Pride And Joy chords by Stevie Ray Vaughan


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Pride & Joy chords and lyrics (tune down to Eb)

Intro

| E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |

| E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 (A A#) B7 |

Verse 1

| E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
Well, you’ve heard about love givin’ sight to the blind, my baby lovin’ cause the sun to shine,
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
she’s my sweet little thang. She’s my pride and joy.
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 (A A#) B7 |
She’s my sweet little baby, I’m her little lover boy.

Verse 2

| E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
Yeah, I love my baby, with my heart and soul. Love like ours won’t never grow old,
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
she’s my sweet little thang. She’s my pride and joy.
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 (A A#) B7 |
She’s my sweet little baby, I’m her little lover boy.

Verse 3

| E7 N.C | E7 N.C | E7 N.C | E7 |
Yeah, I love my lady, she’s long and lean. You mess with her, you’ll see a man get mean,
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
she’s my sweet little thang. She’s my pride and joy.
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 (A A#) B7 |
She’s my sweet little baby, I’m her little lover boy.

Solo 1

| E7 | E7#9 | E7 | E7 |
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 C7 B7 |

| E7 | E7#9 | E7 | E7#9 |
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 (A A#) B7 |

Verse 4

| E7 N.C | E7 N.C | E7 N.C | N.C |
Well, I love my baby, like the finest wine, stick with her until the end of time,
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
she’s my sweet little thang. She’s my pride and joy.
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 B7 |
She’s my sweet little baby, I’m her little lover boy.

Verse 5

| E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 |
Yeah, I love my baby, with my heart and soul, love like ours won’t never grow old,
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
she’s my sweet little thang. She’s my pride and joy.
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 B7 |
She’s my sweet little baby, I’m her little lover boy.

Solo 2

| E7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
| A7 | A7 | E7 | E7 |
| B7 | A7 | E7 | E7 F7 E7 |


Pride & Joy chords and progressions

Clearly based around a 12-bar blues progression, there is more to it than most catch at first glance. Let’s list the small differences.

  • The intro has a 4-bar build-up before we start the 12-bar progression
  • Move chromatically up from AA#B during the intro and verses 1, 2, and the second half of the solo
  • There’s a C7B7 at the end of the first half of the solo
  • The two verses with stops are different in bar 4
  • The second half of the solo has one more E7#9
  • We finish on an F7E7

Details like these are much more important than you may first think, especially when recording. the lesson here is that if you want to do something different, don’t do it all the time!


Stevie Ray Vaughan revived the blues guitar in the 80s

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s popularity is culturally important as he in many ways led the way for the blues revival that took place in the 80s.

When he tragically died in a helicopter crash, he left an entire generation with a Strat, tube screamer, Fender amp, and a career as a guitar teacher.

His song Pride & Joy, which you can learn how to play using the video lesson above, has become a standard among guitar teachers the world over.

Stevie’s big break came when he played on the massive David Bowie single Let’s Dance (produced by Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers) and released Texas Flood, his debut album, in the same year.

If you know your blues guitarists, it’s evident that SRV’s two main influences are Albert King and Eric Clapton. John Mayer, in turn, is a SRV disciple.

As you memorize the legendary licks taught in the video guitar lesson above, don’t forget to also check all the details in the chords. Each verse does offer something slightly different, a must in order to keep the listener’s attention.


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Stevie Ray Vaughan

Launching himself in 1983 to the world with his debut album Texas Flood and simultaneously appearing on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, SRV was an instant hit.

Following this up with Couldn’t Stand The Weather, Pride & Joy, and Mary Had A Little Lamb, he firmly established himself as one of the greats.

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