Walk The Line - Johnny Cash

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by rydin4lifebass, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. I have the entire song from the first verse to the end with the different key changes and runs to each key but I just need the intro..any help on a tab or the chords/key changes would be helpful...I'm using the original version which begins the first verse in F by the way...
  2. Doesn't seem right to me..not sure why on the first first they have the 1-5 of C as C-E instead of C-G ....intro sounds like the right chords though..just need to fill in the runs.
  3. blues_bassist


    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Here it is in its simplest form:

  4. phoenixjmw


    Jul 9, 2013
    Hey I have a question forthos more familiar with this song...

    Rydin mentions original version?

    Here is my issue:

    The intro listed here matches the intro I play which matches the version I have on a CD. 1st verse uses F,C, Bb.

    However it seems all the tabs and demos have the song starting in E,A, D and sometimes a B7.

    Are there different standard versions of this or are people just transposing keys for the fun of it?
  5. My version is F, C, Bb. I guess folks are just playing it the easy way.
  6. phoenixjmw


    Jul 9, 2013
    Thanks Nashville. Thing is with so many changes I want to learn the song version most likely to be played. Would you be able to say how bands would typically play this at a gig?

    Strange observation, I like the "E" version better for guitar but the "F" version seems to sound better on bass.


    Nevermind lol, solved my own mystery. Those damn guitar players and their capos!
  7. Bless your guitarist if s/he will actually use a capo instead of making you transpose.
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