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"A Day in the Life"  (Lennon/McCartney)
from the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles
Transcribed by Jaret Holmes

*The bass part begins with two measures of rest.  The entrance of the bass part is a little tricky begin when playing along with the recording 


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------5-----5---|
A|----3---3---3-------3---3-------|----3---3---3-------------5---5-|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|5-------5---5-0-4---4---4---4-0-|2---2---2---2-0-2---0-----------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------------0-----2---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-------3-------2-------2-------|0---0---0-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------0-------2---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------0---|2-----------0-------------------|
A|------------0---2-------2-------|--------------------0-------2---|
E|3-------3-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------2---3-------3-------|2-------2-------0-------0-------|
A|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------2---3-------3-----0-|2---2---2-----0-----------------|
A|3-------3-----------------------|----------------3---3---3---5---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----5---5---5-0-4---4---4---4---|2---2---2---2---2---2---0---0---|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3---2---2---2---2---|0---0---0-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------0-------2---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------0---|2-------2---2-------------------|
A|------------0---2-------2-------|----------------0---0---0---0---|
E|3-------3-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------2---3-------3---3---|2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---|
A|3---3---3-----------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|3---3---3-------2---2---2-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------5---5---5---4---|3-------3-------2-------2-------|
E|0---0---0-----------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|0---0---0-----------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------0-------2---|3-------3---3---2---2---2---2---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------5---5---5---4---|3---3---3-----------------------|
E|0-----0-0---0-------------------|------------0---1---1---1---1---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------5---5---5---5---|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|
E|0---0---0---0-------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3-------------------|----------------0---0---0---0---|
E|----------------2---2---2---2---|3---3---3---3-------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---|5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       
*Continue playing the E onthe 7th fret until the Orchestral swell ends
*This continues where Paul's vocals come in with "Woke up, fell out of bed"
*the 16th notes are swung like triplets.

G|--------------------------------|----------------------------7---|
D|--------------------------------|----------------------7---------|
A|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|7---7---7---7---5---------------|
E|------------------------------7-|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--7---------7-------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------5-------7---6---4---2---|2---2---2---2---7---6---4---2---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-2-2-0-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-|7---6---4---2---7---6---4---2---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------7---|------7-7-------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|7---6---4---2---5-------5-------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------2---4---|--------------------------------|
A|7---6---4---2---2---2-2---------|7---6---4---2---2---2---2---2---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|------------0---5---5---0-------|--------------------------------|
D|--------2-------------------2---|5---5---2---0---5---5---2---0---|
A|3---3---------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|----------------7---7-----------|--------------------------------|
D|--------4---7-----------7---4---|7---7---4-------7---7-4---4-----|
A|5---5---------------------------|----------------------------7---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|------------0---5---5---5---5---|
D|--------------------------------|--------2-----------------------|
A|7---7---7---7---7---7---5---5---|3---3---------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|----------------7---7---7-------|
D|5---5---5-----------------------|------------4-7-------------7---|
A|------------7---5---5---5---0---|5---5---5-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|7---7---4-------7---7---4-------|--------------------------------|
A|------------7---------------7---|7---7---7---5---3---3---3---5---|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|5---5---5---5-0-4---4---4---4-0-|2---2---2---2---0---0---0---0---|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3-------3-------2-------2-------|0-----------0-------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------0-------2---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|----------------5---5---5---4---|
E|3-------3-------2-------2-------|0---0---0-----------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3---3---3-----------------------|----------------5---5---5---4---|
E|------------0---1-------1-------|0---0---0---0-------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---|3---3---3---3-------------------|
E|--------------------------------|----------------2---2---2---2---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------0---0---0---0---|2---2---2---2---4---4---4---4---|
E|3---3---3---3-------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
A|5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7---|7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---||
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       


*At this point the 2nd orchestral swell enters and the bass parts fades out.

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Ian_D'Sa wrote on July 15 2007, 03:51 pm

Great Job

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nECKsPIDER wrote on April 16 2009, 09:13 pm

This was a great tab

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mrtamburineman wrote on January 1 2014, 11:03 am

when the bass prepares the orchestra swell a c sounds better to me than the c#
instead of that a really great job !

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