LAYLA (ACOUSTIC) – Guitar Lesson

Nothing touches the opening riff of Clapton's electric Layla … but he sure turned heads with his acoustic version. Here's a version that is playable for most of us … your Layla (acoustic) guitar lesson!

Verse1]
C#m                              G#m
 What_ will you do__ when you get lonely__?
C#m          C      D       E     E
 With no_one_ waiting by your side__
F#m          B              E                  A
 You've been running_   and hiding much too long__,
F#m            B                 E           A  (hold)
 You know it's just your foolish pride__,    Lay___la_

[Chorus] (Riff1)
Dm       Bb          C                Dm
                You_ got_ me_ on_ my_ knees__ Lay__la_
Dm       Bb          C                   Dm
                I'm_ beg_ging_ dar_lin'_ please__, Lay__la
Dm       Bb          C                   Dm
                     Dar_lin'_ won't you ease_ my_ wor_ried_ mind__
Dm   Bb   C    a  c

[Verse2]
C#m                       G#m
 Tried_ to give_ you_ consola_tion,
C#m          C          D        E
  Your__ old_ man__ won't let_ you down__
F#m       B         E                  A
 Like_ a_ fool__, I fell_ in love with you__,
F#m                B                    E            A  (hold)
 You_ turned_ the_ whole_ world_ upside down__       Lay___la

[Chorus] (Riff1)
Dm       Bb          C                Dm
                You_ got_ me_ on_ my_ knees__ Lay__la_
Dm       Bb          C                   Dm
                I'm_ beg_ging_ dar_lin'_ please__, Lay__la
Dm       Bb          C                   Dm
                     Dar_lin'_ won't you ease_ my_ wor_ried_ mind__
Dm   Bb   C    a  c

[Verse3]
C#m                               G#m
 Let's make the best_ of the sit_u_a_tion__
C#m      C       D     E
 Before I fin'lly_ go_ insane__
F#m             B              E             A
 Please_ don't_ say__    we'll never_ find a way__
F#m           B               E            A  (hold)
 And tell_ me all my loves in vain__       Lay___la

[Chorus2] (Riff1)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

len May 6, 2012 at 4:42 AM

great lesson on layla jackson and arrived on my birthday didn't get the prs though even after hinting all year to the wife!

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admin May 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM

No ….. how about a nice PRS knockoff? Thanks Len!

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bob sylvester August 7, 2012 at 8:43 AM

hi jackson still having trouble with the barre chords but will tough it out layla is fab        bob

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admin August 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Well you know the expression Bob … when the going get’s tough ……… ! Good job hanging in!

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