by Little Feat
G D(*)(see notes) Em C G C C+2(see notes) C G (twice)
I've been worked by the rain(some versions substitute hurt or washed for worked)
Driven by the snow
Drunk and dirty don't you know
G C C+2 C G
But I'm still ... willin
(And I was) Out on the road
Late at night
Seen my pretty Alice in every headlight
G C C+2 C G
Alice ... Dallas Alice
G C D
And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapa
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
C D D(**)
Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
(No chords - let previous D resound)
And if you give me
(No chords again but I use a stepping C)
C step down to G
Weed, Whites and wine
And you show me a sign
D G C C+2 C G
I'll be willin' to be movin'
Kicked by the wind
Robbed by the sleet
D(*) Em C
Had my head stoved in but I'm still on my feet
C G C C+2 C G
And I'm still ... in a whole lot of trouble
Smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun
Every time I go to Mexico
C C+2 C G
And I'm still ...
D(*) many different chord variations have been suggested here,
including Bm and pure D. I use a hybrid of D with a 6th
string bass on the second fret since this bass note is
very important to the flow of the song. If you're lucky
your thumb can cover this, but mine won't so I usually
take the easy route and play 1st string 2nd fret plus
6th string 2nd fret with all the other strings open - not
such a good sound but FAR easier when you're trying to sing
as well !
C+2 - this is simply a slide of C up 2 frets. However, I prefer
to use normal open D instead as it had a better ring to it.
I've tried to match the words up with the chords but I guess it's
one of those songs you have to know quite well to get the inflections right.
Also, there's so many versions of this around the lyrics and especially
Lowell Georges asides at the end of verses etc change slightly. This version
is transcribed from the live album Waiting For Columbus.
Dept of Geography
From uunet!mcsun!uknet!edcastle!geovax.ed.ac.uk!msc9210 Wed Aug 5 14:54:44 PDT 1992
Article: 1381 of alt.guitar.tab
Subject: TAB : Willin' by Little Feat.
Date: 5 Aug 92 16:11:54 GMT
Organization: University of Edinburgh, Geography Department.