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Song Name: Riding With The King (Diatonic Duet A 1st/3rd Pos.) 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 1st/3rd Pos.)
Created: 2012-11-08 18:01:50 Modified: 2012-11-14 13:56:55
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Riding With The King (Diatonic Duet A harp 1st & 3rd Position)
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 draw    ob = overblow
____ = hold or sustain
-(1x3”) = draw chord w TB (If you can’t manage both notes,
then play the higher of the two {which in this case would be -3”})
-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
__-8____ = continue holding note from previous line


Intro (A Major diatonic, 1st position):
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”)____
(3rd position) -3  -4     5ob 5ob  3 -3” 5ob 5ob 4 5ob  -4


-3  -3”     -3” -3  -4 -4__ -4_     -3” 4   -4_    -5_5ob_
 I  dreamed  I  had a  good job and  I  got well – paid___
-3” -4’     -3” -4  -3 -3”_ -5_  4   -3” -4  -4_   -5_5ob_ 

-3  -4   -4 -5_ -4 -4  -5  -4 -4_ -4_____
 I  blew it all at the pen-ny ar-cade.___
-3” -5   -5 -5_ -4 4   6   -5 -4_ -4_____

    -4   -4     5ob -3”  -3” -3” 4   4_ -5_6__
Our hard earned dol-lars on   a  cup-id doll._
4   -4   -4     5ob -4   4   -3” 4   4  -5____

-3 -4   -3 -5    -4 -4  6     -5_  -4 -4_____
No pret-ty chick is gon-na    make me crawl._
-5 -5   -4 -5    -4 -4  4     6__  5ob -4____

-6  -6 -6 -6 6_-5 6_-4 -5 -5  -5   6     6_-5_-4___
Get on  a T. W.__ A.__ to the Prom-ised  Land._____
                       To the Prom-ised  Land_____
                       -4 -4  -5   -4    -4_______

-6’ 6  -56 -4    -5_    -5 -4-5__
Ev-‘ry wo-man,  child, and man__
                Child  and man._
                -5_    -4  -4___

-4  -4 -6’ 6  -5_6
gets a Cad-il-lac

6  -4 -5_   -4      6   -5   6_-5_-4____
and a great big     dia-mond ring.______
      Great big  dia -  mond ring.____________
      -6_   6   -56_____ -5   -6_6__-5_-4______

6     -5  5    5ob    -6’ 5ob 6    -4   -6_6_-5_-4__5ob_-4_
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The  King?______________
      You know you’re rid-in’ with the King._______________
      -5  6    5ob    -6’ -4  6    -4  -4__________________

-3”  -3” -3” -4  -4   -4 5ob 4-3” -3 -3” -4  -4_  -5_5ob_
He’s on   a  mis-sion of mer-cy   to  a  new fron-tier.__
     -3” -3” 4   -4   -4 5ob -4          -4  -4_  -5_5ob_

4    -4  5  -5    -4 -4  -4      -5  -4 -4_____
He’s gon-na check us all out,    out of here.__
                                 -5  -4 4-4____

4  -4 -4   6   -3”     4  -4___ -7____
Up to that man-sion    on the__ hill,_
4  -4 -4   -5  -4        On the hill,_
                         -4 -4  -4____

4     -4  -4  5ob  -4   -4  5ob   -4_-3” 4_-4____
where you can get  your pre–scrip–tion__ filled__
4     -4  -4  5ob  -4   4   5ob   -4____ 4_-4____

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

-6 -6’-6 -6 -6 6_-5 6_-4 -5 -5  -5   6      -5_6__-5_-4
Get  on  a T. W.__ A.__ to the Prom-ised   Land_______

            -6  6  6   6   6____ -5   -4_-5____
            Ev-‘ry-bod-y,  clap_ your hands.___
Ev-‘ry-bod-y                               Clap your hands.
-6  6  -5 -6                               -6   -4   -4_-5_

-4  -5    -4  -5    -5    -4  -5  -5   -4 -5__-6_6__-5_-4__
And don’t you girls love  the way that it seems____________

6     5ob 6    5ob   6   -5  6    -5  -6__6_-5_-4_____
Don’t you know we’re rid-in’ with The King?___________
                     Rid-in’ with The King.
                     -5  5   -4   -3  -4____

Yeah, you’re ridin’ with The King.

-4    6   -5  6    -6  6_-5_-4___
We’re rid-in’ with the King._____

6     -5  6    -5 5ob 6   5ob 6    5ob -6__6____-5_-4_____ 
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?______________
                      5ob 5ob 6    5ob -6_-6’___-5_-4_____

(guitar bridge)

4 -6   -6 -6 -6 -6 -6  -6 -6      -6_6 5ob  6_5ob_-4_5ob___
A tux - e-do and a shin-y Three - thir–ty – five.__________
  7     7 7  7   7 7    7 7       7_6ob-6   6ob_-6_________

Ha, ha, ha.

-6  -6  -6  -6 -6 -6  -6_    4   -6    6  -5  6_-5-4____
You can see it in his face   the blues is his life._____

-4 -5      -5  -5   -5    -5  -5  -5   -5
To-night,  ev-‘ry – bod - y’s get-tin’ their

-6 -5  6________
an-gel wings.___

4   6     -5  6    5ob   6   5ob 6    5ob 6_-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    6     -5  6    -5    6   -5  6    -5  6_-6________
Well, don’t you know we’re rid-in’ with The King?_______
                Until   the   day  I  die.            

Ha, ha, ha, ha.

6     5ob 6    5ob    6   5ob 6    5ob -6__-5_-4____-6_-4__
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?_______________
7     -6  7    -6     7   -6  7    -5                You’re ridin’ with

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

  6__   5ob 6    5ob    6   -5  6    5ob     -6__-8______
  Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with the     King?________
with me.

__-8________________________
Yes! Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

I wanted to say B.B. King,

4      6   -8     5ob    6  5ob 6    5ob -6_6-6___-5_-4____
You’re rid-in’,   You’re rid-in with The King._____________
but you know who King is.

Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

Yes, you are, you’re ridin’ with The

-5     6   -5 
You’re rid-in’,
King.

-5     6   5ob 6    5ob -6__-8_____-6_-5_-4__-55ob__
you’re rid-in’ with The King._______________________
                                     You’re ridin’ with The King. I’m a

6   5ob 6    -6  6_-5_-4___
Rid-in’ with The King._____
Good chauffer too.

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

6   5ob 6    5ob -6_-6’_-6_____4_-5_6__
Rid-in’ with The King._________________
              That’s alright Eric, you can ride with me

too if you feel   like

6   5ob -4   -3” -4_-5___
Rid-in’ with The King.__   (Begin fade)
it.                      Yes, you’re ridin’ with The King.

6   5ob 6    5ob -6___-8-8____
Rid-in with The King._________
                         You’re ridin’ with The King.

6   5ob 6    -6  6_-5_-4_-5__
Rid-in’ with The King._______
                         I’m a good chauffer.

6     5ob 6    5ob    6   5ob 6    5ob -6_-8_________
Don’t you know you’re rid-in’ with The King?_________ (Fade out)


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