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Hide Away

    “Hide Away” is an electric blues guitar instrumental recorded by Texas bluesman Freddie King. The song was written by Freddie King and Sonny Thompson (pianist and A&R man at Federal Records).

    “Hide Away” was released in 1960 on a 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, backed with “I Love The Woman” (which was originally the A-side). The song was recorded at King Records Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, on August 26, 1960. The producer was Sonny Thompson. The song first appeared on the album “Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddie King”.

    This song is the number 32 greatest blues song of all time according to Digital Dream Door’s Rick Varner.




“Hide Away” by Freddie King

    “Hide Away” was released in 1960 on a 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, backed with “I Love The Woman” (which was originally the A-side). The song was recorded at King Records Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, on August 26, 1960. The producer was Sonny Thompson. Musicians were Freddie King (guitar), Sonny Thompson (piano), Bill Willis (bass), and Philip Paul (drums).

    In 1961 the song “Hide Away” spent 19 weeks on the Billboard R&B chart, reaching number five (#5), and also making number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Freddie King performs Hideaway on the television show The Beat in 1966.

     Freddie King said that this song was named for Mel’s Hideaway Lounge in Chicago, a blues club popular at the time.

    In 1995, “Hide Away” was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. This song was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. In 2007 this song was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. This song is the number two (2) greatest blues instrumental of all time according to Digital Dream Door’s Rick Varner.

    The song has become a blues standard. King Curtis recorded it in 1962. Eric Clapton recorded it in 1963 (replacing the “Peter Gunn” riff with a variation of “Baby Elephant Walk”). Freddie King recorded an updated version for his 1969 album “Freddie King Is A Blues Master”, produced by King Curtis. Jeff Healey recorded it for his 1988 album “See The Light”. The song also appears on the 1999 remaster of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s album “Couldn’t Stand the Weather”. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead often included portions of the song “Hide Away” in his live renditions of “Truckin’”.


Eric Clapton version



Stevie Ray Vaughan version

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    The two following tab versions were placed on the internet for free. The e-mail addresses are no longer valid. These two amateur tab listings are provided under the U.S. Fair Use Doctrine and will be removed at the request of the copyright holder.


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			     Hide Away - Freddie King
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Tabbed by: Joe a.k.a. The Young Page
Email: bustamoves@swbell.net

Email me if u have any questions. I'm sure this is correct; I've even played it live this way!

Tuning: Standard

e|--------0--2/4-------------0--2/4---2p0---0-----------0-----0------0-----|
B|-0--0h2------------0--0h2---------------2------0--0h2---0h2----0h2-------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0-2/4---2p0----0------------0-----0-----0--2-2-2-2-2/4-----------|
B|--0-0h2--------------2-----0--0h2-----0h2---0h2--------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-----0------0---0-------------0----------------------0-----------|
B|-0-0h2---0h2----0h2----------------------3--0----------------------------|
G|----------------------------2--0h1------------2-0--0h2p2------------2----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------2--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------0-2------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0---------------------0-----0-----0---0----------------0----------|
B|-0-0h2---0h2p0h2p0h2--0--0h2---0h2---0h2---------------0--0h2------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------2--0h1--------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0--2/4--2p0----0--0----------0------------0--2-2-2-2-2/4---------|
B|-0--0h2--------------2--------------------0---0h2------------------------|
G|-----------------------------0h1-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------2--------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-----0------0---0-------------0----------------------0-----------|
B|-0-0h2---0h2----0h2----------------------3--0----------------------------|
G|----------------------------2--0h1------------2-0--0h2p2------------2----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------2--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------0-2------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2--------------------2--------------------------------2--5-2-4-2--2-----|
A|--------2--5--2--4--2--------2--5--2--4--2--------0--4-------------------|
E|---0--4-----------------0--4----------------0-3-4------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------2----1----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------1--4----4----4-2------------------2-----------|
A|-------2--5--2--4--------2----------------------2--5-2--4--2-------------|
E|--0--4-------------0-3-4--------------------0-4--------------------------|


   8 TIMES       4 TIMES         4 TIMES
e|------------|--------------|-------------|-------------------------------|
B|------------|--------------|-------------|-------------------------------|
G|------------|--------------|-------------|---------------1---------------|
D|------------|--2-2------2--|-------------|------1-1--4-4---4--1----------|
A|-2-2------2-|--0-0--3h4----|--2-2------2-|--2-2-------------------0--0---|
E|-0-0--3h4---|--------------|--0-0--3h4---|-------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------2-2-2----------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------X-X-X----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------2-2-2----------------------|
D|-------2--2--4--2-----------------------------1-1-1----------------------|
A|-4--4-------------4-------------0-1--0--1-----2-2-2----------------------|
E|---------------------0-0--3--4------------0------------------------------|


       VERY FAST
e|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12---12--9--7---------------|
B|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9------9--9--9--9--9--9--9--------------------------|
G|--11-11-11-11-11-11-11-----11-11-11-11-11-11-11---12--9--7---------------|
D|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12--------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                        4 TIMES   4 TIMES
e|-4/2--0--4/2--0---4/2--0----4/2--0--|---------|----------|----------0----|
B|------------------------------------|---------|----------|---0--0h2------|
G|-4/2--0--4/2--0---4/2--0----4/2--0--|---------|----------|---------------|
D|------------------------------------|-2-2-4-4-|----------|---------------|
A|------------------------------------|-0-0-0-0-|--2-2-4-4-|---------------|
E|------------------------------------|---------|--0-0-0-0-|---------------|

e|--2-2-2-2-2/4------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-----0------0---0-------------0----------------------0-----------|
B|-0-0h2---0h2----0h2----------------------3--0----------------------------|
G|----------------------------2--0h1------------2-0--0h2p2------------2----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------2--------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------0-2------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    4 TIMES            2 TIMES           2 TIMES
e|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|----------------|-2-2--------------|-----------------|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1----|
A|-2-2------------|-0-0-3-0-4-0-5-4--|-2-2-------------|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
E|-0-0-3-0-4-0-5-4|------------------|-0-0-3-0-4-0-5-4-|-------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------------1-1-1-----------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2--------------2-2-2-----------------------------------|
E|----------------0-0-3-0-4-0-5-4------------------------------------------|

e|--------0--2/4-------------0--2/4---2p0---0-----------0-----0------0-----|
B|-0--0h2------------0--0h2---------------2------0--0h2---0h2----0h2-------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------0-2/4---2p0----0----------0--2-2-2-2-2/4---------0-----0-----0---|
B|--0-0h2--------------2-----0--0h2-----------------0--0h2---0h2---0h2-----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--/4--0-----------0--2--2/4----------------------------------------------|
B|---------3--0--3--------------0----2----3--------------------------------|
G|------------------------------1----1----1--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------0----0----0--------------------------------|
A|------------------------------2----2----2--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------0----0----0--------------------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
============================================================================


Regular Guitar tabs


                           HIDE AWAY
                  (F. King - S. Thompson, BMI)

Here is my transcription of the lead guitar part for Freddy King's blues
classic "Hide Away," originally released as the B-side of the King
Records single, "I Love the Woman," then on the album LET'S HIDE AWAY
AND DANCE AWAY WITH FREDDY KING (King 773).  The tune is currently
available on the compact disc JUST PICKIN' (Modern Blues MBXLCD-721).

JUST PICKIN' is a goldmine of urban blues lead guitar licks.  It is
essential listening for anyone seriously interested in blues or rock and
roll guitar.

The song is played in a brisk shuffle.  My transcription on paper is in
the meter 12/8, with one shuffled beat consisting of three eighth notes
(a quarter note and an eighth note).  In the tablature, I have tried
(where possible) to correlate rhythm with spacing in the tab, with one
eighth note taking up three spaces.  The transcription is accurate to
the best of my ability; I actively welcome your comments or corrections.

This transcription was prepared by Alan Bostick (abostick@netcom.com),
with the assistance of Ofir Zwebner's tablature program TAB MASTER. 


             E
E-------0-|-2/4---------------------|-----------0-2/4-4\2-0---|
B-0-0h2---|-------------------------|-------0h2-------------2-|
G---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E---------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




                                                      A
 -0-----------------------|-----------0-----0-----0-|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------0h2---0h2---0h2---|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




                             E
 -----------0-2/4-4\2-0---|-0-----------------------|-----------0-----0-----0-|
 -------0h2-------------2-|-------------------------|-------0h2---0h2---0h2---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   B                         A
 -2---2-2---2-2/4-0-2p0---|-----0-----0-----0-------|-----0-----------0-------|
 -----------------------2-|-0h2---0h2---0h2---0---0-|---------3---------------|
 -------------------------|---------------------2---|-0h1---------2/4---2-0---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




       B                     E
 -0---------------------0-|--------------------------------------------------|
 -------0---------0-0h2---|-0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p-|
 -----------2-------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 -------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 -------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
 -------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|





 -----0-----0-----0-------|-------------------------|-----------0-------------|
 -0h2---0h2---0h2---0-----|-----0-------------------|-------0h2---------------|
 ---------------------2---|-0h1---------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   A                                                   E
 -------------------------|-----------0-2/4-4\2-0---|-0------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------0h2-------------2-|-----------------0--------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------2---0h1|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|




                             B                         A
 -0---------------------0-|-2---2-2---2-2/4-0-2p0---|-----0-----0-----0-------|
 -------------------0h2---|-----------------------2-|-0h2---0h2---0h2---0---0-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------2---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   E                             B                     E
 -----0-----------0-------|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|
 ---------3---------------|-------2-----------------|-------------------------|
 -0h1---------2/4---2-0---|-----------2-------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------2-|-----------------0h2-----|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-0-----------3/4---------|





 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 --------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -5---2-4---2-----0h2------|-------------------------|-5---2-4---2-------------|
 --------------------------|-----------------------2-|-------------------------|
 --------------------------|-0-----------3/4---------|-----------------0-3-3-4-|




   A                                                   E
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------2-|-5---2-4---2-----0h2-----|-------------------------|
 -0-----------3/4---------|-------------------------|-----------------------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-0-----------3/4---------|




                             B
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-----------------------4-|-7---4-6---4-----0h2-----|
 -5---2-4---2-----------0-|-2-----------5/6---------|-------------------------|
 -----------------0-3/4---|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   E
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-----------------0h1-----|-------------------------|
 -----------------------2-|-5---2-4---2-------------|-----------2-----------2-|
 -0-----------3/4---------|-------------------------|-0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|





 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------2-----------2-|-----------2-----------2-|-----------2-------------|
 -0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|-0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|-0---0-3/4---0-0-0-3-3-3-|




   A                                                   E
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------2-----------2-|-----------2-----------2-|-------------------------|
 -0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|-0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|-----------2-----------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|




                             B                         A
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------4---4-6p4---|-------------2---2-4p2---|
 -----------2-----------2-|-2---2-5/6-6-----------6-|-0---0-3/4-4-----------4-|
 -0---0-3/4---0---0-3/4---|-------------------------|-------------------------|


                                                

   E                             B
 -------------------------|-------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------|
 -------------0---1-0---2-|-------------------|
 -0---0-3---4-------------|-------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------|




   E
 -12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------|
 -12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12----------------|
 -13-13-13-13-13-13-13----------------|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13----------------|
 -------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 -------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 -------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|




                                                     A
 -12-9--7--4\2--0--4\2--|-0--4\2--0--2------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -13-9--7--4\2--1--4\2--|-1--4\2--1--2------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




                             E
 -------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------0-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------0h2---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|




   B                         A                         E
 -2---2-2---2-2/4-0-2p0---|-----0-----0-----0-------|-----0-----------0-------|
 -----------------------2-|-0h2---0h2---0h2---0---0-|---------3---2/4---------|
 -------------------------|---------------------2---|-0h1---------------2p0---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




       B                     E
 -0-----------------2-----|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------0-----------0-----|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 ---------2---------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------0-----|-------------------0-----|
 -------------------------|-0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|




                                                       A
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------0-----|
 -------------------0-----|-------------------0-----|-0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|
 -0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-------------------------|




                             E                         B
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------0-----|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-------------------0-----|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
 -------------------------|-0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-------------------------|




   A                                                      B
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------0-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------0-0h2---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------0-----|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -0--0--2--0--3--0-----3--|-------------------------|----2--2--2--------------|
 -------------------------|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0-----------------------|




   E
 -2/4---------------------|-----------0-2/4-4\2-0---|-0-----------------------|
 -------------------------|-------0h2-------------2-|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




                             A
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-----------0-2/4-4\2-0---|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------0h2-------------2-|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-0-----------------------|-------------------------|
 -----------------0-3-3-4-|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   E                                                   B
 -0-----------------------|-----------------------0-|-2---2-2---2-2/4-0-2p0---|
 -------------------------|-------------------0h2---|-----------------------2-|
 -------------------------|-0h2---------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|




   A                         E
 -----0-----0-2/4-0-2p0---|----2/3-2-0-----0--2--3--|-3/4---/13-/13-----------||
 -0h2---0h2-------------2-|-------------2-----------|----0--------------------||
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------/12-/12-----------||
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||
 -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------||


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