Little Feat - Willin' Chords

Verse 1 Riff
 
         
         
         
         
         
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No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
G D(*)(see notes) Em C G C C+2(see notes) C G (twice) GI've been worked by the rain (some versions substitute hurt or washed for worked) DDriven by the snow EmDrunk and dirty - Cdon't you know G C C+2 C G But I'm still.. ..willin (And I was) GOut on the road DLate at night EmSeen my pretty Alice in Cevery headlight G C C+2 C G Alice.. ..Dallas Alice

Chorus

GAnd I been from CTucson to DTucumcari DTehachapi to GTonapa GDriven every kind of rig that's ever been Cmade CDriven the back roads so I wouldn't get Dweighed D And if you give me D C step down to G C Weed, Whites and wine GAnd you show me a Dsign D G C C+2 C G I'll be willin' to be movin' GKicked by the wind DRobbed by the sleet DHad my Emhead stoved in but I'm Cstill on my feet C G C C+2 C G And I'm still .... in a whole lot of trouble GSmuggled some smokes and folks from DMexico EmBaked by the sun CEvery time I go to GMexico C C+2 C G And I'm still.... REPEAT CHORUS D(*) - many different chord variations have been suggested here, including Bm and pure D. I use a hybrid of D with a 6th string bass on the second fret since this bass note is very important to the flow of the song. If you're lucky your thumb can cover this, but mine won't so I usually take the easy route and play 1st string 2nd fret plus 6th string 2nd fret with all the other strings open - not such a good sound but FAR easier when you're trying to sing as well ! C+2 - this is simply a slide of C up 2 frets. However, I prefer to use normal open D instead as it had a better ring to it. I've tried to match the words up with the chords but I guess it's one of those songs you have to know quite well to get the inflections right. Also, there's so many versions of this around the lyrics and especially Lowell Georges asides at the end of verses etc change slightly. This version is transcribed from the live album 'Waiting For Columbus'. Cheers, Martin.