What are the chords for Janis Joplin’s Ball and Chain?
What are the chords for Janis Joplin’s Ball and Chain? If you can’t identify all of them, that’s alright. There isn’t much lesson videos on this that I can see on YouTube.
- marsLv 78 months ago
F#m, Bm, C#7, C7
- pianomanLv 78 months ago
Joplin did not write that song, Big Mama Thornton did and sang it in D using the I,IV, V chords with the standard 12 bar blues pattern.
- TommymcLv 78 months ago
Janis plays it differently than Big Mama Thornton. Big Mama does it as a standard 12 bar blues in D. Janis plays it as a blues pattern in F#m.
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- Michael ELv 78 months ago
Big Mama Thornton wrote Ball and Chain, not Janis.