LAYLA By Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon 1970

This tab is my take on the Unplugged version (piano coda added anyway)

 

(1 beat) [2 beats] [grey = same chord, more beats]

 

Intro, like chorus: [Dm] [Bb] [C] [Dm] x 4 ?

Jam a bit, then: [Dm] [Bb] [C] (Am*) (C*) *single notes

 

[C#m] What will you [C#m] do when you get [G#7] lonely [G#7]

[C#m7] With nobody (C7) waiting (D7) by your [E] side [E]

[F#m7] You've been [B7] running and [E] hiding much too [A] long

[F#m7] You know it's [B7] just your foolish [E] pride [Am]

 

CHORUS:

[Dm] Lay [Bb] la, you [C] got me on my [Dm] knees

[Dm] Layla, [Bb] I'm [C] begging darling [Dm] please

[Dm] Layla, [Bb] [C] darling won't you [Dm] ease my worried

[Dm] Mind [Bb] [C] (Am*) (C*)

 

Tried to give you consolation

When your old man let you down

Like a fool, I fell in love with you

Turned my whole world upside down

 

CHORUS

 

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

 

CHORUS into jam / CHORUS & end



Piano Coda:   (1 bar) [2 bars]


  SOLO PIANO
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]
  band joins in
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]

    (Am)  (Dm)  (G)  (C)
    (Am)  (D7)  
[G]

(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]

    (Am)  (Dm)  (G)  (C)
    (Am)  (D7)  
[G]

(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]

(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]    x 4
(C/G)  (C/E)  [F]  [Bb7]  [C]

 

Bb7: 113131 or x13131