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Love In Vain


Intro and Chords

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Love In Vain > Intro and Chords

In this next lesson series we will be learning the Robert Johnson classic, 'Love in Vain'. The Rolling Stones made this song famous with their fans, so much so that many don't even know that they didn't write it! The version that I play is close to the original tune.

We begin by focusing on the bass which will give you a solid foundation for the rest of the song. We also learn the intro and the chords that you will need. Pay special attention to your tempo on this tune and be mindful always of the bass and what your thumb is doing. Keep it simple and you will catch on quickly.

I hope you enjoy this one.

Corey

 

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Delta Blues
Corey Harris
Rolling Stones
Robert Johnson
Love in Vain

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Loop 0:00 Intro and First Two Choruses of Love In Vain

 

Download the Sheet Music PDF

 

Loop 2:52 Run-Through of Love In Vain

 

And I followed her to the station, with her suitcase in my hand,

And I followed her to the station, with her suitcase in my hand.

Well, it's hard to tell, it's hard to tell, when all your love's in vain,

All my love's in vain.

 

When the train rolled up to the station, I looked her in the eye,

When the train rolled up to the station, and I looked her in the eye.

Well, I was lonesome, I felt so lonesome, and I could not help but cry.

All my love's in vain.

 

When the train, it left the station, there was two lights on behind,

When the train, it left the station, there was two lights on behind,

Well, the blue light was my blues, and the red light was my mind.

All my love's in vain.

 

Loop 5:03 Breakdown of Bass

Loop 6:37 Bass Practice Loop

Loop 9:28 Breakdown of Bass and Melody Together

Loop 13:23 Breakdown of Intro and Ending

Loop 15:27 Closing Thoughts

 

 

 

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JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Jun 03, 2016

Hi Corey,

here's a little video i've made thinking of you in a singing audition in front of students. So now you can see one of our classroom ;) I haven't had time to work your version but it was a "clin d'oeil" for you because i love this song too. I still rush the time when i'm nervous and mess the intro playing a E bass instead of a G ;) I'm sure you'll appreciate the french accent too :)

Greetings

JD 

 

Corey Harris
Corey Harris Jun 04, 2016

Thanks JD....I like that guitar.  Is that a Herb Ellis 175?  I have one too.....

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Jun 05, 2016

HI Corey, it's an Epiphone emperor of 1994 from Korea. In the scorcese movie with you, Taj Mahal seems to have the same but in natural color. These are nice acoustic guitars. I have a rythm chief to play with it sometimes. But here it's plugged in a low price fender amp with a lot of trebble. This guitar are nice in fender bass amp but i dream to have a ES 175 :) ! 

JD Krooks Crouhy
JD Krooks Crouhy Jun 03, 2016

tim james
tim james May 13, 2016

brilliant !!!!!!

Corey Harris
Corey Harris May 17, 2016

Thank youi

 
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