Mississippi John Hurt Tabs

First Shot Missed Him

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            First Shot Missed Him Tab by Mississippi John Hurt


First Shot Missed Him
Mississippi John Hurt (Last Sessions)
tab by Torbjørn Nymo (metonymo @ mail . ru)
Standard tuning


C(add9)
 :       .       .       .
-0---------0-------------0-------|
-----3---1-------3---------3-----|
-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
-------------2-----------2-------|
-3---------------3---------------|
---------------------------------|


 F(add9)
 :       .       .       .
---------------------------------|
-1---------1-—---------1---------|
-----2---0---0---2---0------0h2s-|
-3-----------3-----------3-------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|

0h2s : pick loose string, hammer
on the second fret, and pull off


G(add9)
 :       .       .       .
---------------------------------|
--0--------0-----------1*--------|
-0---2---0---0---2---0------0h2s-|
-------------0-------------------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
                  *sometimes 0

C(6)
 :       .       .       .
---------------------------------|
-1---------1-----------1---------|
-----2---0---0---2---0-------0---|
---------------------------------|
-3-----------3-----------3-------|
---------------------------------|

The first shot missed him, a mile away
The last shot got him, so they say
Oh, the last shot got him
Oh, the last shot got him


She cooked good biscuits, so they say
...
Oh, she cooked good biscuits, so they say
...


Oh, She got good business, so they say
She got good business, so they say
She got good business
Oh, she got good business


I wanna trade with you, so they say
I wanna trade with you, so they say
Well, wanna trade with you
...


Oh you got good business, so they say
You got good business, so they say
You got good business
Oh, you got good business


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First Shot Missed Him (strumming)

Nice to play strumming, vary the chords with
add9 chords, hammering down and letting up:

C       x32010      F      x33211     G       320003
Cadd9   x32030      Fadd9  x32011     Gadd9   300003
Cadd9*  x30010      Fadd9* xx3213     Gadd9*  300203


Strumming something like this gives that "jumping" play:

Cadd9 C                    Cadd9 C Cadd9*
  The first shot missed him, a mile away
Fadd9 F                  Fadd9 F Fadd9*
  The last shot got him, so they say
Gadd9 G                     Gadd9 G   Gadd9*
   Oh, the last shot got him
Cadd9 C                     Cadd9 C Cadd9*
   Oh, the last shot got him

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There is also a song called “The Last Shot Got Him” by Cecil Mack and Chris Smith with
other lyrics than the version by John Hurt. “The first shot missed him by a nose, and the
shot tore right through his clothes”. Cecil Mack and Chris Smith also tells about the 
forth and fifth shot.

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If you have some other versions in text or mp3 of this song, comments or corrections,
mail me at: metonymo @ mail . ru    

Added On December 16th, 2013

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