Hiatt John - Crossing Muddy Waters First Version: chords and tabs for the song. Watch chords and tablatures for all songs of the singer (group) Hiatt John. Other chords and tabs for the "Crossing Muddy Waters" can find at the bottom of the page.
Capo II OK,the thing with this song is to anchor your 4th and 3rd fingers on the first two strings(hi E & B)and LEAVE THEM THERE(kinda like Green Day's Time of Your Life). I personally like to barre them. on the intro you can try G [xx9 0 10 9] play this and slide up to the pull offs as you go into c (see below) G or Gmaj [3 2 0 0 3 3] (D G B) : major triad I play the g like this  it seems to give it more of a airy mandolin sound Csus2/E [x 3 2 0 3 3] (C D E G) : sus2 triad (altered bass) as you go into the c use a walking pull off hitting the 3rd string 2nd fret,then 4th string 2nd fret,and land(no pull off) on the c 5th string 3rd fret. Dsus or Dsus4 [x x 0 2 3 3] (D G A) : no 3rd but a 4th from a major triad Em/D [0 2 2 0 3 3] (D E G B) : minor triad (altered bass) with this chord during the verse I only use[xx2033].during the chorus I use the full chord[x22033] also try lifting and setting down on some of the bass stringing it'll add some flavor to the song.Play around a little and soon you'll get it right.Also when going back to the c on any part of the song MOST times you'll use the walking pull off as you go into the c. I must say it's a beautiful song,even more so since I learned it. Intro G,C,D,Em,C,D,G G C baby's gone and i don't know why D Em she headed out this morning C like a rusty shot in a hollow sky D G she left me without warning sooner than the dogs could bark faster than the sun rose down to the banks in an old mule cart she took a flat boat 'cross the shallows C left me in my tears to drown D Em she left a baby daughter C now the river's wide and deep and brown D G she's crossing muddy waters tobacco standing in the fields be rotten come november and a bitter heart will not reveal a spring that love remembers when that sweet brown girl of mine hair black as a raven we broke the bread and drank the wine left me in my tears to drown she left a baby daughter now the river's wide and deep and brown she's crossing muddy waters baby's crying and the daylight's gone that big oak tree is groaning in a rush of wind and a river song i can hear my true love moaning crying for her baby child oh crying for her husband crying for that rivers wild to take her from her loved ones left me in my tears to drown she left a baby daughter now the river's wide and deep and brown she's crossing muddy waters now the river's wide and deep and brown she's crossing muddy waters ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why try harder when you can have mediocrity - Me