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Life By The Drop

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by Doyle Bramhall / B. Logan
recording of 1991

from The Sky Is Crying (Epic EK-47390), copyright notice

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#

#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #

#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

From: Mario Kefalopoulos

 

It took this song to make me find my forgotten 12-string Eko which was deep

buried in a closet for quite some time. I had it serviced and sat down to

learn the song. Here are the results:

 

 

Fist, the general outline. The intro and a couple more licks are after it.

 

|A |E7 |F#min |D7

|/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / /

|Hello there |my old friend, |not so long ago it was |still the end

 

|A |E7 |F#min |D7

|/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / / |/ / / /

|late outside|in the pouring rain|on our way up the road|we started over again

 

|F#min |D7 E7

|/ / / / |/ / / /

|living a dream |as though you're on top (?)

 

|F#min |D7 E7

|/ / / / |/ / / /

|my mind is aching |Lord it won't stop

 

|F#min D7 |E7 |A |A

|/ / / / |/ / |/ / / / |/ / / /

|that's how it happened living |life by the |drop |

^---- only 2/4 here

 

 

|Up and down the road in our |worn out shoes

|talking about good things and |singing the blues

|you went your way and |I stayed behind

|we both knew it was just a |matter of time

|living a dream as |though you're on top

|my mind is aching |Lord it won't stop

|that's how it happens living |life by the |drop / / /| / / / /|

 

|No waste of time we |??...?? the day

|turning up the past, there's no |easier way

|time's been between us a |means to an end (???)

|God, it's good to be here, walking |together my friend

|living a dream |

|my mind starts thinking|

|that's how it happened living |life by the |drop / / /|

|that's how it happened living |life by the |drop / / /|

 

 

 

/ / / / | F#min

---------------------------------------|-------2-

---------------------------------------|-------2-

---------------------------------------|-------3- ...

0---2--2h4------2----------2-2h4--2----|-------4-

-------------------------------------4-|-------4-

---------------------------------------|--2--2---

 

 

Intro:

/ / / / |/ / / / | A

---------------------------------|----------------------------|-------

---------------------------------|----------------------------|-------

------------0---------------0-h2-|0-------------------------2-|------- ...

-----0-1-h2---0-h1-p0---0--------|--2-1-0-h1-0---0---0--------|---2---2h4-

0-h3------------------3---3------|-------------3---3---3-p0---|---0---0-0-

---------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------

 

Rythm:

D7

A / / / /

/ / / / G -2---2h4---4---2---2h4---4-|

D -2---2h4---4---2---2h4---4-| D -0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0-|

A -0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0-|... A ---------------------------|

E ---------------------------| E ---------------------------|

 

E7

/ / / / F#min: 244222

A -2---2h4---4---2---2h4---4-|

E -0---0-0---0---0---0-0---0-|

 

For the D7 he's using both xx0212 and xx7575 (EADGBE)

For the E7, I'm not sure, but probably the x7675x.

 

 

That's it. There are a couple of licks missing but with a little messing

around with the chords you'll be able to get them.

 

Have fun.

 

 

From: Paul D

Subject: SRV's "Life By the Drop"...

 

 

The intro is just some 'A pentatonic' stuff:

(this may not be exact)

 

E-|------------------------------------------------------|

B-|------------------------------------------------------|

G-|----------0-----------2---0---------0--------------2--|

D-|------0h2---0h2p0------------2--0h2----0h2p0----------|

A-|--0h3-------------3p0------------------------3--0-----|

E-|------------------------------------------------------|

 

Then there's this thing that I call "standard blues riff" (because I'm

basically musically illiterate) throughout the verses:

 

A E F#m D

E-|-------------------------------------------2-2---2-2-----------------------|

B-|-------------------------------------------2-2---2-2-----------------------|

G-|-------------------------------------------2-2---2-2--2-2-4-4--2-2-4-2---:-|

D-|-2-2-4-4--2-2-4-2--------------------------4-4---4-4--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---:-|

A-|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--2-2-4-4--2-2-4-2---4-4--4-4---4-4-----------------------|

E-|-------------------0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0---2-2--2-2---2-2-----------------------|

 

 

Here's the chorus part ("Livin' your dreams, wo' you on top."):

(there's some words at the bottom to help keep up)

 

 

E-|------2-2---2-2--------------------------2-2---2-2-------------------------|

B-|------2-2---2-2--------------------------2-2---2-2-------------------------|

G-|------2-2---2-2---2-2-4-2----------------2-2---2-2---2-2-4-2---------------|

D-|------4-4---4-4---0-0-0-0----------------4-4---4-4---0-0-0-0---------------|

A-|-4-4--4-4---4-4-----------2-2-4-2---4-4--4-4---4-4------------2-2-4-2------|

E-|-2-2--2-2---2-2-----------0-0-0-0---2-2--2-2---2-2------------0-0-0-0------|

Livin'... Wo'... My mind... Lord...

 

 

Then here's where he says "That's how it happens livin' life by the drop":

 

E-|----------2--------------2-----------------------|

B-|----------2--------------3-----------------------|

G-|----------2------2--2----2------------------2----|

D-|----------4------0--0----0------2-----------2----|

A-|-4-4------4---------------------2-----------0----|

E-|-2-2------2---------------------0----------------|

That's how it happens livin' life by the drop.

 

 

I hope that helped some. Sorry I don't know any other SRV songs. I just

figured this one out as a favor to a friend of mine who is kinda tone-deaf. You

You're own with some of the lyrics though, they're hard to hear.

Good luck...

Paul D. (s3bz%transy@ukcc.uky.edu) OR (phuckwheat@aol.com)


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