Motherless Child chords & lyrics - Eric Clapton

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Motherless Child by Eric Clapton

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    capo at 4th fret, but notes here are in the correct key.
    Sometimes B is played with only the 4 bottom strings
    Sometimes B is played like this, except first B of the verse:
    Intro: B B B
    (add 1/2 a B)
    B (this time only) E7 E7 B B B
    If I mistreat you girl, I sure dont mean no harm
    BE7E7BBB
    If I mistreat you girl, I sure dont mean no harm 
    F#7F#7BBB
    Well Im a motherless child who dont know right from wrong. 
    BE7E7BBB
    Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night 
    BE7E7BBB
    Please tell me pretty mama, honey whered you stay last night 
    F#7F#7BBB
    Well you didnt come home til the sun was shining bright. 
    BE7E7BBB
    I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled 
    BE7E7BBB
    I have to go so far gal, get my ham bones boiled 
    F#7F#7BBB
    Well these other lotta women gonna let my ham bones burn. 
    BE7E7BBB
    Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done 
    BE7E7BBB
    Now I did more for you gal, than your daddy ever done 
    F#7F#7F#7BBB
    Well I give you my jelly, he aint give you none. 
    BE7E7BBB
    And when you see two women always runnin hand in hand 
    BE7E7BBB
    And you see two women always running hand in hand 
    F#7F#7F#7BBB
    You can bet your bottom dollar one 
    BE7E7BBB
    Well Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair 
    BE7E7BBB
    Im goin to the river get me a tangled rocking chair 
    F#7F#7B
    And if the blues overtake me gonna rock away from there 
    End: E7 F#7 E7 B