Black Water

"Black Water" is a song recorded by the American music group The Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits".


Black Water (WORD)
Black Water (PDF)

YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS IN THE SAME KEY - but the instrumental in the middle has been shortened for the group jam!

To begin the song, the strum I use is:
/ [Am] down-down_up-down-up / [D]  down-down_up-down-up /.

Then take a close look at the section where I've indicated the start of a different strum that continues all through the next verse. The strum pattern stretches over two bars in a syncopated style:  
/ down_up-down-down /_up-down-down / until you reach the / [A] all / at which time you change back to the original strum until you see the next arrows, etc.

A tricky song for timing, singing notes, and overlapping singing parts - but heck... it's definitely worth a few attempts because what better place to sing a two part song then when we're all together at BUG! And if you play along with the song recording a few times before the BUG Jam, you'll get the knack of the strums!

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