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Knock Me Down - Tab

PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:51 pm
by kenny
Has anybody got the chors for this along with the lyrics?

Would be much appreciated.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:52 pm
by kenny
Sorry, I meant chords, not chors.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:20 am
by Johan Cruyff
I'm with you there son !

Anyone .... Anyone ..... Anyone ......

PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:13 pm
by Ally
Courtesy of Casino Jack from a while back:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:55 am
by kenny

Knock Me Down - YouTube request

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:51 pm
by Syl
daveb wrote:Could any of you guitar whizzs' put up a YouTube of how to play this? I just can't get it right from the TAB. Similarly for the verse picking for IOU. Cheers Dave

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:10 pm
by Rod Cow
Some extra suggestions from me.

Lee plays the song in ordinary 'D' but tunes the lowest E to a D note.(In the 3 video performances he does anyway-maybe he played it different in the studio than he did live)

The basic chord pattern is:-(Beats in brackets)

D(2,3,4,5,6,7,8) D(2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
D(2,3,4,5,6,7,8) D(2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

C(2,3,4,5,6,7,8) G(2,3,4,5,6,7,8)

D(,2) C(,2) G(2,3,4)
D(,2) C(,2) G(2,3,4)

If you have the low E tuned to a D you can let the low D ring out on a 'D' chord,you will have to mute it on a 'C' chord and will have to play the 'G' chord like this:-


The Lyrics(Verse 2)

Well I went fixin' on upon a
word o' life savin' drug
well I've skinned and fell at the bottom of
one long faith called love
well I paid what it cost me
all it got me was good pain
I'm Jack n' the Box by name
a 'bobbin Knock Me Down Again

The first two lines of verse two are practically indecipherable but I agree it's something like that which is written above (but not quite IMHO).

My interpretation is:-

Well I went fixin' up
Upon the roof of life's sinkin' drug
And I slipped and fell and avoid
The one that they call love

I paid what it cost me all it got me was the pain,
I'm Jack In The Box by name
Knock me down again

The "slipped and fell and avoid the one that they call love" part is almost certainly correct as it's heard this way on the proto version of the song called "Don't Lock Me Out" and also on the "Hedges Tape" version of the song plus several live tapes.

Also,in the tradition of Blues,RnB and Jazz there's a little bit of scat to be heard occasionally in Lee's singing so I would argue that this is what he sings instead of "A bobbin' is "A-Bop-A,Knock Me Down Again".

I will return to this sing and transcribe it in more detail if anyone would like me to.


Re: Knock Me Down - Tab

PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:36 pm
by kopite1892
Rod Cow wrote:I will return to this sing and transcribe it in more detail if anyone would like me to.

I would love to.