Evil Ways

Words & Music:

Sonny Henry


Verse vamp for nearly all the song is Am to D, unless otherwise noted.  This is fully transcribed in the November-December 2008 issue of Guitar Edge.  That version is Gm to C.  Santana's version is most famous, but Carlos Santana is not the songwriter.


[n.c.]                         Am  D Am  D  [etc.]

You've got to change your evil ways, baby,

Before I stop lovin' you.

You've got to change, baby,

And every word that I say is true.

You got me running and hiding all over town.

You got me sneaking and peeping and running you down.

D             E   E7  [n.c.]            [back to vamp]

This can't go on, Lord knows you got to change.



When I come home, baby,

My house is dark and my pots are cold.

You hang around, baby,

With Jean and Joan and-a who knows who.

I'm getting tried of waiting and fooling around.

I'll find somebody who won't make me feel like a clown.

This can't go on, Lord knows you got to change.







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