Learn how to play Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group. Another awesome classic guitar song. This lesson is definitely for Intermediate to Advanced level players. Be sure to download the tabs for Free Ride below.

From Songfacts: “Edgar Winter played Woodstock before he even released an album. That’s because his older brother, Johnny Winter, was a celebrated blues guitarist who used Edgar in his band. When Edgar struck out on his own in 1970, it was with a horn-heavy band he assembled for his first album. His next two albums were with a group he called White Trash, which had more jazz leanings. In 1972, he started clean with a new band: the Edgar Winter Group. Dan Hartman, who was in a Pennsylvania band called the Legends, was his first recruit. Hartman had already written “Free Ride” (which is one of the reasons Winter wanted him), so it was one of the first songs this new group recorded.”

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Lyrics

The mountain is high, the valley is low
And you’re confused on which way to go
So I’ve come here to give you a hand
And lead you into the promised land, so

(Ooh, ooh, ooh) come on and take a free ride (free ride)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh) come on and sit here by my side
(Ooh, ooh) come on and take a free ride

All over the country, I’m seeing it the same
Nobody’s winning at this kind of game
We gotta do better, it’s time to begin
You know all the answers must come from within, so

(Ooh, ooh, ooh) come on and take a free ride (free ride)
(Ooh, ooh, ooh) come on and sit here by my side
(Ooh, ooh) come on and take a free ride

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, free ride

Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Come on and take a free ride
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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