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Robert Johnson: Love In Vain Blues - - (Table view)

Other recordings of Love In Vain Blues:

It is the only song Robert Johnson recorded in Open-G tuning. It became very well known through Rolling Stones version of Love in Vain on their Let it Bleed album.

Progressions

  • Blues 12 Type1 Blues 12 Bar Blues - Type 1 - No turnaround
  • Basically a 12-bar type 1, but it also has a II chord (A7).

    Special chords

    Modulation

    Books including the song

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    The Blues Fake Book
    For voice and C instrument. Format: fakebook (spiral bound). With vocal melody, lyrics, chord names and leadsheet notation.
    RefNr: HL240082
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    King of the Delta Blues
    Guitar Transcriptions and Detailed Lessons for 29 Songs
    RefNr: HL660066
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Robert Johnson Signature Licks
    Explore the music of one of the greatest acoustic bluesmen of all time with this fascinating book/CD pack. A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Legendary Guitarist's Style and Technique.
    RefNr: HL695264
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar
    Learn to Play Blues Guitar With Step-By-Step Lessons and 20 Great Blues Songs
    RefNr: HL697344
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Classic Blues for Voice & Fingerstyle Guitar
    20 arrangements with guitar accompaniment and solos
    RefNr: HL698992
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    The New Transcriptions
    29 Songs From The Legendary Bluesman. A must-have for all blues guitarists, this exciting publication is the most complete Robert Johnson collection ever!
    RefNr: HL690271
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Robert Johnson - Easy Guitar Collection
    20 of Johnson's legendary blues classics arranged for easy guitar in standard notation and tablature
    RefNr: HL702204
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    The Complete Robert Johnson
    Transcribed by Woody Mann, performed by Robert Johnson. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice.
    RefNr: OK64965
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Blues Guitar
    Includes instructional book (includes guitar tablature) and accompaniment CD.
    RefNr: HL697326
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    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    The Road to Robert Johnson
    The Genesis and Evolution of Blues in the Delta from the Late 1800s Through 1938.
    RefNr: HL695388
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    The Blues Book - Easy Guitar
    Easy guitar/vocal songbook (simplified arrangements for guitar) for guitar and voice. With leadsheet notation, strum and pick patterns, chord names and lyrics.
    RefNr: HL702104
    Order From:
    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    The Best Blues Guitar Songs Ever
    28 note-for-note transcriptions of the best of the blues, including: Boomerang * Catfish Blues * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * Easy Baby * Going Back Home * Have You Ever Loved a Woman * I Ain't Got You * I Can't Quit You Baby * I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man * Love in Vain Blues * Pride and Joy * The Sky Is Crying * The Things That I Used to Do * You Upset Me Baby * and more.
    RefNr: HL690923
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    SheetmusicPlus
    MusicRoom
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    Blues Guitar Tab White Pages
    This outstanding collection features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for 150 blues classics! Songs include: Baby, Please Don't Go * Born Under a Bad Sign * Bridge of Sighs * Cold Shot * Couldn't Stand the Weather * Cross Road Blues (Crossroads) * Double Trouble * Everyday I Have the Blues * I Can't Quit You Baby * I'm Tore Down * Killing Floor * Love in Vain Blues * Motherless Child * Pride and Joy * The Sky Is Crying * Statesboro Blues * Sweet Home Chicago * Texas Flood * The Thrill Is Gone * Tube Snake Boogie * and dozens more!
    RefNr: HL700131
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    SheetmusicPlus
    Amazon UK
    Amazon US
    Videos including the song
    CDs including the song

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    Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings
    This two-CD box contains all 41 recordings Johnson
    RefNr: B000026EG9
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    Amazon UK
    Amazon US

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    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 2
    RefNr: B0002MHEK0
    Order From:
    Amazon US

    Amazon UK

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