Cryin Wont Help You

B.b. King

Genero: Pop

Tablatura

CRYIN' WON'T HELP YOU

As recorded by B.B. King
(From the 1956 Album SINGIN' THE BLUES)

Words and Music by Hudson "Tampa Red" Whittacker

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'B.B. King - Electric Guitar'


Intro
Q=98(8=s8)
N.C.
4/4
Gtr I (El. Gtr. w/ light dist.)
~~~
|-3--|
[tab] Q S S S S E E Q E E E E E S E. E a E
|------------8-----------|---------------------------|
|----------8---11p8------|-----------8---------------|
|----10b12---------------|------8-10---8h10--8b9-8h9-|
|------------------------|---10----------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] ~~~~~~~
|-3-|
E q E Q E E E E E E E +Q E E
|----------------|-----8-------------11----|
|----------------|---8---13-13-(13)-----13-|
|--------------8-|-9-----------------------|
|-10-------------|-------------------------|
|----7-----------|-------------------------|
|----------------|-------------------------|[/tab]


~~~~~~~~~~~~
|--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|
[tab] E E E Q E H +E E E E E E E E E E E
|---11-13-13b15----------|---------11-12-13---11-12-13p12----|
|---------------13-13----|-(13)-13------------------------13-|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] ~~~~~~~~
a E E Q +Q. E
|-11s12---------------11--|
|-------13-13--(13)---10--|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|[/tab]


|--3--| |--3--|
[tab] S S S S E E E E Q E E E E E E E E Q
|-8-------------------|---11-8-10----8-10-------|
|---8--------8--------|-----------10------10----|
|-----10-8h9-----8----|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|[/tab]


|--3--| |-3--|
[tab] E E E E E E E E a E E
|---18---15-14-13------11s12----|
|-------------------13-------13-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|[/tab]


1st Verse
N.C.
~~
|-3--| |-3-| |--3---|
[tab] Q E E E E E E E E S S a Q a E E Q Q W
|-----11-8-10----8-------------|--------------------||------|
|-13----------10---8-11-8----8-|------7s8-----------||------|
|-------------------------10---|-8s9--8s9-----------||------|
|------------------------------|----------10--------||------|
|------------------------------|-------------10-----||------|
|------------------------------|--------------------||------|[/tab]


[tab] C N.C.
W H E E Q H E E Q W
|----------|---------8----|---------8----|------|
|----------|---------8----|---------8----|------|
|----------|---------9----|---------9----|------|
|----------|--------10----|--------10----|------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|------|
|----------|--------------|--------------|------|[/tab]


|--3---| |-3--| |-3--|
[tab] W Q E S S S E E E E E E a Q a S S S S H
|----------|--------------8----------------|------------8---------|
|----------|------------8---11---11-8----8-|----------8---11------|
|----------|------10b12---------------10---|-8h9--8h9-------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------------|[/tab]


|-3--| |--3---|
[tab] W W Q E E E S E S E E S S
|----------|----------|------11-8-10---10-----------|
|----------|----------|------10------8----11-8----8-|
|----------|----------|------------------------10---|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|
|----------|----------|-----------------------------|[/tab]


[tab] 2nd Verse
N.C. C
a Q a E E H W W H E E Q
|-----------------||----------|----------|---------8----|
|------7s8--------||----------|----------|---------8----|
|-8h9--8s9--------||----------|----------|---------9----|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------10----|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------------|
|-----------------||----------|----------|--------------|[/tab]


N.C.
|-3--|
[tab] H E E Q H Q E E E Q Q H
|---------8----|-----------------|------------|
|---------8----|-----------------|------------|
|---------9----|------------8-10-|-8----------|
|--------10----|---------10------|------------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|[/tab]


[tab] ~~~~~
Q S S S S E E S S S S a E E a S S S S H W
|--------------8--------------------|-------------8---------|------|
|------------8---11-11b13-8---------|-----------8---11------|------|
|------10b12----------------10p8----|-8h9---8h9-------------|------|
|--------------------------------10-|-----------------------|------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|------|[/tab]


|-3--| |-3--|
[tab] W Q S S S S E E E E E E a Q a Q H
|----------|--------------8----------------|------7s8-------||
|----------|------------8---11---11-8----8-|---8--7s8-------||
|----------|------10b12---------------10---|-8h9--8s9-------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||
|----------|-------------------------------|----------------||[/tab]


[tab] 3rd Verse
N.C. C
W W H E E Q H E E Q
|----------|----------|---------8----|---------8----|
|----------|----------|---------8----|---------8----|
|----------|----------|---------9----|---------9----|
|----------|----------|--------10----|--------10----|
|----------|----------|--------------|--------------|
|----------|----------|--------------|--------------|[/tab]


[tab] N.C.
W W Q S S S S Q S S S S
|----------|----------|------------8--------------------|
|----------|----------|----------8---8-11b13--8---------|
|----------|----------|----10b12----------------10p8----|
|----------|----------|------------------------------10-|
|----------|----------|---------------------------------|
|----------|----------|---------------------------------|[/tab]


|---6---|
[tab] E E E S S S S S S E Q W W
|---------------8-----------|----------|------|
|-------------8---11p8------|----------|------|
|-8b9-----8-9---------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|
|---------------------------|----------|------|[/tab]


Guitar Solo
~~
|-3--|
[tab] Q S S S S S S E E E E a Q a E E E E E E E Q E Q E E
|--------------8---------------|-----------------8-8-||-----------------|
|------------8---11p8--------8-|------7s8------8-----||-13-13---------8-|
|------10b12--------------10---|-8h9--8s9------------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|----------10---------||-----------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------||-----------------|[/tab]


~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ ~~
|--3---| |--3--| |--3---|
[tab] E E E E E +Q Q E E E E Q E E E H Q Q E E
|-8-----------------------|-------11b12--------------|-13b15-----11b12----/18--|
|---/13-13-13-13-(13)-----|-13-13--------------13-13-|--------13---------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|[/tab]


~~~~~~~
|--3--| |---3----| |--3--|
[tab] +Q. S S Q E E E E S S S S E E +Q E E E
|-(18)---15-15-18b18.5--15-18-15-|-18-15-14-13s11----------------12-13-|
|--------------------------------|----------------13-13-(13)--13-------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|[/tab]


|--3--| |-----3-----| |3-|
[tab] E E E S S S S E Q E Q
|-12-13-12-13-12h13p12----12---------|
|----------------------13----13-13---|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|[/tab]


|--3--| |-3--| |---3---| |---3---|
[tab] +Q E E E E E Q E E E E E E. S E E E S S
|------------12-13-12\----|--------8-10-10b11-8-10-8-10-8h10p|
|-(13)----13-------13\----|---8-10---------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------|[/tab]


|-3--| |-----3-----| |-3--| |----3----|
[tab] E E E E E S +S E E E E +E E
|-8----8-10-8-10b11-(10)-8-11---11b13r(11)-8--|
|---10----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|[/tab]


4th Verse
N.C.
~~~~~~~
|-3--| |-3--| |-3--|
[tab] E E E +Q E E E E E E a Q a E E H W W
|---8------------11-8--------|-----------------||----------|------|
|-8---13-(13)---------8----8-|------7s8--------||----------|------|
|-----------------------10---|-8h9--8s9--------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|
|----------------------------|-----------------||----------|------|[/tab]


[tab] C N.C.
H E E Q H E E Q W W
|---------8----|---------8----|----------|------|
|---------8----|---------8----|----------|------|
|---------9----|---------9----|----------|------|
|--------10----|--------10----|----------|------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|------|
|--------------|--------------|----------|------|[/tab]


|---3---| |--3--|
[tab] E E E E E E Q S S S S a E E a S S S S Q Q W W
|-----------8--------------------|-------------8----------|----------|------|
|---------8---11s14s13--8--------|-----------8---11p8-----|----------|------|
|---10b12-----------------10p8---|-8h9---8h9--------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------|----------|------|[/tab]


[tab] Db7C7
TP
E E E E E E E E Q E E +H q Q H
|---8---------------|-------8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|-----11-8----8-----|-8---9-8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|----------10---8-9-|----10-9-(9)----|-9----------*|
|-------------------|-----9-8-(8)----|-8----------*|
|-------------------|----------------|------------*|
|-------------------|----------------|------------*|[/tab]


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
- tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths