Third Degree

The blues song Third Degree with lyrics and guitar chords.

  • Third Degree is written by Eddie Boyd and Willie Dixon.
  • Eric Clapton included Third Degree on the blues album From The Cradle, which was released in 1994.

Lyric and Chords

Lyrics and guitar chords to Five Long Years by Eddie Boyd and Willie Dixon.

Intro:
| D7 | G7 | A G | D Bb9 A9 Eb9 | 

Verse 1 -----------------------------------------------
D9                       A9  G9                     Eb9
Got me accused of peeping,     I can’t see a thing.
D9             Eb9                    D9     Db9 D9
  You got me accused of petting and I can’t even 
Eb9    D9     G6 G9
raise my hand.      
         A9  G9 A9 G9                     D9  Eb9
Bad luck,             bad luck is killing me.
D7 Db9 D9 Eb9 D9 Bb9
A9                       G6 G9
Well, I just can’t stand       
                      D         G D A Eb9
no more of this third   degree.

Verse 2 -----------------------------------------------
D7                         G7
  Got me accused of murder, I ain’t harmed a man.
D9         Eb9                 D9         Db9      D9
  Got me accused of forgery, I can’t even write my name.
G9                              D9   Eb9   
  Bad luck, bad luck is killing me.
D9 Db9 D9 Eb9 D9 G7 Ab7
A7                         G9 
  Well, I just can’t stand   no more 
              D9       G9   Bb7 A7 Eb9
of this third   degree.

Solo --------------------------------------------------
| D9 Db9 D9 Ab9 | G9 | D9 Eb9 | D9 Db9 D9 EB9 D9| 
| G| G | D9 Eb9 | D9 Db9 D9 | 
| A7 Ab7| G7 | D7 G7| D7 A7 Eb7| 

Verse 3 -----------------------------------------------
D9                        Ab9 G9                   Eb9
  Got me accused of taxes,      I ain’t got a dime.
D9                           Eb9  
  Got me accused of children,    
D9                 Db9   D9    Eb9 D9   Ab9
 and ain’t nearly one of them was  mine.
G9                              D9   Eb9 
  Bad luck, bad luck is killing me.
D9 DB9 D9 Eb9 D9
A7                         
  Well, I just can’t stand   
G9                      D        Eb9 D9 
  no more of this third  degree. 

Lyrics

Lyrics to Third Degree by Eddie Boyd and Willie Dixon.

Got me accused of peeping,
I can’t see a thing.
You got me accused of petting
and I can’t even raise my hand.
Bad luck, bad luck is killing me.
Well, I just can’t stand no more
of this third degree.

Got me accused of murder,
I ain’t harmed a man.
Got me accused of forgery,
I can’t even write my name.
Bad luck, bad luck is killing me.
Well, I just can’t stand no more
of this third degree.

Got me accused of taxes,
I ain’t got a dime.
Got me accused of children,
and ain’t nearly one of them was mine.
Bad luck, bad luck is killing me.
Well, I just can’t stand no more
of this third degree.