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Sonny Boy I

Early in the Morning

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For this demonstration I stick pretty close to the way Sonny Boy played this one but it could be played in any number of different ways using the same basic riffs. When you’ve internalized the groove and you’ve practiced enough so that muscle memory executes the physical part, it will just come in a natural unconscious flow.

I'm playing a C Harp in the Key of G.


Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Jerry Portnoy
Sonny Boy I
C Harp
John Lee Williamson
Early in the Morning
Rick Russell
Key of G

Print Print Chords & Tab

C Harp in the Key of G.

loop @ 0:01 intro

loop @ 1:10 solo

loop @ 2:20 ending

loop @ 0:01 entire song




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daddyray (robbie)
daddyray (robbie) Sep 22, 2012

I hear that as hair a-socked sort of like the times they are a-changing. 

Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy Sep 22, 2012

I believe the line is..."to get my hair socked."

Richard Radbil
Richard Radbil Sep 21, 2012


If you can give me your opinion abouth this I'd greatly appreciate it.

In "Don't Start Me to Talkin,"  what does Sonny Boy say after "I'm going to the beauty shop to get my hair _____."

Some people say "massaged,"  and  some say "aside," or "assaged."  I've never gotten a definitive answer.

Is there one?


What do you think?


Richard Radbil

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