Jeffrey Lee Pierce: "Alabama Blues" [written by Skip James]
(from the "Ramblin Jeffrey Lee" album)


(*)= play here the following lick between the E chords

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E7 (2 times)
G          E              G        E
Hard time here and everywhere you go
B         A           G       E(*)
times are harder than ever before
E  G  E(*)
oh-oh-oh
E  G  E(*)  E7
oh-oh-oh


People are driftin' from door to door
can't find no heaven, anywhere they go
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh


Hear me tell you people, just before I go
these hard times will kill you just dry long so
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh


Well, you hear me singin' my lonesome song
these hard times can last very long
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh


If I ever get off this killin' floor
I'll never get down this low no more
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh


And you say you had money, you better be sure
'cause these hard times will drive you from door to door
oh-oh-oh
oh-oh-oh


Sing this song, I ain't gonna sing no more
sing this song, I ain't gonna sing it no more
oh-oh-oh
hard times will drive me from door to door

Lyrics and guitar tabs