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John Hammond tabs for Broke down engine

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         Broke Down Engine     from John Hammond recording Footwork

         Standard tuning, capo on second fret
         played slowly with feeing
 E---------------------5--5--5--3--3
 B---------------------5--5--5--3--3
 G---------------------2--2--2--2--2
 D---------------------2--2--2--2--2
 A-3w--3w--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0
 E-----------0----------------------


 E---------------0--0--0--0--0--------------------------
 B---------------1--1--1--1--1--------------------------
 G---------------2--2--2--2--2--------------------------
 D---------------0--0--0--0--0--------------------------
 A--3w--0----0---0--0--0--0--0--------0--3w--2w--0-----0
 E--------3w-----2--2--2--2--2--0--2----------------2---
              Like a broke down engine a.....

 E-5--5--5--5----0--0--0--0--0--------------------------
 B-5--5--5--5----1--1--1--1--1--------------------------
 G-2--2--2--2----2--2--2--2--2--------------------------
 D-2--2--2--2----0--0--0--0--0--------------------------
 A-0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--3--2--0--------0--0-----
 E-0--0--0--0----2--2--2--2--2-----------0--2-----------
   wheel        like a broke down engine a...

 E--5--5--5--5--------------------0--------0-----------
 B--5--5--5--5--------------------0--------1-----------
 G--2--2--2--2--------------------1--------2-----------
 D--2--2--2--2--------0--1h--2h---2--------0-----------
 A--0--0--0--0--0--3-----------------------0--3--2--0--
 E--0--0--0--0----------------------0--2---2-----------0
    wheel    you ever been down and l....

 E------------5--|
 B------------5--|
 G------------2--|
 D------------2--|
 A--------0---0--|
 E---2h-------0--|
   a good man feel



   Tips to help play this piece
   use your thumb to play most of the melody lines
   and use your index finger to brush the lower notes and create the
   full chord sound. The index finger sweeps up and down with a softer
   background while the thumb in contrast really sets the pace and pushes
   those lower tones out to the front of the piece. THis is a basic trans





tab has hammond playing this in e-standard.  hammond, on jhis
instructional video from a few years ago does it in a dropped-d tuning
and, because he demonstrates on a 12-string, is a full step lower.  he
was in town the other night and i confirmed with him that he has always
played broke down engine in this tuning because it is the way willie
mctell played it.

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