Cross Road Blues

(Robert Johnson tab)

Words & Music:

Robert Johnson

(tabber unknown)

 

Tuning: E A E A C# E – “Robert Johnson - Steel String Acoustic (Open A tuning)”

 

Free Time in 12/8

  Gtr I

  Q.   Q   a  E  E  E  E  E  E  E

|---------10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

|---------10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|

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

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

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

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

 

                                    

   a  Q   a  E  Q   a  E  Q   a E q  E    Q   E E E E E E E Q  E

|--------10s12\----------------------5-|-(5)----------------------|

|-10s12--10s12\----10s12---------------|--------------------------|

|-10s12------------------12\--2s3-0----|------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--|

|---------------0----------------------|--------3-3---2---2-1--1--|

|---------------0----------------------|--0-----------------------|

|--------------------------------------|--------3-----3---1-------|

 

  Q  a E Q  E +Q   E e E  E    E  Q   Q.    Q   e  E E  a  E

|------------------------12-|-12-----------------------10s12-|

|------------------------12-|-12-----12----------------10s12-|

|-0-------------------------|----12--12----------------------|

|-0------0------------------|--------------------------------|

|----2s4-------------x------|--------------10\----12---------|

|-0---------0-(0)----x------|-------------------1-12---------|

 

   a  Q   E  Q.    Q   E Q   a  E

|-10s12--12------------0-0---------|

|-10s12--12------------0-0--10s12--|

|-----------12-----------0---------|

|-----------------12\--------------|

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

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

 

                |--2:3--|

   a  Q   a  E  E  E  E E Q  a E

|-10s12--10s12----------0----2s3-|

|-10s12--10s12----------0----2s3-|

|--------------12-10\-3-0--------|

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

|-------------------------0------|

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

 


                    2:3                          |----2:3-----|

  a Q  a E +Q   E a E E Q   a  E    a  Q   a  E  E  E a E E E E

|-2s3--2s3-(3)--2-----0----10s12-|-10s12--10s12-----------5---3--|

|-2s3--2s3-(3)--2-----0----------|-10s12--10s12---------------0--|

|---------------2-2s5-0----------|--------------12-10-2s4-----0--|

|-----------------------0--------|-------------------------------|

|-----------------------0--------|--------------------------0----|

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

 

  |---2:3---|

  E E E E E E E E E       E E E E E E E E a E E E E

|-3-----5-5-------8b8.5-|-5-8-5-8---8---------5---8b8.5-|

|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-5-8-5-8-------------5---------|

|-0-0-0-0-0---0---------|-----5---------------5---------|

|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-------5---------2s5-----------|

|-0-0-0-0-0-------------|-------------0-----------------|

|-----------------------|-------------0-----------------|

 

  E E E Q      E E Q  E E  a  E

|-5-----8b8.5--5----------11s12--|

|-5-8-5-8b8.5-------------11s12--|

|-----5--------------------------|

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

|---------------------x----------|

|----------------x----x----------|

 

                                                      6/8

      |-2:3-|                          |----2:3----|

   a  e  a  e  Q  E e E E Q  E   E e E E S S E E E E   E Q  Q.

|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-------5----|-5-3---0-------5-3-5-|-----------|

|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-----0-0--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-|-----------|

|-11s12-11s12-11s=0-0---0-0--0-|-0-0-0-3-0-----0-0-0-|-----------|

|-------------------0---0-0--0-|-0---0---0---0-0-0-0-|-0---------|

|-----------------------0-0----|-------------0-0-----|-0---------|

|-------------------3----------|-----------3---------|-----------|

 

 12/8

  2:3

  E E     E E E Q  E     Q  a E

|-0-3b3.5-0-0-0-0--3b3.5-0------|

|---------1-1-1-1--------1------|

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

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

|---------------------------4s7-|

|------------------0-----0------|

 

  2:3     |--------2:3---------|   |-------2:3-------|

  e E  a  E  a  E  a  E  E E S S   e E E E S S E E S S

|-----11s12-11s12-11s12----------|-----3---3-5---0------|

|-----11s12-11s12-11s12-12-------|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|

|-----11s12-11s12-11s12-12-0-----|---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0----|

|-0------------------------0---0-|-0---0-0-0---0--------|

|-0-0------------------------0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----0---0----|

|--------------------------------|-------------------3--|

 

                   2:3       |-2:3-|

  Q  E Q  E E Q  a E E    a  S  S  E  Q   E   Q  E Q   E

|----5-5--5-5----------|-10s12-12-12-12--12\-----0----!0-|

|----0-0--0-0----4s5-0-|-10s12-12-12-12--12\-----0----!0-|

|----0-0--0-0----------|---------------------12--0----!0-|

|-0--0-0--0-0----------|---------------------12----2-----|

|-0----0---------------|---------------------------0-----|

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


               2:3|

  Q   a  E  a  E  E  Q.   Q  E

|----11s12-11s12-12-12\--------|

|----11s12-11s12-12-12\--------|

|----------------12-12\--------|

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

|-0-----------------------0--0-|

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

 

           |--------2:3---------|

  Q  a  E  S  S  E  a  E  E E S S

|---------12-12-12----------------|

|----9s12-12-12-12-11s12-12-----0-|

|----9s12-12-12-12-11s12-12---0-0-|

|-0--9s12-------12-11s12-12-0-0---|

|-0-------------------------0-----|

|-----------------------------2p0-|

 

                       15/8

                                        PM

  |-------2:3-------|   |-----2:3-----|

  E E E E S S E S S E   E E E E E E E E e Q

|-----3-3---5-5-------|---0-----3-------------|

|---0-0-0---0-0-0-----|-0-0---0-0-0-----------|

|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-3-0---0-0-0-----------|

|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------|

|-0-------------------|---------0---0---0-----|

|---------0-----------|-----------------------|

 

 12/8

                                           2:3

  Q  E     E E E E E E q  a E   Q  E E E E E E E Q

|----8b8.5-5-----8-5----------|----8-5-----8-5------|

|----------5---5-8-5-8-5------|------5-8-5----------|

|----------5-8-5-x---x-x------|----------5-x---5----|

|------------5-5-5---5-5--2s5-|----------5-5---5----|

|-0---------------------------|-0-------------------|

|-----------------------------|----------------0----|

 

                               |-2:3-|

  Q   a  E E  E  E  a  Q   E   E   S S

|----11s12-0-11-12-----------------------|

|----11s12-0-11-12-11s12-----------------|

|----11s12-0-11--0-11s12--12-(12)\-0-----|

|------------------11s12--12-(12)\-0-0---|

|-0----------------------------0---0-----|

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

 

                         9/8

                                           |-----2:3------|

  Q  E E E E E E E Q  E   Q  E Q  E Q.     E E E a E +E.  S

|----5-3-2-0----------0-|-3--5-----------|-3-0---------------|

|----5-0-0-0-0-0------0-|-0--0-----------|-----1-------------|

|------0-0-0-3-0------0-|-0--0-----------|-------------------|

|-0----0-----0-0---0--0-|-0--0-0---------|-------2s5-(5)--0h=|

|-0----------0-----0----|------0---------|-------------------|

|----------------3------|----------------|-------------------|

 


               12/8

  |---2:3---|              |------2:3------|   2:3

  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E e     e     E S S   E E Q  E E Q  E E  a  E

|-------------|----5-3-2-0-0-----0-----------|-----3--5----------------|

|-------------|----0-0-0-0-0-----0-----0-----|---0-0--0----------10s12-|

|-------------|----0-0-0-0-3b3.5-3b3.5-0---0-|-0-0-0--0----------10s12-|

|-3---3---2-0-|-0--0-0---0-0-----0-----0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0-0--------------|

|---0---0-----|-0----------------------------|-0--------0----x---------|

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

 

   E  E  E  E E  E  E E E Q  a  E

|-12-12----12----------------9s12-|

|-12-12-12-12-------0--------9s12-|

|-12-12-12-12---12\-0---0----9s12-|

|-------12-12-------0-----0-------|

|-------------------0-----0-------|

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

 

                                                   |---2:3---|

   E  E  E  Q   E  E E E E Q    Q   a  E  E  E  E  E  E  E S S

|-12-11-12-----12\------------|----10s12-12-11-12-12------------|

|-12-11-12-12--12\------------|----10s12-12-11-12-12-12\---0-0--|

|-12-11-12-12--12\-----0------|----10s12-12-11-12-12-12\-0-0----|

|------------------2-----0----|-0-----------------12-12\-0-0----|

|------------------0-----0----|-0------------------------0------|

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

 

  |2:3|            |2:3|   |-2:3-|

  E S S E E E Q  E E S S   E E E E E Q  Q  e   E Q  E E E E E E E E E

|---5---5-3-5-5----------|-----3-5-----------|------------8-5----------|

|---0---0-0-0-0--0-------|-----0-0-----------|------5-4-5-8-5-8-5------|

|-----0-0-0-0-0--3-0-0---|---0-0-0---------0-|------5---5-5---5-5------|

|-0---0-0---0-0--0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0---------|----------5-----5-----2/-|

|-0-----------0----------|-0-------0---------|-0--------------------0--|

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

 

  E E E E E E E     Q  E Q

|-----8-5-----8b8.5---------|

|-------5-8-5---------------|

|-----------5---------------|

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

|-0-----------0--------0----|

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

 

  PM                                PM

                    |----2:3----|                 |--2:3--|

  E E a E E E e  a  E  E  S S S S   E S S E E E E E E E S S

|---------5-5-5-10s12-12----------|-----5---5-3-1-0---0-----|

|---------6-6-6-10s12-12-12s0-0---|---------0-0-0-0-0-0-----|

|-----4s7-7-7-7-----0--0-12s0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-|

|-0-----0-0---0--------0--0---0-0-|-------0-0-----0-0---3-0-|

|-0-----------------------------0-|-------------------------|

|---------------------------------|-0-----------------------|

 

  |-2:3-|             |-2:3-|

  E E E E e Q  Q.     E     E Q.   E E E     E Q

|---5-3-5-----------|-3b3.5-0---------------------|

|---0-0-0-----------|-----------------------------|

|---0-0-0-----------|-----------------------------|

|---0-0-0-0---------|-----------------------------|

|-0-------0---------|--------------0---------0----|

|-------------------|------------------3b3.5------|


 9/8

                       |2:3|

   a  E E  a  E  Q   E E S S

|---------11s12---------------|

|-11s12---11s12------------0--|

|---------------12\----0---0--|

|----------------------0-0----|

|------------------------0----|

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

 

 12/8

             |-2:3-|   2:3

  Q  E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E e Q   E E  a  E

|----5-4-2-0---0-0---|---5-5--------------10s12-|

|----0-0-0-0---0-0---|---0-0--0-----------10s12-|

|----0-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-|---0-0--0-----------------|

|-0--0-0---0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0--0-----------------|

|-0----------0---0---|-0--------0----12---------|

|------------------3-|--------------------------|

 

                          |---2:3----|

   E  E  e  a  E E  a  E  E  S S E S S

|-12-12-12-11s12---11s12----------------|

|-12-12-12-11s12---11s12-12\-0-0---0-0--|

|------------------------12\-0-0---0-0--|

|----------------------------0---0-0----|

|----------------------------0-----0----|

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

 

                         |2:3|

  E E  a  E  Q   E  Q.   E S S

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

|-----10s12-12-----12\-------0-|

|-----10s12-12--12-12\-----0-0-|

|-0---------12--12-12\---0-0---|

|-0-----------------0----0-----|

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

 

                     |---2:3----|                        |2:3|

  Q   a  E  E  E  E  e  e  E  S S   E E E E E E Q  E     E S S

|----------12-12------------------|---5-5-5-3-2-0---------------|

|----10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12\---0-|---0-0-0-0---0--------0---0--|

|----10s12-12-12-12-12-12-12\-0-0-|-0---0-0-----0--3b3.5-0---0--|

|----10s12--------0--0--0-----0---|-0-----0--------------0-0----|

|-0---------------------------0---|-0-----0---------------------|

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

 

  Q  E E E E E E E E Q

|----5-3---3---2-2------|

|----0-0---0---0---0----|

|----0-0---0-------0----|

|-0--0-----0-0---0-0----|

|-0---------------------|

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

 

                                               |--2:3--|

  E E E     E E E E E E E  E a E   E E E E E E E E E S S

|-----8b8.5-------8-5-4----------|-----8-------8-5-------|

|-----------5-8-5-8-5-4-5\-------|-------5-8-5---------0-|

|-----------5-5-5-0---0-5\-------|-------5---5-------0---|

|-----------5---5-------5\---2s5-|-----------5-5-----0---|

|-0------------------------------|-0---------------0-----|

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


                             |2:3-|

  Q   a  E  E  E  E  E E  E  E  S S

|----------12-11-12-----------------|

|-0--10s12-12-11-12-12---12-12\---0-|

|-0--10s12-12-11-12-12---12-12\-0-0-|

|-------------------12---12-12\-0---|

|-------------------------------0---|

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

 

                  |--2:3--|

  E E E Q  E Q  E E     S S   Q  e E E E e Q  Q.

|-----5----3-0--0-----------|----5-3---5------------|

|---0-0-0-------0-----------|----0-0---0------------|

|-0-0-0-0-------0-3b3.5-0---|----0-0---0------------|

|-0-----0--0----0-------0-3-|-0----0---0-0----------|

|-0-----0-------------------|-0----------0----------|

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

 

 9/8                                  12/8

           ~~~~~~~

                         |---2:3---|                   2:3

  Q  E E a Q  +Q   E   a E E E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E

|-3--0---------------|---------------|----5-3-2-0----0-----|

|--------------------|---------------|----0-0-0-0----0-----|

|--------------------|---------------|----0-0-0-0-0--3-0---|

|--------3s5--(5)----|-------------0-|------0-----0----0---|

|--------------------|-----0---0---0-|-0----------0----0---|

|--------------------|-4s5---3---2---|-------------------0-|

 

  |-2:3-|

  E E E E e Q   E E  a  E    Q   E  a  Q   E  Q  E +Q.

|-------5-----------------|-12---------------------------*|

|---0-0-0-----------10s12-|-----12-10s12-----------------*|

|---0-0-0-----------------|---------------12-------------*|

|---0-0-0-0---------------|------------------12p=0-(0)---*|

|-0-------0----12---------|--0---------------------------*|

|-------------------------|------------------------------*|

 

 





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