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 #43062  by st. stephen
 Sat May 03, 2008 4:27 am
Right now I'm tryin to figure out Hendrix' Red House, it's a standart 12 bar blues, here's the question:

in a standart 12 bar blues it would go like this:
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B
there's a red house over yonder, that's where my baby stays
E
there's a red house over yonder, that's where my baby 
     B
stays
F# 
I ain't home to see my baby
E                           B     F#
bout a 99 and a one half day
wouldn't it? Or does it go to E at "that's where my baby stays"? normally a blues should by easy to figure out, but I had always problems with red house. thanks for answers

 #43115  by d-v-s
 Sun May 04, 2008 11:36 pm
I'd play it like this - based on the versions I've heard.
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B                                E
there's a red house over yonder, that's where my
          B 
baby stays 
E 
there's a red house over yonder, that's where my
          B
baby stays 
F# 
I ain't home to see my baby 
E                           B     F# 
bout a 99 and a one half day   
Basically,
B - 1 bars
E - 1 bar
B - 2 bar
E - 2 bars
B - 2 bars
F# - 1 bar
E - 1 bar
B - 1.5 bar
F# - 0.5 bar