Give Kudos?
Are you sure you want to give kudos to danielcraggs?

Add To Songbook?
Are you sure you want to add this song to your songbook?


2,830 bands | 35,972 songs
Search: Register FREE! | Login
Browse Songs:
Browse Bands:
Tool Panel
Discuss This Song

1 2 3 4 5



Alison Krauss - Catfish John (Chord)
Album: Unknown Albums By Alison Krauss (2000)
Submitter: danielcraggs (3) on 1/4/05 7 comments
Month Views: 31 | Total Views: 13,215
Sound Byte: Listen
Moderator: Ray Terry | Report This Song?
Song Tools

Comment

Songbook

Kudos

Show Chords

Print

Please note, that some chords start in the middle of words. This
is shown by the chord being placed within a word at the point where
the chord begins, not at the start.

Slightly strange chord pattern. If you're after the normal A, D & E
pattern that's used a lot in these songs, you'll need a capo on fret
5 and go from A->E, D->A, G->D.

Permission granted to Countrytabs and Cowboylyrics to host.


Intro: G | D | G | D | G | D | A | D

D                  G
Mama said don't go near that river
D                                   A
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
D                        G
But come the morning I'd always be there
D                           A           D
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

       G                    D
Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
       G              D
Traded for a chestnut mare
   G                     D
He never spoke a word in anger
             A              D
Though his load was hard to bear.

D                  G
Mama said don't go near that river
D                                   A
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
D                        G
But come the morning I'd always be there
D                           A           D
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

Guitar & fiddle solos: G | D | G | D | G | D | A | D

D       G                D
Catfish John was a river hobo
             G                 D
He lived and died on the river bend
         G              D
Thinkin' back I still remember
         A            D
I was proud to be his friend.

D                  G
Mama said don't go near that river
D                                   A
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
D                        G
But come the morning I'd always be there
D                           A           D
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

Banjo and mandolin solos: G | D | G | D | G | D | A | D

D      G                D
Let me dream of another morning
      G             D
And a time so long ago
         G               D
When the sweet magnolias blossomed
                  A                 D
And the cotton fields were white as snow.

D                  G
Mama said don't go near that river
D                                   A
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
D                        G
But come the morning I'd always be there
D                           A           D
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn.

D                    G
Come the morning I'd always be there
D                           A           D
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn. 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I've only heard her and Vince Gill do this, in that sample you have does she end up doin the whole song?
-p8nter21 | 1/4/2005
Yep, she sings it all. The lyrics I found for this song were a little different to this version, mind.
-danielcraggs | 1/5/2005
do you have it on mp3 format?? :)
-p8nter21 | 1/5/2005
the first an seconde verse need to be reveresd i do believe..
-driller | 1/6/2005
Nope he has it right
-p8nter21 | 1/6/2005
For this version, the verses are in this order. It's more
of a chronological order in this, rather than the common
order many versions are in. Thanks for your concern
though :-)
-danielcraggs | 1/6/2005
maybe this version is different than the one i have... i have the one with her an vince gill.. but no biggy.. good job..
-driller | 1/7/2005
Home | FAQs | Privacy | Terms | Advertise | Contact
Top 100 Tab Sites