Can't You See?

Words & Music by:

Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker Band)


This is fully transcribed in the "Southern Rock" issue of Guitar Legends, including various fills & solos.  Whichever intro vamp you choose simply repeats for the entire song.  I've put the simple vamp above the words just because it is easier to read.


Simple vamp:

D     | C    | G    | D    |

Truer vamp:

D   Dsus4 D   | Dsus2/C   |G   | D  Dsus4  |


D                           C

Gonna take a freight train, down at the station, Lord.

G                     D

I don't care where it goes.

Gonna climb a mountain, the highest mountain.

Jump off, nobody gonna know.



Can't you see?  Can't you see?  What that woman, she been doing to me?

Can't you see?  Can't you see?  What that woman, she been doing to me?


I'm gonna find me a hole in the wall, IÕm gonna crawl inside and die.

Come a lady, now - a mean old woman, Lord - never told me goodbye.






IÕm gonna buy me a ticket, now, as far as I can.

Ain't a-never coming back.

Ride me a southbound, all the way to Georgia, now.

ÔTil the train, it run out of track.





Simple version:

chords include the high G on the E string, so they are:

C = 0 3 2 0 1 3

G5 = 3 x 0 0 3 3

D alternates between standard D (x 0 0 2 3 2), Dsus4 (x 0 0 2 3 3) & D(add 2) (x 0 0 2 3 0)


Truer version:

D = x x 0 2 3 2   Dsus4 = x x 0 2 3 3     Dsus4/C = x 3 0 2 3 3

D/C = Dsus2/C = x 3 0 2 3 0

Like the simple version, you are encouraged to play around with the D chord, adding Dsus4 or Dsus2 where it just seems right.  Or subbing D/C or Dsus4/C for the Dsus2/C or subbing the D7 variations:

D7 = x x 0 2 1 2  D7sus4 = x x 0 2 1 3    D7sus2 = x x 0 2 1 0


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