Alabama Song è un componimento del poeta tedesco Bertolt Brecht, scritto nel 1927 e messo in musica dal compositore Kurt Weill per la cantata Mahagonny.
I Doors hanno ripreso e riarrangiato il brano originale nel 1967, incidendolo nell’album di debutto The Doors col titolo Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar).
Altrettanto famosa è la versione di David Bowie del 1980.

Testo con accordi e tablatura per chitarra.

Alabama Song The Doors Accordi per Chitarra Lyrics

    Am
Well, show me the way To the next whiskey bar
F#m            D7
Oh, don't ask why
F#m            D7
Oh, don't ask why
Am
Show me the way To the next whiskey bar
F#m            D7
Oh, don't ask why
F#m            D7
Oh, don't ask why
Am
For if we don't find The next whiskey bar,
F#m                D7
I tell you we must die
F#m                D7
I tell you we must die
F#m                                        D7
I tell you, I tell you I tell you we must die 

(drop-down organ riff)

Chorus #1:

F                                   E
Oh, moon of Alabama We now must say goodbye
      G  G7          C  C7    C
We've lost our good old mama And must
      C7                   F
have whiskey, oh, you now why

Chorus #2:

    F                               E
Oh, moon of Alabama We now must say goodbye
       Eb               F
We've lost our good old mama
C            C7                    F
And must have whiskey, oh, you now why.....Yeah!

(Get the idea?? :O) well, keep going the same way)

Well, show me the way To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
Show me the way To the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why
For if we don't find The next little girl
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you I tell you we must die 

*Instrumental Break* (Play the same chords as for the 1st chorus)

Chorus #2:

Oh, moon of Alabama We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama And must have whiskey, oh, you now why

Tablatura Guitar Tab

Intro
    Am
    Gtr I
    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  Q    Q  q  q  q    q  q  q  Q
||-----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5----------||
||o----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5---------o||
||-----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5----------||
||-----7-----7--|----7--------|----7-----7--|----7----------||
||o-------------|-------7-----|-------------|-------7------o||
||--5-----5-----|-5--------0s=|=5-----5-----|-5--------0s===||

                1st & 2nd Verses
              $
                 Am
  Q  q  q  q     Q  q  q  q    q  q  q  Q    Q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----5--------||----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5--------||----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5--------||----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----7--------||----7-----7--|----7--------|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|
|-------7-----||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5--------0s=||=5-----5-----|-5-----5--0s=|=5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|

  F#m           D             F#m           D
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

  Am
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|

  F#m           D             F#m           D
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

  Am
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|----5-----5--|
|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|----7-----7--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|

  F#m           D             F#m           D
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|----2-----2--|----3-----3--|
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|
|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|-4-----4-----|-0-----0-----|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

  F#m                         F#m   D       C
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|-2--2--2--2--|-0----------|
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|-2--2--3--3--|-1----------|
|----2-----2--|----2-----2--|-2--2--2--2--|-0----------|
|-4-----4-----|-4-----4-----|-4--4--0--0--|-2----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|

  N.C.
  q  q  q  q     q   q   q  q     q   q   q  q     q   q   Q  Q
|-8--8--8-----|--8---8---8-----|--8---8---8-----|--8---8---8-----||
|-------------|-12--12--12-----|-11--11--11-----|-10--10--10-----||
|-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
|-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

 Chorus
  F
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|----1-----1--|----1--------|----1-----1--|-------------|
|-------1-----|----------1--|-------1-----|-------1-----|
|-------------|-------2-----|-------------|----2--------|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3--------3--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                              B7
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q   Q  Q  Q     Q  Q  Q  Q
|----1-----1--|----------1--|-7---------7--|--------------|
|-------1-----|-------1-----|----10--------|-10--------7--|
|-------------|----2--------|--------8-----|-----8--8-----|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------|--------------|

  G                           Gm
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-3--------3--|-1-----------|-3-----------|----3---------|
|----3--------|----3-----3--|----3-----3--|-------3------|
|-------4-----|-------4-----|-------3-----|-3--------3s==|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|

  C             C7            F
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  E e q  q    H    Q  Q
|----8--------|-6-----8-----|-1----1-1--1--|-1----------||
|----------5--|----------5--|-2----2-2--2--|-2----1-----||
|-5-----5-----|----5--------|-2----2-2--2--|-2-------2--||
|-------------|-------------|--------------|------------||
|-------------|-------------|--------------|------------||
|-------------|-------------|--------------|------------||

  F
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|----1-----1--|----1--------|----1-----1--|-------------|
|-------1-----|----------1--|-------1-----|-------1-----|
|-------------|-------2-----|-------------|----2--------|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3--------3--|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                              E             E7
  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H
|----1-----1--|----------1--|-0-----0--0--|----0--0s====|
|-------1-----|-------1-----|----0--------|-3-----------|
|-------------|----2--------|-------------|-------------|
|-3-----------|-3-----------|-2-----------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

                                                                To Coda
  Eb                Eb7               F
   Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q     Q   Q   Q   Q
|-11----------11--|-----11------11--|-----------------|-----13------13--|
|-----11----------|-14--------------|-13------13------|-13--------------|
|---------12------|---------12------|-----14------14--|---------14------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

  C              C7              F
   Q  Q  Q  Q     q   q  q  q     q  e  e  q   q     e E Q   H
|--------8-----|---------8--8--|------------------|-13-------------||
|-----------8--|-11--11--------|-13----13-13--13--|----------------||
|-----9--------|---------------|-14----14-14--14--|----------------||
|-10-----------|---------------|-15----15-15--15--|----------------||
|--------------|---------------|------------------|----------------||
|--------------|---------------|------------------|---------13\----||

 Interlude
                                            D.S. al Coda
  A
  q  q  q  q    q  q  q  Q    Q  q  q  q    q  q  q  Q
|----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5---------||
|----5-----5--|----5--------|----5-----5--|----5---------||
|----6-----6--|----6--------|----6-----6--|----6---------||
|----7-----7--|----7--------|----7-----7--|----7---------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------||
|-5-----5-----|-5-----5--0s=|=5-----5-----|-5-----5--0/--||

 Outro
  &
  C              C7               F
  Q  Q  E E Q     Q  Q  E  E Q     q  e  e  q   q     q  q  q  Q
|-8---------8--|--------8-------|-13----13-13--13--|-13-----------*|
|----8----8----|-11-------11----|-13----13-13--13--|-13-----------*|
|-------9------|-----9-------9--|-14----14-14--14--|-14-----------*|
|--------------|----------------|-15----15-15--15--|-15-----------*|
|--------------|----------------|------------------|--------------*|
|--------------|----------------|------------------|--------1-----*|

[The Doors]

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