La Grange

Words & Music:

Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard (ZZTop)


This is fully transcribed in the April 2005 issue of Guitar One.  I've always loved the "how, how" homage to John Lee Hooker in this tune.


Main Riff:  [play around with variations]]

     A7                                          A7

G|---2-2---2-2-2-|-2-----------------|      G|---2-2---2-2-2-|-2--2-----------|

D|---2-2---2-2-2-|-2------5-------5--| or:  D|---2-2---2-2-2-|-2--2--------2--|

A|---------------|----0-------0---2--|      A|---0-0---0-0-0-|-0--0--3--5--2--|

E|---------------|-------------------|      E|---------------|----------------|


INTRO:  [vamp Main Riff & variations]


A7  [continue riff:]

Rumor spreadin' 'round that Texas town

'Bout that shack outside La Grange.

And you know what I'm talkin about.

Just let me know if you wanna go

To that home out on the range.

[spoken:]  They gotta lotta nice girls.  Have mercy!

A-how, how, how, how!  A-how, how, how!


Well, I hear it's fine, if you got the time

And the ten to get yourself in.  A-hmm-hmm!

And I hear its tight most ev'ry night.

But, now, I might be mistaken.  Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm.

[spoken:]  Have mercy!





      A5/G           A5/F#           A5/F               A5








OUTRO SOLO OVER VAMP:  [lots o' pick harmonics to sound like Billy!]


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