Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton
Obviously, this is a classic.  I'm sure a lot of you will try this, so enjoy it!
I don't have any of Clapton's solos because they are too hard, but here's the basic
song.  A little known fact: this song was written about Clapton's forbidden love.
Who was this forbidden love?  His best friend George Harrison's (read Beatles)
wife!  Now doesn't that suck?  Keep playin' guys!


Here's the intro. The first line is repeated several times, then Clapton solos over it, then the second line goes into the verse: Dm Bb C Dm + + + + + + + + + + e:---------|-----------------|-----------------| B:-------3-|---3---3---3-3-5-|---5-5-3-------3-| G:-------2-|---2---3---3-3-5-|---5-5-2-------2-| D:-------0-|-----------3-3---|-------0-------0-| A:-0h3-----|-----3-1-------3-|---3-3---0h3-----| E:---------|-----------------|-----------------| Bb C A C + + + + + + + + e:-----------------|-----------------| B:---3---3---3-3-5-|---5-5-----------| G:---2---3---3-3-5-|---5-5-----------| D:-----------3-3---|---------2---5---| A:-----3-1-------3-|---3-3---0---3---| E:-----------------|-----------------|
The verses look like this: What will... lonely When no one's...side C#m7 G#7 C#m7 C D E7 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-----4-4-4-4-4---|-4---4-----------|-----0-----0-0---| B:---5-5---5-5-5-5-|-----4-4-4-4-4---|-5---5---5---7---|-----0-3---3-3---| G:---4-4---4-4-4-4-|-----5-5-5-5-5---|-4---4---5---7---|---1---1---1-1---| D:---6-6---6-6-6-6-|-----4-4-4-4-4---|-6---6---5---7---|-2-----2---------| A:-4-----------4---|-----6-6-6-6-6-4-|-----4---3---5---|-2-----2---------| E:-----------------|-4---------------|-----------------|-0-------------2-| You've been... hidin' much... You know it's...pride Layla F#m B E A F#m B E A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + e:-2---2-----------|-0---0-----------|-2---2---2---2---|-0---0---0-------| B:-2---2---4---4---|-0---0---2---2---|-2---2---4---4---|-0---0---2-------| G:-2---2---4---4---|-1---1---2---2---|-2---2---4---4---|-1---1---2-------| D:-4---4---4---4---|-2---2---2---2---|-4---4---4---4---|-2---2---2-------| A:-4---4-2-2---2---|-2---2-0-0---0---|-4---4-2-2---2---|-2---2-0-0-------| E:-2---2---------0-|-0---0---------2-|-2---2---------0-|-0---0-----------|
The chorus is just the intro tab again. The solo is also over the intro. Someday I will figure out the solos and put them up.
What'll you do when you get lonely And nobody's waiting by your side You've been running and hiding much too long You know it's just your foolish pride CHORUS Layla You've got me on my knees Layla I'm begging darling please Layla Darling won't you ease my worried mind I tried to give you consolation When your old man had let you down Like a fool I fell in love with you You turned my whole world upside down CHORUS Let's make the best of the situation Before I finally go insane Please don't say we'll never find a way And tell me all my love's in vain CHORUS 2x

Created on 6-2-97 by
Daniel E. Smith.