Up On Cripple Creek Uke tab by The Band

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A A                               D D
When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?
A A D D E E
Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Mexico
A A D D
To Lake Charles, Louisiana, little Bessie, girl that I once knew
A A D D E E
She told me just to come on by, if there's anything she could do

A A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
D D
If I spring a leak she mends me
E E
I don't have to speak, she defends me
F#m F#m G G
A A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

A A D D
Good luck had just stung me, to the race track I did go
A A D D E E
She bet on one horse to win and I bet on another to show
A A D D
The odds were in my favor, I had 'em five to one
A A D D E E
When that nag to win came around the track, sure enough we had won

A A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
D D
If I spring a leak she mends me
E E
I don't have to speak, she defends me
F#m F#m G G
A A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

A A D D
I took up all of my winnings, and I gave my little Bessie half
A A D D E E
And she tore it up and threw it in my face, just for a laugh
A A D D
Now there's one thing in the whole wide world, I sure do like to see
A A D D E E
That's how that little sweet thing of mine, dips her doughnut in my tea

A A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
D D
If I spring a leak she mends me
E E
I don't have to speak, she defends me
F#m F#m G G
A A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

A A D D
Now me and my mate were back at the shack, we had Spike Jones on the box
A A D D E E
She said, "I can't take the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk"
A A D D
Now that just gave my heart a throb, to the bottom of my feet
A A D D E E
And I swore as I took another pull, my Bessie can t be beat

A A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
D D
If I spring a leak she mends me
E E
I don't have to speak, she defends me
F#m F#m G G
A A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

A A D D
Now there's a flood out in California and up north it's freezing cold
A A D D E E
And this living off the road is getting pretty old
A A D D
So I guess I'll call up my big mama, tell her I'll be rolling in
A A D D
But you know, deep down, I'm kind of tempted
E E
To go and see my Bessie again.

A A
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
D D
If I spring a leak she mends me
E E
I don't have to speak, she defends me
F#m F#m G G
A A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

A A D D A A D D 4x

 

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