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Delbert McClinton standing on shaky ground tab?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by pmatz2, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    You really don't need tab for that song. It's pretty repetitive.
  2. bhunt1

    bhunt1 Vintage Lefty Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Older than dirt ;)
    Here's MarloweDK's tutorial on the Temptations version (much cooler bassline imo):

  3. extreme


    Mar 20, 2000
    Yes, the original Temptations version is infinitely superior.
  4. I agree the temptations line is more interesting still looking for the Delbert mc. Version. Any help,would be appreciated
  5. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    The temptations blows this away, unfortunately my OLD band leader insisted we play the Delbert McClinton version due to the guitar solo. Lame in comparison.
    There is a decent tab of the tempts version out there, do a search.
  6. No argument from me the Temps version I'd the one!
  7. Thanks for all the responses.

    This song seems to be called out a lot at blues jams in my area. I have a lot of other songs that I'm working on right now otherwise I'd work on transcribing it myself. (Transcribing is not my strong suit)

    I was just hoping someone might have the Delbert MC version tabbed out or better yet transcribed. This way I could spend a few minutes with it and be ready the next time someone called the song out.

    And thanks bhunt1 for sharing the tutorial link. I've used other videos by him to learn songs. It helped me start transcribing use me by bill withers

  8. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    The main bassline is not much different- the main difference is his version doesn't have the intro- and it goes to A then B at the one spot. Also, his player doesn't hit the high
    octave as much.
  9. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    It's pretty much this over and over ...


    And I usually throw in fills and variations as it goes along.