RORY GALLAGHER - Pistol slapper blues
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You find this acoustic song on the "Live! in Europe"-album from 1972,
not an original Rory-composition, but a fine work-out of theold Blind
Boy Fuller song. Rory himself played it for years.
I think for the '72 recording he used his Martin acoustic,later indeed
he prefered a restaurated 30er National.
A little part towards the end I couldn't finger out yet, sorry.


The Intro:

   n.c.
e:-12p--0-----12p--0-----------|-11p--0-----11p--0-----------|
B:---------0--------------0----|---------0--------------0----|
G:-12-----------------12-------|-11-----------------12-------|
D:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|




                                    C
e:-10p--0-----10p--0-------------|----------------------------|
B:---------0---------------------|-----8--10--8-----8--10-----|
G:-10-----------------10--10\----|-/9------------9------------|
D:-------------------------------|----------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|----------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|----------------------------|




   n.c.
e:-12p--0-----12p--0-----------|-11p--0-----11p--0-----------|
B:---------0--------------0----|---------0--------------0----|
G:-12-----------------12-------|-11-----------------11-------|
D:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E:-----------------------------|-----------------------------|




                                     C                  G
e:-10p--0-----10p--0--------------|---------------------------|
B:---------0----------------------|-----8--10--8--------0-----|
G:-10-----------------10--10\9----|-/9------------9-----0-----|
D:----------------------------10--|---------------------------|
A:--------------------------------|---------------------------|
E:--------------------------------|---------------------------|




    F                          F
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:-----------6-----------6--|-----------6-----------6--|
G:-----8-----------8--------|-----8-----------8--------|
D:--------7-----------7-----|--------7-----------7-----|
A:--8-----------------------|--8-----------------------|
E:--------------8-----------|--------------8-----------|




    C                          C
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:--------------------------|--------------------------|
G:--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
D:-----0--1--2-----2--1--0--|--------------------------|
A:--3-----------------------|--3--1--0-----0-----0--0--|
E:--------------------------|-----------3-----3--------|




    F
e:-----1--------------------|-------------------------|
B:-----1-------/4--4--4--4--|--/6--6--6--6--4----0----|
G:-----2-------/5-----5-----|--/7-----7-----5----0----|
D:-----3--------------------|-------------------------|
A:-----3--------------------|-------------------------|
E:--1-----------------------|-------------------------|




    D7/F#                  G7
e:-----2----------------|-----1--------1----|
B:-----1----------1-----|-----0--------0----|
G:-----2-------2--------|-----0--------0----|
D:----------------0-----|-----0--------0----|
A:----------0-----------|-----2-----2-------|
E:--2-------------------|--3----------------|
                                    well, I


The Chorus:


    C       C/G         G7      G7/B       C
e:-----0-------0-----|-----1-------1----|-----0-------0----|
B:-----1-------1-----|-----0-------0----|-----1-------1----|
G:-----0-------0-----|-----0-------0----|-----0-------0----|
D:-----2-------2-----|-----0-------0----|-----2-------2----|
A:--3----------------|-----2----2-------|--3---------------|
E:----------3--------|--3---------------|----------3-------|
    know      my        dog       any-    where I hear him



    F                      C                  D7/F#   G7
e:-----1-------------1--|-----0-------0----|-----2-------1----|
B:-----1----------------|-----1-------1----|-----1-------0----|
G:-----2-------2--------|-----0-------0----|-----2-------0----|
D:-----3----------3-----|-----2-------2----|-----0-------0----|
A:-----3----3-----------|--3---------------|------------------|
E:--1-------------------|----------3-------|--2-------3-------|
    bark       well I      know my rider if I see  her in the



    C                    G7
e:-----0-----------0--|-----1-------------1--|
B:-----1--------------|-----0----------------|
G:-----0-----0--------|-----0-------0--------|
D:-----2--------2-----|-----0----------0-----|
A:--3-----------------|-----2----2-----------|
E:--------3-----------|--3-------------------|
    dark



The middle part:

    n.c.
e:--12p--0-----12p--0------------|--12p--0-----12p--0-----------|
B:----------0--------------0-----|----------0--------------0----|
G:--12-----------------12--------|--12-----------------12-------|
D:-------------------------------|------------------------------|
A:-------------------------------|------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------|------------------------------|




    F
e:----------8------------8--|----------8---------------|
B:--9b(10)-------9b(10)-----|--9b(10)-------9b(10)-----|
G:--------------------------|--------------------------|
D:--------------------------|--------------------------|
A:--8------------8----------|--8------------8-------0--|
E:--------------------------|--------------------------|




    C
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:--------------------------|--------------------------|
G:--------------0-----------|--------------------------|
D:-----0--1--2-----2--1--0--|--------------------------|
A:--3-----------------------|--3--1--0-----0-----0--0--|
E:--------------------------|-----------3-----3--------|




    C                   G7
e:-----0-------0----|-----1-------------1--|
B:-----1-------1----|-----0----------------|
G:-----0-------0----|-----0-------0--------|
D:-----2-------2----|-----0----------0-----|
A:--3---------------|-----2----2-----------|
E:----------3-------|--3-------------------|




    C
e:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
B:------5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----7-----7--|--7------------|
G:---------0-----|--------0-----|--------0-----|--0------------|
D:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A:--3------------|--5-----------|--6-----------|--7------------|
E:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|


    C
e:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
B:------5-----5--|-----6-----6--|-----7-----7--|--7------------|
G:---------0-----|--------0-----|--------0-----|--0------------|
D:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|
A:--3------------|--5-----------|--6-----------|--7------------|
E:---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|




    F
e:----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B:-------1--3--1--4--1--3--1--|-----------------------------|
G:--1/2-----------------------|--1h-2p-1-----0--------------|
D:----------------------------|-----------3-----2--0--------|
A:----------------------------|-----------------------3--0--|
E:----------------------------|-----------------------------|




    C
e:------------3---------------|--3-----------------3-----|
B:--4b(5)-----------4b(5)-----|----------4b(5)-----------|
G:----------------------------|--------------------------|
D:----------------------------|--------------------------|
A:--3------3-----3---------3--|--3----3---------3-----3--|
E:----------------------------|--------------------------|




    F
e:----------------------------------------------------|
B:------------10-p0---------------10-p0---------------|
G:--10-p0---------------10-p0---------------10-p0-----|
D:----------------------------------------------------|
A:--8------8---------8---------8---------8---------8--|
E:----------------------------------------------------|




    C
e:-------------------------|--------------------------|
B:-------------------------|--------------------------|
G:-------------0-----------|--------------------------|
D:--2----0--1-----2--1--0--|--------------------------|
A:--3----------------------|--3--1--0-----0--1--2--0--|
E:-------------------------|-----------3--------------|



    C                      G7
e:-----0-------------0--|-----1-------------1--|
B:-----1----------------|-----0----------------|
G:-----0-------0--------|-----0-------0--------|
D:-----2----------2-----|-----0----------0-----|
A:--3-------------------|-----2----2-----------|
E:----------3-----------|--3-------------------|


The Coda:


                                              C
e:--0----1----2----3--|-----2--------1-----|------------|
B:--1----3----4----5--|--4-----4--3-----3--|--1---------|
G:--------------------|--------------------|--0------2--|
D:--------------------|--------------------|--2---------|
A:--------------------|--------------------|--3------3--|
E:--0----0----0----3--|--2--------1--------|------------|




                                                     C7
e:--1------0--------------------|----------------|---0--0--0--0--|
B:--x---3-----1-----------------|--/5----4----3--|---1--1--1--1--|
G:--x------------1h-2p-1--------|----------------|---3--3--3--3--|
D:------------------------3-----|--/5----4----3--|---2--2--2--2--|
A:------------------------------|----------------|---3-----------|
E:------------------------------|----------------|---------------|



Well I'd know my dog
anywhere I hear him bark
Well, I'd know my rider if I see her in the dark

ain't it cold for you, mother
when you say you don't love me?
Well that's alright woman, you gonna need my help someday

you didn't say you didn't love me
when you were stretched out across my bed
you're drinkin' moonshine whisky and talking all outta your
head

ain't but two kinda people
in this world that I can't stand
that's a lying woman and a cheatin', knockin' man

Well, I feel like snapping
my pistol in your face
I'm gonna let the graveyard be your resting place

Well I'd know my dog
anywhere I hear him bark
Well, I'd know my rider if I see her in the dark


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dirkhoffmann@student.uni-tuebingen.de