Robert Johnson – Come On In My Kitchen (Baron Version)

I couldn’t let Robert Johnson week pass without covering the Baron’s version of Come On In My Kitchen. It is a fairly standard I – IV – V progression in A (A – D7 – A – E7), so I thought I’d focus on the twiddly bits.

Here’s the intro with two typical Johnson-style descending phrases.

robert johnson ukulele tab

The A-Asus4-A crops up in the chord sections as well. As does a similar move from D7 (2223) to D (2225) and back.

And here’s the bit that doubles the vocal line in the “You better come on…” section.

come on ukulele tab

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  1. cardboardfrog April 16th, 2009 7:06 pm

    i’m really hoping you’ll end robert johnson week with hot tamales by UOGB

  2. byjimini April 16th, 2009 7:43 pm

    Hot Tamales was the first song I learnt, after seeing it in Woody’s Blues book.

  3. Joe April 17th, 2009 2:17 am

    Catchy, especially the way he sings it, I like it.

  4. Jeff/HumbleUker April 17th, 2009 3:04 pm

    I love it. Looks so simple as it’s played but the roadmap on tab looks completely perplexing. Masterful blues work. Thanks for another test.

  5. Woodshed April 17th, 2009 5:12 pm

    cbf and byjimini: It will be Hot Tamales. But not the UOGB version, I’m afraid.

    Joe: He does an excellent job of it.

    Jeff: Good luck with it?

  6. Josh April 19th, 2009 8:33 pm

    I just bought his complete collection CD today and i absolutely love it.

    thanks so much for doing this!

  7. BaronK69 April 20th, 2009 10:47 pm

    Hey! Thanks for tabbing this! Some people have asked me for tabs, but I’m really lousy with that stuff.

    Thanks for a great site too, and for pushing my vid. I’m honored!


    The Baron

  8. Woodshed April 21st, 2009 11:49 am

    Josh: It’s one hell of collection. When I first got it, I became a little obsessed with it. But back then it was tapes rather than CDs.

    Baron: Thanks for putting the video up. It’s an excellent version.

  9. James March 24th, 2012 3:33 pm

    This is amazing… my weekend plans have just changed!

  10. Woodshed March 24th, 2012 4:43 pm

    James: I hope I haven’t taken you away from any too important!

  11. James March 24th, 2012 11:32 pm

    Well this is kind of embarrassing..but I was planning to spend some time working my way through an e-book I just purchased called “How To Play Blues Ukulele” … maybe you’ve heard of it?

  12. Woodshed March 25th, 2012 12:27 pm

    James: I’ve heard the guy who wrote it is exceptionally handsome.

  13. James March 25th, 2012 2:30 pm

    Well I don’t know about all that… but in all seriousness: “How To Play Blues Ukulele” is an exceptional piece of work. The uke is new to me, but music and teaching are not. You sir, have been granted the gift of both, and I am grateful. *typed while the Baron growls in my headphones for about the 50th time*

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