  3 -3’ 4    4  5    4       4   4_   4ob_5_

-3’  4   -4 4ob   4  4   4       4ob 4  4
He’s gon-na check us all out,    out of here.
                                 4ob 4 -3’4

-3’ 4  4    -5  3       -3’ 4__   -6____
Up  to that man-sion    on  the__ hill,_
-3’ 4  4    5   4          on the hill,_
                           4  4   4ob___

-3’   4   4   5    4    4     5      -3_-2  -3’_4____
where you can get  your pre – scrip – tion_ filled___
-3’   4   4   5    4    -3’   5       4____ -3’ 4____

B.B. King Spoken: Any kind of pill, folks, ha, ha, ha, ha.


6   5ob6 6 6  -5_4ob -5_4 4ob 4ob 4ob  -5     4ob_5__4ob_4
Get  on a T. W.__   A.__ to  the Prom-ised   Land________

            6   -5 -5 -5   -5_  4ob  4_4ob___
            Ev-‘ry-bod-y,  clap your hands.__
Ev-‘ry-bod-y                               Clap your hands.
6   -5 4ob 6__                             6    4    4_4ob_

4   4ob   4   4ob   4ob
And don’t you girls love

4   4ob 4ob  4  4ob___6_-5__4ob_4___
the way that it seems.______________

-5    -4  -5   -4    -5  4ob -5   4ob 6__-5_4ob_4_____
Don’t you know we’re rid-in’ with The King?___________
                     Rid-in’ with The King.___________
                     4ob -4  4    -3” 4_______________

Yeah, you’re ridin’ with The King.

4     -5  4ob -5   6   -5_4ob_4___
We’re rid-in’ with the King.______

-5    4ob -5   4ob    -5  5   -5   5   6__-5_4ob_4_____
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?___________
               5      6   5   -5   5   6_5ob__4ob_4___

(guitar bridge)

-3’ 6     6   6   6   6   6    6   6
 A  tux – e - do  and a   shin-y   Three-
    6ob  6ob  6ob 6ob 6ob 6ob  6ob 6ob

6_-5   5    -5_5_4_5____
thir – ty – five._______
6ob_-6’6    -6’_6_______

Ha, ha, ha.

6   6   6   6  6  6   6_     -3’ 6     -5 4ob -5_4ob_4____
You can see it in his face   the blues is his life._______

4  4ob     4ob 4ob 4ob 4ob 4ob 4ob  4ob__
To-night,  ev-‘ry -bod-y’s get-tin’ their

6  4ob -5________
an-gel wings.____

-3’ -5    4ob -5   -4    -5  -4  -5   -4  -5_6__4______   
And don’t you know we’re rid-in’ with The King?________

I stepped out of Mississippi when I was ten years old,

with a suit cut sharp as a razor, and a heart made of gold.

I had a guitar hang-in’ just about waist high,

and I’m gonna play this thing

4     -5    4ob -5   4ob   -5  4ob -5   4ob -5_6________
Well, don’t you know we’re rid-in’ with The King?_______
                   Until   the   day  I  die.           

Ha, ha, ha, ha.

-5    -4  -5   -4     -5  -4  -5   -4  6__4ob_4____6_4___
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?_____________
                                                            You’re ridin’ with

me daddy. You’re in good hands, you’re ridin’

-5__  5   -5   5      -5  4ob -5   5     
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with the
with me.

6__7_________________________________
King?________________________________
 Yes! Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

I wanted to say B.B. King,

-3’    -5  7
You’re rid-in’,  
but you know who King is.

5      -5  5  -5   5   6_____-5_4ob_4____
you’re rid-in with The King?_____________
                           Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

Yes, you are, you’re ridin’ with The

4ob    5   4ob    
You’re rid-in’,
King.

4ob    -5  5   -5   5   6__7______6_4ob_4__4ob5__
you’re rid-in’ with The King.___________________
                            You’re ridin’ with The King. I’m a

-5  5   -5   6   -5_4ob_4___
Rid-in’ with The King.______
Good chauffer too.

All  of you girls, come on, you’re ridin’ with   me.

-5  5   -5   5   6__5ob_6_____4_4ob_-5__
Rid-in’ with The King.__________________
                     That’s alright Eric, you can ride with me

too if you feel   like

                          (Begin fade)
-5  5   4    3   4_4ob__
Rid-in’ with The King.__  
it.                              Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

-5  5  -5   5   6___7_____
Rid-in with The King._____
                                    You’re ridin’ with The King.
-5  5   -5   6   -5_4ob_4_4ob__
Rid-in’ with The King._________
                                       I’m a good chauffer.
                                                                    
-5    5   -5   5      -5  5   -5   5   6_7________    (Fade out)
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?______

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