The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90658   Message #1720202
Posted By: Suffet
17-Apr-06 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Chord Req: I Ain't Got Nobody (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: Chords Add: I AIN'T GOT NOBODY (Woody Guthrie)
Greetings:

I haven't heard the Woody Guthre and Cisco Houston recording of I Ain't Got Nobody in many years, but this is what I remember. Try these chords. If not exact, then they are at least very close. Woody and Cisco likely threw in lots of 6ths and 7ths that I don't show.



C             C7          F          C
I ain't got nobody, ain't nobody got me,

F                      C      D7            G7
I'm just like a little apple, hanging on a tree,

C                  C7 F             C
Don't nobody want me, I can plainly see,

F             C         G7               C
I ain't got nobody, and ain't nobody got me.



Second verse:

I ain't got nobody, ain't nobody got me,
I'm just like a chunk of wood, floating on the sea.
Don't nobody want me, I can plainly see,
I ain't got nobody, and ain't nobody got me.

I can't recall if there were any other verses. Woody probably made up new verses each time he sang this song. Since nothing changes but the second line, this is a perfect zipper song, provided each new second line ends in a long E sound.

Good luck.

--- Steve