Bar Room Blues: “The Sky is Crying”

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Bar Room Blues is an exclusive series of video guitar lessons by Steve “Red” Lasner covering classic blues songs from historically great guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, and many others. A new lesson will be released each week, so be sure to subscribe and check back often! Also, if you want more guitar lessons like these, be sure to check out Red’s Guitar Sherpa class.

The Sky is Crying“The Sky Is Crying” is a song that has become a blues standard. The song was written and recorded by Elmore James in 1959. Called “one of his most durable compositions”, “The Sky Is Crying” became a R&B record chart hit and has been interpreted and recorded by numerous artists including Stevie Ray Vaughn who titled an album after the song. In 1991, Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying” was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category.

Read on for the full guitar lesson on how to play this classic blues song including video, tab, and jam tracks…

Guitar Lesson

Check out the tab and jam track below, and give this bar room blues song a try yourself!

Tab

The Sky is Crying Tab

Jam Track

The Sky is Crying Jam

Bar Room Blues is an exclusive series of video guitar lessons by Steve “Red” Lasner covering classic blues songs from historically great guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy, and many others. A new lesson will be released each week, so be sure to subscribe and check back often! Also, if you want more guitar lessons like these, be sure to check out Red’s Guitar Sherpa class.



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