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 #1170  by Billbbill
 Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:16 pm
:cool:

Think

Lyrics & Music: Jimmy McCracklin, Don Robey (Dedric Malone)

Intro: (see below)
C7---G#7/G7

Verse 1
`````````````C
I could give up, my friends I know

And in return, you could give up yours
``````````F`````````````````````````````C
Before we think, what would we do later on?
`````````````G`````````````````G/F#/F
What kind of life would we have
--------------------------C----------G#7/G7
Just in case we both were wrong?

Verse 2
-------------C
I give up my woman, you give your man

But it don't make sense, to take the chance
----------F------------------------------C
Before we think, what would we do later on?
-------------G-----------------G/G#/F
What kind of life would we have
--------------------------C----------G#7/G7
Just in case we both were wrong?

Verse 3
---------------C
Well love is a gamble, we know that's true

Why gamble on me? Why should I on you?
----------F-----------------------------C
Before we think, what would we do later on?
-------------G-----------------G/G#/F
What kind of life would we have
--------------------------C
Just in case we both were wrong?
-------------G-----------------G/G#/F
What kind of life would we have
--------------------------C
Just in case we both were wrong?

Outro:
C---------G-----G/G#/F---C-C7-C6-C+-C----G7/C7

Note: I never heard JG sing the 3rd verse. He repeats the 1st verse. Now I have - mid '70's I believe.

Intro tab

--C-------------------------------------------G#7-G7
e
b------11--------11--------11-------------------9----8
g-11h12--12-11h12--12-11h12--12--8h10-8--8h9--11---10
d---------------------------------------10-----10---9
a----------------------------------------------11---10
e

All hammers are short and almost not there.

Note: edited 4/10/05 - Bold portion of intro lick was placed on D & A strings instead of G & D strings. Oops, sorry.

Sample verse lick:

...Before we think...
------------------F
e
b
g
d----------------------10-12-10---------10-12
a-------------------12---------------12--------8
e
Last edited by Billbbill on Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

 #3018  by Shaggy
 Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:11 pm
Interesting, Bill.

I just bought the Jerry Garcia Band live at Shoreline and they do a white hot version of Think, not sure if you've seen it but I've been working on figuring out some of Jerry's fingerings on those songs. I'm sure he slides that intro chord up then riffs out like you noted.

 #3026  by Billbbill
 Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:14 am
That's pretty cool Shaggy. I haven't seen any footage of this but it feels right playing it there.

 #3536  by Shaggy
 Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:34 am
Here's another take on the intro, slightly different, a little more long-winded but something to play with. A typical type of intro for such a song.

You'll see the first two chords, well you have to slide them up like you would in those old blues numbers, i couldn't get that to show on the tab.

E|--8--9--------------------------|-----
B|--7--8-------10--8--------------|-----
G|--8--9--6/9---------8-----9--8--|-----
D|-----------------------9--8--7--|-----
A|--------------------------9--8--|-----
E|--------------------------------|-----
 #21129  by BlobWeird
 Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:12 pm
Billbbill wrote::cool:

Think


Note: I never heard JG sing the 3rd verse. He repeats the 1st verse. Now I have - mid '70's I believe.
Keystone 74' part of the Pure Jerry box set he sings the third verse after a smokin jam.