Who Do You Love?

(George Thorogood version)

Words & Music:

Elias McDaniel (Bo Diddley)


There is a full tab of this in the Holiday 2009 issue of Guitar World.


Basic riffs:  [tabber unknown]



G-1-1-1--2-1----  <~~~ strum over and over, change strumming

D-2-2-2--2-2----       pattern occasionally




little riff in between







                  strum fast and slide down the neck


I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire.  I got a cobra snake for a necktie.

A brand new house on the roadside and it's a-made out of rattlesnake hide.

Got a band new gin that mamma put on top and it's a-made out of human skull.

Come on take a little walk with me, baby, and tell me who do you love?

Who do you love?  Who do you love?


Around the town I use a rattlesnake whip.  Take it easy baby don't you give me no lip.

Who do you love?  Who do you love?


I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine.  I'm just 22 and I don't mind dying.

Who do you love?  Who do you love?  Who do you love?


Now Arlene took a-me by my hand,

She said "Lonesome George you don't understand?  Who do you love?"

The night were dark and the sky were blue,

Down the alleyway a housewagon flew,

Hit a bump and somebody screamed,

You should've heard what I'd seen.

Who do you love?  Who do you love?  [2x]


Yeah, I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine.

Just twenty-two baby I don't mind dying.

Snake skin shoes baby put them on your feet.

Got the goodtime music and the Bo Diddley beat.

Who do you love?  Who do you love?




OUTRO:  ["Who do you love?" part repeat & out]

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