Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon
There are countless tabs & transcriptions of both the original and unplugged versions of this song. Two transcriptions of the original are in the Guitar Legends: 100 Greatest Guitar Solos and Guitar World.
Dm Bb C [3x] A9 C9 [1st vox note=A]
[opening riff = D5 C5 Bb5 C5 D5 C5 Bb5 C5 D5 in 6ths]
What will you do when you get lonely?
C#m7 C D E7 F#m7
With nobody waiting by your side?
F#m7 B E A
You've been running and hiding much too long,
F#m7 B7 E
You know it's just your foolish pride.
CHORUS: [or can use opening riff]
A Dm Bb C Dm Bb [etc.]
Layla, you got me on my knees.
Layla, I'm begging darling please.
A Dm Bb C Dm Bb C (A9 C9)
Layla---, darling, won't you ease my worried mind?
Tried to give you consolation,
Your old man won't let you down.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you,
Turned the whole world upside down.
Let's make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane.
Please, don't say we'll never find a way
And tell me all my love’s in vain