Mcgann Jack

Mcgann Jack - K T Blues guitar tab

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Guitar arrangements of Jack McGann.

Many of you may not recognize Jack McGann's name as a guitarist since he never

recorded commmercially. You may however recognize the arrangement. Jack was

highly regarded among his peers for his arrangements of traditional blues,

ragtime, and swing music. He was also one of the most respected and admired

acoustic guitar teachers of the '70s and '80s. His arrangements have been

passed on by his students, grand-students, peers, peers' students, etc.

Jack was also a social activist, and became nationally known for his fight

for equal health care coverage for persons with AIDS.

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K.T. Blues Trad. Arrangement copyright Jack McGann

Transcription and data entry by Allyn Dimock

Permission obtained from the estate of Jack McGann for free distribution

of this tablature for educational purposes. Please consider making a

contribution of your time or money for AIDS research and/or for health

care reform if you use this tablature.

The "^" symbol means brush the chord from low to high.

The "d" symbol means brush the chord quickly from low to high, then

immediately damp with right hand.

The "/---\\" symbol means let the notes ring at least this long.

I can't say much for the lyrics, but there are some fun uses of the augmented

and diminished chords in this blues. I think that Patrick Sky played (and may

have recorded) a similar version. m12 as written is to lead back to the verse

do something else to finish the tune.

If you also don't like the traditional lyrics, listen to Paul Geremia's

"Stone Sober Blues" which uses this progression. Dave Van Ronk and

Paul do an incredible duet version of this on Dave's album "To All My

Friends In Far Off Places".

E+ A A+ D D#o A A

1 ^ d d /-

e--------|-----------5----5---7-|-5----5-------------5-|/9---9-7---7-5---5-4-3|

B---5--7-|-5-----5---6----6-----|-7--7-7----7----5h7---|----------------------|

G---5----|-5h6-6-6---6----6-----|-7----7----5----------|/9-9-----7-----6---5-4|

D---6----|-7-----7---7----------|-0----0----7--4-7-----|----------------------|

A---7----|-0------------8-------|---------6------------|-0-----------------0--|

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

| | | | | | | | | | | | |

A+ D D#o A

4--\\

e-----------------5-5---7-|-5---------------5-5---0-|-----5-----5-----5-----5-|

B-------------------6-----|-7---7-----7-----7-7-----|-7---------------7-5h7---|

G-------------------6-----|-7-------7-------7-------|-5-------5-------5-------|

D-------------2-----7-----|-0-----------0-------0---|-7-----7-----------------|

A-----0-3---4-------------|-------0-----------------|-6-----------6-----0-----|

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

| | | | | | | | | | | |

A E7

7 /---\\ d

e/9---9-7---7-5---5-4---3-|-----------------0-2---3-|-4-0-------------0-0-----|

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

G/9-9-----7-----6---5---4-|-------------------------|---------2-1-------1-----|

D-------------------------|-------------2-----2-----|-------2-----2-----2-----|

A-0-----------------------|-0---0-3---4-------------|-------------------------|

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

| | | | | | | | | | | | s

D (G) D (G) A

10 /---\\ /---\\ E+b9 ^

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

B-1---1-0---0-----0-------|-------4---4-4---4-4---2-|-------------------5---7-|

G---2-----0---2---------2-|---------5-----5-------2-|-------------------5-----|

D-------------------------|-2-----4-----3-----3-----|-2-----0-1-2-------6-----|

A(0)----------------------|-0-----------------------|-----4-------------7-----|

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

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She caught the K.T, she caught the K.T, and she left me with the mule to ride

She caught the K.T, she caught that K.T, and she left me with the mule to ride

And if I find that no good woman, I'll take my switchblade and cut her hide.

I'm goin' to have her, I'm goin' to have her, every one in this town knows (2x)

And if I don't get that woman, -- take my switchblade and cut her throat.

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