The chorus alternates between e9 and B9 chords. The A chord in bar 31 can be played with a thumb bass note – as Stevie would have done. There is a cool B minor Pentatonic riff in bar 32 that’s played in unison with the band. This takes us into the guitar solo.
The solo is played over a 12-bar blues form using the chords B9-e9-F#9. The first 12-bar chorus features some fully committed blues-rock soloing utilising the first and second boxes of the minor Pentatonic. Learning these licks will really help unlock some key SRV trademarks. Bar 38 is a timeless Albert King-style phrase and bar 39 contains the classic SRV method of negotiating position changes.