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Song Name: Take Me To The River (Chromatic) By: Al Green & Mabon Hodges
Posted By: EarthDogHarpin Difficulty: Beginner
Key: E Genre: Soul
Harp Type: Chromatic Audio: Take Me To The River (Chromatic)
Created: 2013-02-13 17:06:12 Modified: 2013-02-13 17:06:12
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Take Me To The River (Chromatic)
Words & Music by Al Green & Mabon Hodges
Originally published Key: E Major
Key: E Major    Range: D4 to A5
Tabbed for a 12 hole Key of C Solo tuned Chromatic

Tab notations:
none = blow    - = draw    * - button in
__ = hold; sustain
-3_3 = slur; slide smoothly from note to note
-3_3__ = slur & hold; slide smoothly from note to note &
holding final note.


2_ -2*_ 3_  -3_  3 2_____

2_ -2*_ 3_  -3_  3 2_____

7 7     7    7_  -5 -5   -5  -5  -5 6____
I don’t know why  I love you like I do,__

-5 -5  -5  -5    -5    6_ -4   6   -4  -4 -3_3
Af-ter all these chang-es that you put me through.

-5  -5    -5 -5  6_ -5  6  -4 -4 -3_3__
You stole my mon-ey and my cig-a-rettes,

-4 -4 -5  -5  -5   -5   6   -4   -3 -3  -3_
And I haven’t seen hide nor hair of you yet.

6 6   -5 6_____ 5     -5  6_-5 -5____
I wan-na know,_ won’t you tell me,___

 -5  -6*_ 6  -5_6_ -5 -4_-3____
(am)  I__ in love_ to stay?____

7    7  7  6   6   6
Take me to the riv-er,

 -4   -5_  6  6_____
(and) wash me down._

6     -5  6_      6  7_7*____
Won’t you cleanse my soul,___

-5  -5 7_   6  -5  6____
get my feet on the ground? 

7  7    7    7_  -5  -5    -5 -5 -5 6____
I don’t know why she treat-ed me so bad._

-5   -5 -5  -5  6_     -4   6  -4    -4   -3_3
Look at all the things that we could have had.

-5   -5 -5 -5 6_   -5   6 -4    -4  -3_3__
Love is  a no-tion that I can’t for-get,__

-4_ -5    -5  -5_   -5  6 -4  -3 -3 -3_
my_ sweet six-teen, now I nev-er re-gret.

6 6   -5 6_____  5     -5  6_-5 -5____
I wan-na know,_  won’t you tell me,___

 -5  -6*_ 6  -5_6_ -5 -4_-3____
(am)  I__ in love_ to stay?____

-5  5* -5 6___   -5 5* -5 2____

-5  5* -5 6___   -5 5* -5 2____

7*_-6* 6__  6_   5*__  7*_     7*_-6*_6  6_    5*__
Hold__ me,  love me,_  squeeze me,_____  tease me,_

7    7 -6*_____  -7  -7 -8_7___ 7     6    7  6
till I change,_  till I can.___ Can’t take no more.

7    7_ 6  -5  6   6
Take me to the riv-er.

7 7     7    7_ -5 -5   -5  -5  -5 6____
I don’t know why I love you like I do,__

-5 -5  -5  -5  6_     -4   6   -4  -4 -3_3
af-ter all the things that you put me through.

-5      -5  -5   -5  6_   -5   6   -4 -4 -3_3__
There’s six-teen can-dles burn-ing on my wall,_

-4   -4  -5 -5  -5 -5 6   -4   -3 -3   -3_
Tell-ing me that I am the fool of them all.

6 6   -5 6_____  5     -5  6_-5 -5____
I wan-na know,_  won’t you tell me,___

 -5  -6*_ 6  -5_6_ -5 -4_-3____
(am)  I__ in love_ to stay?____

6 6   -5 6____     7    7  7  6   6   6    6 6   -5 6__
I wan-na know.  Take me to the riv-er,  I wan-na know,

-7  -7 -7 7   7_ 7_     6 6   -5 6__
Dip me in the wa-ter,   I wan-na know.


-7   -7 -7 7   7_ 6_
Walk me in the wa-ter,

-7   -7 -7 7   7_ 6_
Walk me in the wa-ter,

-7   -7 -7 7   7_ 6_
Walk me in the wa-ter,

-7   -7 -7 7   7_ 6_
Walk me in the wa-ter.
        Repeat ad lib and fade

Other artist’s versions of this song include:
Syl Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-2PSp87dN0

Gov’t Mule: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef4wbinQ6L8

Foghat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXVq7VNUPx0

Annie Lennox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hrm5r7_RWk

and Levon Helm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_95DOmt9Bc

and international appeal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M0WVYkSq_Y&playnext=1&list=PLAF8F7ECF2BE501DB&feature=results_video

 

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