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Cripple Creek
Traditional
Verse:
G                            C            G                -                         D7          G  
G C            G - D7          G
Chorus:
G - - D7          G
G - - D7           G (repeat)  
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verses:
I got a gal and she loves me,  She's as sweet as she can be,
She's got big eyes of ba-by blue,  Makes my gun shoot straight and true.
 
Cripple Creek's wide and Cripple Creek's deep,  I'll wade ole Cripple Creek before I sleep,
Roll my breeches to my knees,  I'll wade ole Cripple Creek when I please.
 
I went down to Cripple Creek, To see what them girls had to eat,
I got drunk and fell against the wall, Ole corn likker was the cause of it all.
 
Cripple Creek's wide and Cripple Creek's deep,  I'll wade old Cripple Creek a fore I sleep,
Roads are rocky and the hillside's muddy,  And I'm so drunk that I can't stand steady.
 
Chorus:
Go -in' up crip -ple creek go -in' on the run, Go -in' up crip -ple creek to have some fun.
Go -in' up crip -ple creek go -in' on the run, Go -in' up crip -ple creek to have some fun.
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Sound Clip:
Listen to Jim play along with "Cripple Creek" on the 5-string banjo (click here)
 
Here is a "Basic Strum" used to play "Cripple Creek" (click here for video)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
Click here for 5-string tab.
 
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email: jbott@ix.netcom.com