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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicBlues · 3 months ago

What are the chords for Janis Joplin’s Ball and Chain?

What are the chords for Janis Joplin’s Ball and Chain? If you can’t identify all of them, that’s alright. There isn’t much lesson videos on this that I can see on YouTube.

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    F#m, Bm, C#7, C7

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  • 3 months ago

    Joplin did not write that song, Big Mama Thornton did and sang it in D using the I,IV, V chords with the standard 12 bar blues pattern.

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  • 3 months ago

    Janis plays it differently than Big Mama Thornton. Big Mama does it as a standard 12 bar blues in D. Janis plays it as a blues pattern in F#m.

    Check out the chords here: https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/big-brother-t...

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  • 3 months ago

    Big Mama Thornton wrote Ball and Chain, not Janis.

    https://chordify.net/chords/big-mama-thornton-ball...

    • Kenny
      Lv 7
      3 months agoReport

      Sure but Janis covered it with her version .

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