David Bromberg- Send me to the 'lectric chair

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David Bromberg- Send me to the 'lectric chair

Postby ronster » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:43 am

Anyone play this Bromberg (old Besse Smith)tune?
Not sure about the second line chords (c ?)and also the G7 after the A part. Theres a bunch of great licks and runs in this tune which add to my difficulty in trying to figure out some of the chord changes. I'll tab some those to get some feedback as I don't have a perfect ear if there is any interest.


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      G          G7    C       Eb
He said Judge your honor Hear my plea
G         C(?)     G7      D7
Before you open up your court
G       G7      C        Eb
I don't crave no sympathy
G             G7     D7         
for what I have to report
A                         
I caught her with a gambling Joe
G7 (?)                 D7       
I had warned her about once before
A           
I pulled my knife, and I went insane
G7 (?)           D7      D+
the rest you already know

      G       G7    C         Eb
he said Judge Judge good kind judge
G            C      G7      D7
send me to the lectric chair
       G      G7    C       Eb
he said Judge Judge hear me Judge
G             G7   D7
I want to get outa here
  G                             G7
I want to take a journey to the devil down below
  C
I sliced up my sweet petootie
        Eb
I gotta reap just what I sow
   G     G7     C       Eb
So Judge Judge here me Judge
    G          C       G7     D7
and send me to the lectric chair


He said Judge oh listen to me Judge   
Please now send me to the lectric chair
He said Judge, your honor, mister, sir
I love that girl so dear
I don't want no bondsman to go my bail
and I don't want to spend no 99 years stuck in your stinkin jail
Judge judge here me judge
send me to the lectric chair

He said Judge, aw Judge, Mr Sirica please
send me to the lectric chair
Aw Judge, Now Judge, Mister Judge
Burn me cause I don't care
First I cut her with my barlow
and then I kinda kicked her in the side
and then I stood there laughing on her
while she buckled up an died
So judge, judge here me Judge
and send me to the lectric chair
Last edited by ronster on Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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chords do not align

Postby ronster » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:47 am

When I posted this from a word document, the chords aligned with the words below. It also looked good in the preview box. How come the spacing got lost on the chord line when it got posted (the chords no longer align over the words)??
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Re: David Bromberg- Send me to the 'lectric chair

Postby shakedown_04092 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:06 am

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       G          G7    C       Eb
He said Judge your honor Hear my plea
G         C(?)     G7      D7
Before you open up your court
G       G7      C        Eb
I don't crave no sympathy
G             G7     D7         
for what I have to report
A                         
I caught her with a gambling Joe
G7 (?)                 D7       
I had warned her about once before
A           
I pulled my knife, and I went insane
G7 (?)           D7      D+
the rest you already know

      G       G7    C         Eb
he said Judge Judge good kind judge
G            C      G7      D7
send me to the lectric chair
       G      G7    C       Eb
he said Judge Judge hear me Judge
G             G7   D7
I want to get outa here
  G                             G7
I want to take a journey to the devil down below
  C
I sliced up my sweet petootie
        Eb
I gotta reap just what I sow
   G     G7     C       Eb
So Judge Judge here me Judge
    G          C       G7     D7
and send me to the lectric chair


He said Judge oh listen to me Judge   
Please now send me to the lectric chair
He said Judge, your honor, mister, sir
I love that girl so dear
I don't want no bondsman to go my bail
and I don't want to spend no 99 years stuck in your stinkin jail
Judge judge here me judge
send me to the lectric chair

He said Judge, aw Judge, Mr Sirica please
send me to the lectric chair
Aw Judge, Now Judge, Mister Judge
Burn me cause I don't care
First I cut her with my barlow
and then I kinda kicked her in the side
and then I stood there laughing on her
while she buckled up an died
So judge, judge here me Judge
and send me to the lectric chair


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'lectric chair

Postby Django » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:19 am

I've played it for years and a buddy of mine could pull it off, however when I try to sing it I scare people! It's hard to get that kind of loopy comic delivery it needs. I play that Eb like a C chord with a partial barre at the third fret with the Eb fingered on the B string at the fourth fret.
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Postby tigerstrat » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:06 pm

Very cool idea to do Bromberg tunes (or covers)!

I've got "The Bramble & The Rose" somewhere around here on a sheet of paper... or how about (suggesting/requesting here) "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" or "Girl From France"??
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Re: 'lectric chair

Postby ronster » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:28 pm

Django wrote:I've played it for years and a buddy of mine could pull it off, however when I try to sing it I scare people! It's hard to get that kind of loopy comic delivery it needs. I play that Eb like a C chord with a partial barre at the third fret with the Eb fingered on the B string at the fourth fret.


I play the Eb the same way as well and also barred at the 8th fret. Do you play the same chord progression as I noted? There are a few chords that I was not sure of (they have ?? indicated)
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Postby ronster » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:30 pm

tigerstrat wrote:Very cool idea to do Bromberg tunes (or covers)!

I've got "The Bramble & The Rose" somewhere around here on a sheet of paper... or how about (suggesting/requesting here) "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" or "Girl From France"??


I fingerpick "Make me a pallet" and will tab that as soon as I can find the time if your still interested.
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