When you talk about monumental collaborations in the blues world, “Riding With The King” stands tall, uniting the prodigious talents of Eric Clapton and B.B. King. For guitarists, this track is a treasure trove. It’s not every day you get to study and play along with two legends whose styles, while rooted in blues, have distinct individual characteristics. Interestingly, despite their early interactions in 1967, it took over three decades for this duo to bless us with an entire album – and what an album it was! Clinching a Grammy and selling millions, it’s a testament to timeless artistry. Dive deeper, and you’ll discover the title track is a rendition of John Hiatt’s original from the ’80s, beautifully reimagined by our blues masters in the year 2000. And as you strum along, let the album’s vibrant cover inspire you – it’s not just about playing the blues, it’s about feeling, enjoying, and living it. So, pick up your guitar, and ride along with the kings of blues!
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Key of the Song:
The original key of Riding With The King by Eric Clapton & BB King is in E major.
Guitar Chords for Riding With The King by Eric Clapton & BB King
The best way to play many of these chords will be as a blues shuffle or as chords like you see below. If some of these chords are too hard, try just using the E7 shape or A7 shape in their barre chord forms.
Riding With The King by Eric Clapton & BB King – Lyrics with Chords
[Intro] A7 B7 [Verse 1] B7 I dreamed I did a good job and I got well paid E7 Blew it all at the penny arcade B7 A hundred dollars on a kewpie doll E7 I guess no white chick is gonna make me crawl [Chorus 1] G7 F7 On a TWA, to the promised land E7 Every woman, child and man G7 Gets a cadillac and a diamond ring A7 B7 E7 A7 Dont you know we're riding with the king? [Verse 2] B7 Hes on a mission of mercy to the new frontier E7 Hes gonna check us all on out of here B7 Up to that mansion on a hill E7 Where you can get your prescription filled [Chorus 2] G7 F7 E7 On a TWA to the promised land E7 Everybody come on and clap your hands G7 Dont you just love the way he sings A7 B7 E7 A7 Dont you know we're riding with the king? [Bridge] D7 B7 A red cape and shiny Colt '45 D7 B7 I never saw his face but I saw the light G7 Tonight everybody's getting their angel wings A7 B7 Dont you know we're riding with the king? B7 E7 Well I stepped out of a mirror at ten years old A7 With a suit cut sharp, as a razor and a heart of gold B7 I had a guitar hanging just about waist high E7 A7 I'm gonna play that thing until the day I die