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Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kidd and the Pirates

  • If you choose to play just the chords to this well known song, then it's quite accessible and not too hard.

  • If you'd like a greater challenge then scroll down and try the tab parts, including the guitar introduction!

 

The chords...

  • It is a pretty much straight forward 12 bar blues in Em. So you will need these chords...

 

The Verse...

  • Simply play 2 Em chords on the first beat of each bar. Play along with the recording to practise...

   

The verse section ends with a single Em...be ready for that!

The Bridge/ Chorus...

  • Listen carefully to the timing of this when you play it...

The solo...

  • This is a straight forward 12 bar blues progression. Just watch out for the B7!

 

  • And there you have it - the complete song! Try playing along with Johnny Kidd and the pirates using the backing track at the top of the page, and the lyrics!

Shakin' All Over

Verse:

 When you move in right up close to me
That's when I get the shakes all over me


Bridge/ Chorus:
Quivers down my backbone
I got the shakes down my knee bone
Yeah the tremors in my thigh bone
Shakin' all over


Verse:
Just the way that you say goodnight to me
Brings that feelin' on inside of me


Bridge/ Chorus:
Quivers down the backbone
I got the shivers down the thigh bone
Yeah the tremors in my back bone
Shakin' all over


Solo:

 

Bridge/Chorus:
Quivers down my backbone
Yeah the shakes in my knee bone
I got the tremors in my thigh bone
Shakin' all over

Well, you make me shake and I like it, baby
You make me shake and I like it, baby
Well, shake, shake, shake
Shake, shake

 


 

Tab Part

Guitar intro/ end of verse,chorus run...

Guitar riff...

etc.

The Solo...

  • This is an arrangement of the guitar solo. It has elements of the original in it but is not meant to be a replica. You can still play it along with the original, and certainly over the top of the 12 bar progression of the solo.

A --57-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-------------|--
E ---------------------------------------------7------|-- X2
C ----------------------------------------------------|--
G ----------------------------------------------------|--
 
A ---------------------------|----------------------------|-- 
E --7--5--3--0----0-3-0--|--7--5--3--0-------------|--
C ---------------------------|----------------------------|--
G ---------------------------|----------------------------|--
 
A --7--7--5------7--7--5------7--7--5-------------------|--
E -------------7-------------7-------------7---------------|-- 
C -----------------------------------------------------------|--
G -----------------------------------------------------------|--
 
A --4--4--4--2----|--2--2--2--0----|--57-7-7-7--7-7-7-7---7--------|--
E ------------------|-------------------|---------------------------------------|-- 
C ------------------|-------------------|---------------------------------------|--
G ------------------|-------------------|---------------------------------------|--

Solo played at a slower tempo...
Solo played at track tempo...

 

 

 

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