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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.