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Key: Bb

Genre: General

Harp Type: Diatonic

Skill: Any

When the Levee Breaks (vocal)

(Originally by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie. The Led Zeppelin
version is tabbed.)

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If it keeps on rainin’

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Le-vee’s goin’ to break

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If it keeps on rainin’

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Le-vee’s goin’ to break

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When the Le-vee breaks

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I’ll have no place to stay

 

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Mean old le- vee

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Taught me to weep and moan

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Mean old le-vee

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Taught me to weep and moan

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Got what it takes to make a

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Moun-tain man leave his home

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Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

 

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Don’t it make you feel bad

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When you’re tryin’ to find your way home

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You don’t know which way to go?

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If you’re goin’ down south

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They got no work to do,

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If you’re going north to Chi-ca-go

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Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh

 

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Cryin’ won’t help you

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Prayin’ won’t do you no good

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Cryin’ won’t help you

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Prayin’ won’t do you no good

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When the le-vee breaks

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Ma-ma, you got to move

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Ooh

 

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All last night

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Sat on the le-vee and moaned

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All last night

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Sat on the le-vee and moaned

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Think-in’ ’bout my ba-by

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And my hap-py home

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Oh

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Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh

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Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh

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Going, goin’ to Chi- ca- go

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Going to Chi-ca-go

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Sor-ry but I can’t take you

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Goin’ down, goin’ down now

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Goin’ down, goin’ down now

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Goin’ down…

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