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/ Eric Clapton / Unplugged (1996) / Layla guitar tab

acoustic version of Layla n 12/8 time

                                Layla
                                 by
                            Eric Clapton


Intro
     Dm         Bb        C      Dm          Bb      C         Dm
]-------]----------------]-------------]-1----------]----------------]
]-------]--------3--3----]-5-5---------]-3-----3-3--]----------------]
]-------]--------3--3----]-5-5---------]-2-----3-3--]----------------]
]-----0-]--------3--3----]-5-5-0-----0-]-------3-3--]-------0------0-]
]-0^3---]--3--1-------3--]-------0^3---]---3-1------]-3-0-3----0^3---]
]-------]----------------]-------------]------------]----------------]


         Bb      C          Dm
]--1----------------]--------------]
]--3--------3-3-----]--5-5-----5-6-]
]--2--------3-3-----]--5-5---------]
]-----------3-3-----]--5-5--0------]
]-----3--1-------3--]--------------]
]-------------------]--------------]


First Solo:
Dm               Bb       C        Dm                          Bb
]-----------------------]-------------8----8-]-10-12-10-8-10-8----------------]
]-5^6^5---5-6-5---5-6-8-]-6-8-10-8-10---10---]-----------------10-8-10-8-6^8^6]
]-------7-------7-------]--------------------]--------------------------------]
]-----------------------]--------------------]--------------------------------]
]-----------------------]--------------------]--------------------------------]
]-----------------------]--------------------]--------------------------------]

  C       Dm           Bb   C
]-------------------]------]--------]
]-5-6-5-------5-6-5-]------]--------]
]-------7-5-7-------]-7----]--------]
]-------------------]------]--------]
]-------------------]------]-----0-3]
]-------------------]------]--------]


Verse

C#m7                             G#7   C#m7        C        D      E     E7
What will you do when you get lonely?  With no-one waiting by your side

F#m          B           E                  A  F#m          B
You've been running and hiding much too long,  You know its just your foolish

E      A
pride, Layla

Chorus:
Dm  Bb     C            Dm           Bb    C               Dm            Bb
       You got me on my knees layla    I'm begging darlin' please, Layla

C                 Dm                    Bb  C
Darlin' won't you ease my worried mind

repeat for 2nd and third verse:

2nd solo:


Dm        Bb      C              Dm                                 Bb
]----------------]---------------------]-------------------------------------
]-6-6-6---6------]---------------------]-------13-13-------13-13-------13-13-
]-7-7-7-7---7----]---------------------]-13/14-14-14-13/14-14-14-13/14-14-14-
]-------------7--]-6--5\3--5^3---------]-------------------------------------
]----------------]-------------5--3/5--]-------------------------------------
]----------------]---------------------]-------------------------------------


              C                        Dm
-------------]----------------------------------------------]
-------13-13-]-------13-13-------13-13-------13-15----------]
-13/14-14-14-]-13/14-14-14-13/14-14-14-13/14-------12\10----]
-------------]-------------------------------------------12-]
-------------]----------------------------------------------]
-------------]----------------------------------------------]


  Dm                   Bb                    C             Dm
]-------------------10-12-10^12^10----10----]-----------------------------]
]----------------13----------------13----13-]-10--10-10-10-11-10----------]
]-10----10-12/14----------------------------]--------------------12-------]
]----12-------------------------------------]-----------------------------]
]-------------------------------------------]-----------------------------]
]-------------------------------------------]-----------------------------]


           Bb         C               Dm                       Bb
]-------------------]-----------------------------]-13--10--------------10]
]-------------------]-5-6-5^6^5-------------------]------------------13---]
]-10-9-7^9-7-5---7--]-----------7-5---------------]-----------------------]
]--------------7----]---------------7-6\5-3-5^3---]-----------------------]
]-------------------]---------------------------5-]-----------------------]
]-------------------]-----------------------------]-----------------------]

  C                  Dm                            Bb      C        Dm
]-12--11/12--10---------------------]--10----13-10-------]-15-15-15-13------]
]---------------13------------------]-----10---------13--]---------------15-]
]--------------------14-13-14\12----]--------------------]------------------]
]--------------------------------12-]--------------------]------------------]
]-----------------------------------]--------------------]------------------]
]-----------------------------------]--------------------]------------------]

                  Bb        C               Dm
]-12-13-15---13-15---12-13-]-10-----------------------------]
]--------------------------]----13-10-------13-10-----------]
]--------------------------]----------12-10-------12\10-----]
]--------------------------]-----------------------------12-]
]--------------------------]--------------------------------]
]--------------------------]--------------------------------]

         Bb        C         Dm
]-----------------]-----------------]
]-----------------]-----------------]
]-9-8--8-8--8^9---]--5--------------]
]---------------7-]----7-6-5\3------]
]-----------------]-------------5---]
]-----------------]-----------------]

repeat chorus:
===========================================================================
                            Version 2
                       Layla (Unplugged)
                       By Eric Clapton
---------------]--------------------------------]-------------------------
---------------]---------------------3---3------]---5---5---5-------------
------------2--]---------------------3---3------]---5---5---5--2---------2
------------0--]----0--------3-------3---3------]---5---5---5--0---------0
-----0---3-----]--------3----1-------1---1----3-]---3---3---3------0--3---
---------------]--------------------------------]-------------------------

---1-------------------------]---------------------------------------------
---3-----------------3--3----]---5-----------------------------------------
---2-----------------3--3----]---5----------2------------------------------
---------------3-----3--3----]---5-----5----0--------------0---------------
-----------3---1-----1--1--X-]---3--0--3-----------0---3-------------------
-----------------------------]---------------------------------------------

-1----1----------------]----------------------]----------------------------
-3----3----------------]--------------------5-]5\6\5----5-6-5----5-6/8-----
-2----2----------------]------------------7---]------7--------7------------
-0----0---X--3--3----3/]-5--5--5---7----7-----]----------------------------
-------------1--1----1/]-3--3--3---5----------]----------------------------
-----------------------]----------------------]----------------------------

--------------------8----------]-10-12-10/12/10----10----------------------
--6--8/10----8--10------10 13--]----------------13----13-10---10----12/10--
-------------------------------]---------------------------12---12---------
-------------------------------]-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------]-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------]-------------------------------------------

---------------------]---------------------------]-------------------------
---------------5-6-5-]---------------------------]-------------------------
--9--10-9-----7------]-7------7----------------3-]-------------------------
------------7--------]-----7-----7/5---3---3/5---]-------0-----------------
---------------------]-------------------5-------]-5--3-------0---3--------
---------------------]---------------------------]-------------------------

1. What'll you do when you get lonely,  No one waiting by your side?
2. Try to gove you consolation, Your old man he let you down.
3. Make the best of the situation, before I finally go insane.

--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-]-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-]-4--4--4--X-------------
--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4-]-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--5-]-5--5--5--X--5--X--7--X-
--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--5-]-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--4-]-4--4--4--X--5--X--7--X-
--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--4-]-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6-]-6--6--6--X--5--X--7--X-
--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--6-]-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--4-]-4--4--4-----5--X--5--X-
-----------------------4-]-4--4--4--4--4--4--4----]------------------------

--------0-----0----------]
-----------3-----0-------]
1---0/1----1-----1-------]
2----------------2-------]
2------------------------]
0--------------------2---]
You've been runnin' and hidin' too long.  You know it's just your foolish.
Like a fool, I fell in love with you. You turned my whole world uspside.
Please don't say we'll never find a way. Tell me all my love's in vain.

--2--2--2--X--------------]-0--0--0--X-------------]-2--2--2--X----------0-
--2--2--2--X--4--4--4---X-]-0--0--0--X--2--2--2----]-2--2--2--X--4-4-4---0-
--2--2--2--X--4--4--4---X-]-1--1--1--X--2--2--2----]-2--2--2--X--4-4-4---1-
--4--4--4--X--4--4--4---X-]-2--2--2--X--2--2--2----]-4--4--4--X--4-4-4---2-
--4--4--4-----2--2--2---X-]-2--2--2-----0--0--0----]-4--4--4-----2-2-2-----
--2--2--2-----------------]-0--0--0--------------2-]-2--2--2---------------

  Layla
------0--------------------]
------0---0----------------]
------1---1----------2-----]
--2------------------2-----]
--2------------0-----0-----]
--0------------------------]

     You Got me on my knees. Layla     I'm beggin darlin please, Layla
---------------------]----------------------]-1----------------------------
----3--------3--3--X-]-5--5--5--3-----------]-3----------3--3--------------
-0--2---5----3--3--X-]-5--5--5--2---------2-]-2---5--3---3--3----X---------
-2--0---5----3--3--X-]-5--5--5--0---------0-]-0---5--3---3--3----X---------
--------3----1--1----]-3--3--3-------0--3---]-----3--1---1--1----X---------
---------------------]----------------------]------------------------------

---------------------------]
--5--5--5--3---------------]
--5--5--5--2---------2-----]
--5--5--5--0---------0-----]
--3--3--3------0---3-------]
---------------------------]

     darlin' won't you ease my worried mind?
------1--------------]------------------------]--1-------------------------
------3------3--3--X-]-5--5--5---3------------]--3----------3--3--X--------
--(2)-2---5--3--3--X-]-5--5--5---2---------0--]--2--5--3----3--3--X--------
--(0)-0---5--3--3--X-]-5--5--5---0---------2--]--0--5--3----3--3--X--------
----------3--1--1----]-3--3--3-------0--3-----]-----3--1----1--1--X--------
---------------------]------------------------]----------------------------

---3--3--3-------------]
---5--5--5-------------]
---5--5--5--------5---.]
---5--5--5---7---------]
---3--3--3---0----3---.]
-----------------------]


Solo:
   /  /  /       /
--5--5--5-------5----------]-----------------------]-7/8--8-------8--8--8--
--6--6--6-------6----------]-----------------------]-9/10-10-9/10-10-10-10-
------------7-------7--5---]-----------------------]-----------------------
-------------------------7-]-6/5/3--5-3-----3------]-----------------------
---------------------------]------------5------5--X]-----------------------
---------------------------]-----------------------]-----------------------

------8--8-------8--8-------8-10-----------]-------------------10-10/12/10-
-9/10-10-10-9/10-10-10-9/10----------------]-------------10-13-------------
------------------------------------/---12-]-10----10-12-------------------
----------------------------------12-------]----12-------------------------
-------------------------------------------]-------------------------------
-------------------------------------------]-------------------------------

-----10---]-------------------------------]--------------------------------
--13----13]--10----10-10-10---11--10------]--------------------------------
----------]-----12---------------------12-]-10-9--7/9-7--5---7-------------
----------]-------------------------------]----------------7---------------
----------]-------------------------------]--------------------------------
----------]-------------------------------]--------------------------------

                                           /   /\/\/\
----------------------------------]------13--10----------------10----------
-5-6-5/6/5------------------------]------------------------13--------------
-----------7--5-------------------]----------------------------------------
-----------------7-6----5-3-5-3---]----------------------------------------
--------------------------------5-]--5-------------------------------------
----------------------------------]----------------------------------------

                               /\/\/\        /    /\/\
--12-10/12--10------------------]----10----13---10-------------------------
---------------13----10------10-]-------10-------------13------------------
-------------------------13-----]------------------------------------------
--------------------------------]------------------------------------------
--------------------------------]------------------------------------------
--------------------------------]------------------------------------------

              /
--15/13-15--13--------]--12-13/15--13-15--X--12--13------------------------
-------------------15-]----------------------------------------------------
----------------14----]----------------------------------------------------
----------------------]----------------------------------------------------
----------------------]----------------------------------------------------
----------------------]----------------------------------------------------

--10--------------------------------]-10-----------------------------------
-----13(10)-------13---/-10---------]-10------10----10---------------------
------------12-10----12-----12-10---]-10---9---9/10 9---9/10---------------
----------------------------------12]------------------------12------------
------------------------------------]--------------------------------------
------------------------------------]--------------------------------------

     Layla,
-------------------------]
-------------------------]
--5-----------/----------]
-----7-6--5--3-----------]
-------------------------]
-------------------------]

Out-chorus

          You got me on my knees. Layla, I'm Begging darlin please. Layla,
-----------------------]----------------------]-1--------------------------
----3----------3--3--X-]--5--5--5--3----------]-3-----------3--3-----------
----2--5---3---3--3--X-]--5--5--5--2--------0-]-2---5--3----3--3---X-------
----0--5---3---3--3--X-]--5--5--5--0--------2-]-0---5--3----3--3---X-------
-------3---1---1--1----]--3--3--3------0--3---]-----3--1----1--1---X-------
-----------------------]----------------------]----------------------------

    Layla,
-------------------------]
-5--5--5--3--------------]
-5--5--5--2---------2----]
-5--5--5--0---------0----]
-3--3--3-----0--3--------]
-------------------------]

                     you got me on my knees. Layla,               I'm
-----------------------------]----------------------]-1--------------------
-------3------------3--3--X--]-5--5--5--3-----------]-3--------3-3---------
--(2)--2----5---3---3--3--X--]-5--5--5--2---------2-]-2--5--3--3-3--X------
--(0)--0----5---3---3--3--X--]-5--5--5--0---------0-]-0--5--3--3-3--X------
------------3---1---1--1-----]-3--3--3-------0--3---]----3--1--1-1--X------
-----------------------------]----------------------]----------------------

  Beggin' darlin' please.  Layla,   darlin won't you ease my worried
--------------------------]-1------------------]---------------------------
---5--5--5---3------------]-3-----------3---3--]--5------------------------
---5--5--5---2----------0-]-2---5--3----3---3--]--5------------------------
---5--5--5---0----------2-]-0---5--3----3---3--]--5------------------------
---3--3--3--------0--3----]-----3--1----1---1--]--3------------------------
--------------------------]--------------------]---------------------------

    mind?
--------------------]---------------------------------------]---------------
-------5-6-5---5--6-]-8--6--5-6-5----5----------------------]---------------
--5--7--------------]-------------7----7--5-----------------]---------------
--------------------]------------------------7--6-5-3-----3-]-5/3-----------
--------------------]----------------------------------5----]------5--5--5--
--------------------]---------------------------------------]---------------



===========================================================================

                                      Version 3
Layla
by Eric Clapton
INTRO   Dm  Bb  C  Dm
        Dm  Bb  C

VERSE 1 A C C#m                               G#/D#
               What will you do when you get lonely?
        C#m/E        C       D       E
              No one waiting by your side.
        F#m             B        E               A
            You've been runnin', hidin' much too long.
        F#m               B                 E
            You know it's just your foolish pride.


CHORUS     Dm  Bb     C            Dm
        Layla,    you got me on my knees, Layla,
        Bb   C               Dm
           I beg you darlin' please, Layla,
        Bb                   C               Dm
           Darlin' won't you ease my worried mind.


VERSE 2
        Tried to give you consolation.
        Your old man had let you down.
        Like a fool, I fell in love with you.
        Turned my whole world upside down.


CHORUS


VERSE 3
        Make the best of situation.
        'Fore I finally go insane.
        Please don't say, we'll never find a way.
        Tell me all my love's in vain.


CHORUS

CHORUS

SOLO

CHORUS

CHORUS



Eric Clapton albums
2001 Reptile
2000 Riding with the King
1998 Pilgrim
1994 From the Cradle
1992 Rush
1992 Unplugged
1989 Journeyman
1988 Crossroads
1986 August
1985 Behind the Sun
1983 Money and Cigarettes
1981 Another Ticket
1978 Backless
1977 Slowhand
1976 No Reason to Cry
1975 There's One in Every Crowd
1974 461 Ocean Boulevard
1970 Eric Clapton
Unplugged tabs
01Nutshell tabbass tab
02Brother tabbass tab
03No Excuses tabbass tab
04Sludge Factory tabbass tab
05Down In A Hole tabbass tab
06Angry Chair tabbass tab
07Rooster tabbass tab
08Got Me Wrong tabbass tab
09Heaven Beside You tabbass tab
10Would? tabbass tab
11Frogs tabbass tab
12Over Now tabbass tab
13Killer Is Me tabbass tab

 

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