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Sweet Little Angel

B.B. King

 

This is a 12-bar blues song originally in the key of C#.  You can Capo 4th fret to play in the original key.  Here’s it’s written in the key of A.

 

The main progression is repeated throughout the song.

 

Intro (main progression):

          / A - - - / D - - - / A - - - / - - - - /

          / D - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - /

          / E - - - / D - - - / A - - - / E - - - /

 

A                                 D                  

I got a sweet little angel    

A 

I love the way she spread her wings
     D                                                  

Yes, I got a sweet little angel,

                  A

I love the way she spread her wings
                         E                                     D                                   

Yes, when she spread her wings around me,

                 A              E

I get joy in everything

 

A                                                       D           

You know I asked my baby for a nickel,

               A

and she gave me a twenty dollar bill
           D

Oh, yes, I asked my baby for a nickel,

              A

and she gave me a twenty dollar bill

                           E                                                   D
Whoa, you know I asked her for a little drink of liquor,

              A                                E

and she gave me a whiskey still

 

            A                                      D

Ah yes, asked my baby to quit me,

               A

well, I do believe I will die

         D
Yes, I asked my baby to quit me,

                A

well, I do believe I will die

                             E                           D     
'Cause, if you don't love me little angel,

                              A              E

please, tell me the reason why

 

Solo (Repeat Main Progression)

 

End with an A chord


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.