Before You Accuse Me

Eric Clapton

" Before You Accuse Me " (also known as "Before You Accuse Me (Take a Look at Yourself)" is a blues song written and recorded by rock and roll icon Bo Diddley in 1957. It was released as the B-side to Diddley's "Say Bossman" and was included on his self-titled debut album in 1958. Backing Diddley (vocal and guitar) are Jody Williams (guitar), Willie Dixon (bass), and Frank Kirkland (drums). " Before You Accuse Me " was recorded twice by Eric Clapton: an electric version on his 1989 album Journeyman and a live acoustic version for the MTV Unplugged series, later to be released on his 1992 Grammy winning album Unplugged. Both the electric and acoustic versions of "Before You Accuse Me" were included on Clapton's various setlists over the years, from the Knebworth charity show of 1990 to the North American and European Summer tours of 2008. The song was also featured on the 2009 Australasian/British and 2010 American tours.

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Pattern B
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Pattern C
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Plan G
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Plan H
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