Born on the Bayou

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Born on the Bayou Tab

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E7* E/E7** E/E7 E/E7 E/E7 4x

E7* E E7**
Now, when I was just a little boy
E7* E E7**
Standin’ to my Daddy’s knee
E7* E E7**
My poppa said, “Son, don’t let the man get you an’
E7* E E7**
Do what he done to me”
E7* E7**
‘Cause he’ll get you
E7* E7**
‘Cause he’ll get you mama

E7* E E7**
And I can remember the fourth of July
E7* E E7** D A
Runnin’ through the backwood, bare
E7* E E7**
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin’
E7* E E7** D A
Chasin’ down a hoodoo there
E7* E E7** D A
Chasin’ down a hoodoo there

E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou

E7* E E7**
Wish I was back on the bayou
E7* E E7**
Rollin’ with some Cajun queen
E7* E E7**
Wishin’ I were a fast freight train
E7* E E7**
Just a chooglin’ on down to New Orleans

E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou

E7* E E7**
And I can remember the fourth of July
E7* E E7** D A
Runnin’ through the backwood, bare

E7* E E7**
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin’
E7* E E7** D A
Chasin’ down a hoodoo there
E7* E E7** D A
Chasin’ down a hoodoo there

E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou
E7* E E7** D A
Born on the bayou

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* E7 = 2 finger (G 1st fret + A 2nd fret)
** E7 = 4 finger (G 1st fret + A 2nd fret + D 2nd fret + B 3rd fret) E chord + B 3rd fret

Learn How To Play Creedence Clearwater Revival: Born on the Bayou Guitar Chords

The things that make Creedence Clearwater Revival so popular are also the things that make their songs so challenging to learn. A lot of their songs feature require guitarists to move their fingers very quickly. A beginner may be overwhelmed when they try to learn their classic songs.

With that said, it’s possible for anyone who loves guitar to learn how to play a tune like this. They just have to make sure they follow the right steps.

born on the bayou guitar tab

Step One: Improve Your Guitar Skills

If you just picked up the guitar, you’re probably not ready for a band like Creedence Clearwater Revival just yet. You’re going to need to get in a little bit more practice.

Start out by learning simple songs that have very few chords. You may want to play slowed down versions of this songs until you get a better handle on them.

Make sure that you practice on a daily basis. Once you get into the habit of practicing, you’ll feel strange on the days that you don’t pick up your guitar.

When simple songs no longer feel like a challenge to you, you’ll be ready to start playing some Creedence Clearwater Revival tunes.

Step Two: Get The Music

Unless you have a great ear, you probably won’t be able to figure out how to play “Born on the Bayou” without music. While most guitarists don’t know how to read music, they should still be able to pick up a song like this without issue.

Your best bet is to find “Born on the Bayou” tabs. Once you have that, you’ll be able to start putting the pieces of this song together. You’ll probably be able to find several different versions of the song; look for the one that suits your needs. For example, if you’re not interested in singing, you should try to find tabs for an instrumental version of the song. With the right tabs, you’ll be able to figure out this song in no time.

Step Three: Keep Practicing

Even if you’ve become a very good guitarist, you’re not going to be able to learn a song like “Born on the Bayou” overnight. Keep playing it every day, focusing on the spots that give you trouble.

Don’t feel as though you have to play the entire song from start to finish. Break it up into pieces. Work on one section and keep playing it until you can do it with ease. From there, move onto another section. Once you’ve mastered all of the sections, you can put the pieces together and start playing.

A lot of people become frustrated when they start trying to play guitar. A lot of their favorite songs are out of their reach.

However, if you’re willing to put in the practice, you can master even complicated songs. Before long, you’ll be able to bust out your guitar and play “Born on the Bayou” for all of your friends. Creedence fans will be thrilled!